The first season of Penny Dreadful wasn’t exactly a hit in the ratings but, on the positive side, viewership remained pretty consistent. How will this series do in its second season? Will interest rise or fall? Renewed for a third season or cancelled instead? We’ll have to wait and see.
On Penny Dreadful, legendary characters from classic fiction like Dorian Gray (The Picture of Dorian Gray), Mina Harker and Abraham Van Helsing (Dracula), and Doctor Frankenstein and his monster (Frankenstein). They work to fight both personal demons and supernatural threats. The cast includes Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, Danny Sapani, Harry Treadaway, Josh Hartnett, Helen McCrory, and Simon Russell Beale.
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.
6/16 update: Showtime has renewed Penny Dreadful for a third season.
Final season averages: 0.24 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 610,000 total viewers.
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For comparisons: The first season of Penny Dreadful averaged a 0.34 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 770,000 viewers.
What do you think? Do you like the Penny Dreadful TV show? Do you think it should be cancelled or be renewed for a third season?
The show is awesome. Yes it should renewed!!!!!!!
I LIKE THE SHOW ITS A SHAME ITS BEING CANCELLED ITS THE ONLY ON SHOTIME BECAUSE I WORK LATE DURING ON SUNDAY AND ITS RESCHEDULED AFTER 10PM COME ON TIME I COME IN FROM WORK NOW I’M A LITTLE SAD ITS LEAVING , IN WHICH I READ HORROR NOVELS LIKE HP LOVECRAFT AND EDGAR A POE IT GIVES ME A IMAGINATION AND MAKES MY LIFE AMICSBLE DURING THE NIGHT SHIFT IN WHICH I HAVE BEEN WORKING SINCE MY SONS WHERE LIVING WITH ME NOW THEY ARE MOVED OUT AND ONLY HAVE MY GREAT GRAND SON WHO IS 9 AND HAS… Read more »
It’s NOT being canceled!! Season 3 will start in April or May of 2016.
No update for finale? It was the highest rating of this season.
love the show want it to come back
When I first heard the name…I was put off by it,being of feminine taste. 3 days later Im applauding the entire cast of this series. Eva Green caught my utmost attention,John Clare’s rich use of poetry as well as poetic dialogues captivated me. Im eagerly anticipating the release of Season 3. Kudos to John Logan as well…
Best show on TV filled with surprise twists action, romance and great acting by Eva Green. All of the characters work well together espicially the ones that are not part of the main cast but have their own adventures mixing in and out with the main story. The writing is well done and I like shows that are not predictable. You never know where the story lines are going in Penny Dreadful but hopefully they will be renewed for season three now that they have gone their separate ways I can’t wait to see how they come back together
(An FB status) 1. Penny Dreadful 2.10 season finale Magnificent. Everything, everything arc of each character, pointed to this, and I still wasn’t ready. A perfect series of possible, believable endings, each character fully aware of who and what and where they are, making a choice that resonates with the others like a perfect chord struck once, never to be heard again. As with any work of art, the most profound experience of it is determined by the unique interior life each person brings to it. And with this show, “the further in you go, the bigger it gets. End… Read more »
Renew… I find most shows (movies and series), Luke warm at best. I actually didn’t initially give this series A fair chance, I watched the debut and part of the second episode, I never took To liking Victorian England shows. But when I did give it a chance, mind you we already in season2 I started season 1 from the beginning , it blew me away. I ended watching all of season 1 and midway(where it left off at) in 2 and 1/2 days. I literally slept 2 hours a day for 3 days. I couldn’t”t get enough of the… Read more »
This show is positively captivating to say the least. The script itself is genius and artfully crafted to make every interaction between characters a rememberable one. Not to mention the amazing casting of each characters who play such well rounded and typically haunting personas. This show is a rare gem of its time I only wish more people knew about this show because a show that Keeps viewers anticipating every Sunday night is a show well worth anyone’s time. This shiw is garunteed to keep you on your feet and leave you wanting more.
Great Show! Hope it is renewed for a long time. It is way out there and that makes it very interesting and unpredictable. Love this show!
Penny Dreadful is one of the best quality series ever and should never end. It pushes the boundaries that other series cannot. Eva Green is an actress with style and along with the rest of the cast excites and shocks to an unlimited level. I hope this series never ends. Fan forever.
I absolutely love this show. It should have higher ratings in my opinion because of the auality of the show. I can see that it does better in the u.k. because overseas audiences are less ADD than americans with a 2 minute attention span. This show should be at or near the very top of any horror/thriller/suspense/scifi or drama fan. It is that good indeed.
I am an American, from the U.S. And I love everything about this show.
Absolutely be renewed. John Logan is extremely gifted and I think this is, by far, the best show in years. Sunday evening doesn’t come around quick enough. My husband lookedat the reruns ,from the beginning I can’t tell u how many times. We wake up talking about! We r serious fans. Thank u john Logan and this spectacular cast
I love it! I hope it stays on air for many years
Penny Dreadful should be renewed for season 3. My immediate family and many family relatives are deeply invested in this show. Great writing, great acting. Love the Victorian London times.