Last season, Once Upon a Time saw a boost in the ratings thanks in part to the show’s Frozen storyline. How will the show do this time around? Will the ratings rise or fall? Cancelled or renewed for a sixth season? Stay tuned.
Once Upon a Time follows the continuing adventures of fairytale characters whose tales unfold between their storybook world and Storybrooke, a small town in Maine. The large cast includes Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla, Josh Dallas, Emilie de Ravin, Colin O’Donoghue, Jared S. Gilmore, Sean Maguire, Rebecca Mader, and Robert Carlyle.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — typically around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
3/3 update: ABC has renewed Once Upon a Time for a sixth season. Details here.
5/16 update: You can see the rest of the latest night’s ratings.
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Last year comparison: The fourth season of Once Upon a Time averaged a 2.18 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.56 million total viewers.
Note: These are the final national numbers (unless noted with an “*”). These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.
What do you think? Do you still like the Once Upon a Time TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a sixth season?
I love Once Upon A Time. I didn’t care for the Neverland part,but all in all it’s entertaining and always something new. Actresses and actors are great. Pleassssse renew for a new session!!
love the show never miss an episode acting has been outstanding! But
Robert Caryle has been magnificent!!!!!
I appreciate the honesty but guys if you’re going to express why it’s not good, say it in as ambiguous a way as possible! I obviously wanted to know what people’s reception was of this season but not necessarily WHAT HAPPENED. That ruins it for others. Don’t be dramatic, you either like it or don’t. Don’t spoil it.
I was big fan of once upon a time for a 3 season..and then i didnt like season 4 and i hate season 5!!!!!i cant watch in anymore!everything that happend in 3 season was a great!it was the best show ever i seen and now i just want to kill my self because of this worse season and say to my self i hate thins show!
I used to like Once Upon A Time, but now they are just ruining the whole episodes by not capturing our attention. What I mean is, Once Upon A Time is just not worthy of watching anymore, I think. I’m gonna watch something else that will captivate my attention.
I started watching this show when it first came out. I was as old as little Henry at the time, and immediately felt a connection to his character since I, too, am adopted. I was drawn to the story about the boy from a small town who went to find his birth mother and bring her back with him. The show had that perfect Disney feel to it, with a twist. It was entrancing to see who all the characters were in the fairytale world and watch all of their stories fit together. Sadly, the show I fell in love… Read more »
Once Upon A Time is my favorite show! I even rewatch every episode 3 times before i delete it and i follow the show and most of the cast on Twitter.
Pleaser never cancel Once!
I honestly want to see one more season of the show to wrap it up. With Cpt. Hook gone, I don’t see a future for the show. For me, I saw Neal and Emma or Hook and Emma as the portrayal of how the show was doing. I’m usually not much of a “shipper” but for OUaT, I definitely became one. Since his loss in “Firebird” (which is actually the only episode I watched of the season because I really disliked this season), I am refusing to watch it. It would be too redundant to bring him back and I… Read more »
The show was okay without him since the first season. Robin’s dead and gone in the 5th season, and Hook might be gone next season too with the evil queen probably doing murder in season 6. The show can go on without him. You saying the show can’t go one without him? Not true, only in your head. So get real. And the general audience is not happy and it seems like they want the show he way it originally was. And you wonder why Paul Lee was fired and replaced in the first place. How’s that for real?
I am a big fan of show. Watched from the beginning. Would be disappointed if not renewed
I am a huge fan and would be disappointed if not renewed.
It has been renewed for season 6! 🙂
I’m bored with Once Upon A Time. When will they stop hovering over Hook and Emma’s story, and actually do more with them? It just feels like the writers are holding back, and so I’m one of those people who started looking for something more satisfying to watch.
TV should be entertainment, not a religion. I’m not going to watch something that doesn’t meet my expectations.
I’m a huge fan of once upon a time and I love the season finale . And I wish that Prince Charming and Snow White will have a bigger part on the show and I think the ratings will increase if they show fairytales. Love the show!!!
I wasn’t completely happy with the kiss between Dorothy and Ruby but that is not my main concern. I love OUAT and I don’t want It to be cancelled. wasn’t a fan of season 5. Find a way to get Hook back on or this show is doomed. People are devastated. Maybe make Zelena struggle to become good because viewers were intrigued when regina had that struggle. Then again what do I know. My friend told me she saw last night that it was on tv and she turned it off. Please don’t cancel the show. Give the writers a… Read more »
All these mom’s commenting here saying they’re leaving the show cause of one little kiss between two women, you disgust me. You honestly disgust me and it makes me so angry that there are still people like you out there to this day. Grow the **** up.
Maybe we are not haters. Maybe we are just disgusted because its against our religion. The Bible clearly states that. But it is not for us to judge.
But “tolerance” extends to everyone, except to those who disagree with whatever pop culture believes in, for the moment. Believers in a diety whose Word commands more authority than the world, are just so full of hate, that they believe what He says! Didn’t you know that?
And even so, just as Jesus does, we may not subscribe to the sin, but we love the sinner. No hate here, just honest perspective.
LOL at all the homophobes on here. A kiss is a kiss. Who cares if they are gay or straight? It is LEGAL for gay marriage now. Start teaching your children it’s okay, or else they’ll grow up as hateful towards gays as you are. Who knows? They could already be gay and are not telling you because of how you will react — just because they know you would not accept them for loving someone who they are happy with because that person is not of your religious or social standards. Would you rather have a gay child in… Read more »
While I should note that I am accepting of the LGBT community, your reaction to the homophobic is completely immature and disgraceful. The reactions on both sides of this argument cause a bigger rift in said argument. What we need is to realize that we can’t control emotions, but we also shouldn’t force them on others. So while people should just learn to “deal with it” when it comes to the LGBT community, it is unacceptable to force them to be happy about it. Also, they are allowed to teach their children as they please, just as you are allowed… Read more »
They have disappointed and stabbed hard-on LGBT shippers in the heart again and again: first with swan queen (and to those swan queen haters you would not understand how it is like to ship something for five years and then told that they were to stay as friends after all the chemistry they shared, which was better than captain swan or anyone else), then with the Mulan and Ruby stunt where it seemed like it was going to be them. The writers support LGBT viewers? yeah right. They are just as biased as people who hate LGBT couples. Shouldn’t everyone… Read more »
I have seen articles for a while saying that was not the direction the show was taking. I am sorry but to me it is not a surprise.