In season two, the ratings for Once Upon a Time dropped quite a bit but the TV show remained one of ABC‘s top shows. Will they fall further in season three, stay the same, or go up? Cancelled or essentially guaranteed a fourth season? Stay tuned to find out how this story ends.
Once Upon a Time follows the adventures of classic fairytale characters who’ve been cursed by the evil queen and end up living in Storybrooke, a small town in Maine. The ensemble cast includes Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Josh Dallas, Lana Parrilla, Jared S. Gilmore, Robert Carlyle, Emile de Ravin, Colin O’Donoghue, and Michael Raymond-James.
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.
Final season averages: 2.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 7.08 million total viewers.
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Last year comparison: The second season of Once Upon a Time averaged a 2.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 8.46 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 fourth season?