Airing on Sunday nights, Masters of Sex has never drawn big ratings and the live numbers plunged in season three. While Showtime doesn’t depend on commercial viewing, this trend can’t be good news. Will this series be renewed for a fifth season or cancelled instead? Stay tuned.
Masters of Sex follows the unusual lives of William Masters (Michael Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan). They’re researchers whose work touched off the sexual revolution. Others in the cast include Caitlin FitzGerald, Teddy Sears, Annaleigh Ashford, Beau Bridges, Allison Janney, Josh Charles, Nicholas D’Agosto, Sarah Silverman, and Kevin Christy.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.
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For reference: The third season of Masters of Sex averaged a 0.13 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 595,000 viewers.
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