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?
This is the OLNY show i’m currently watching!! Don’t cancel it! It is actually doing great considering its minor genre. People usually don’t like dark, depressing and horror shows, thought i’m crazy about that.
Well its almost the end of the 3rd season ad can’t wait for Fall preview of 4th season
now the werewolf is a good touch and the witches I agree could not be more
Keeppthe good work .
They announced a third season yesterday !!!!
Such a good decision. I’m so happy!!!! I want to watch this series as long as possible. It always gets better and better.
My thoughts on the chances for Season 3 renewal. The numbers (viewership) have been going up quite nicely every week with the exception of week 2 (it dipped from week 1). The last episode (episode 5) had 712,000 viewers versus 536,000 viewers for episode 2. So that is a great increase. The 18-49 age demo has gone from a low of .21 (episode 2) to a high of .3, which is great (episode 5). Of course I have no idea about how many people watch from mobile devices, DVR or the re-run during the week. So I feel there is… Read more »
This show can not be cancelled.
Is the best show supernatural right now. We need this style. The creator, Logan was dreaming with it and their characters while years. we need more of Penny Dreadfull the next year.
I pray they don’t cancel this show!
I just found out about this show and I am in love!
I think this show should have a season 3, because is amazing, and the stories are yet in develop. We need know what is gonna to happen with all the characters until their finales. The horror, the love, the hope, until the faith is touch by Penny Dreadful.
The characters have an absolute chemistry and thanks to this series i´m reading books that before was unthinkables for me…Logan is a genious and we need much more of PD.
I WAS ENTRANCED WITH SEASON 1 BUT SEASON 2 JUST GOT ME MORE INTO THE BLACK ARTS AND VAMPIRES
THE ACTORS TIMOTHY DALTON AND EVA GREEN ARE FANTASITIC AND CAN’T WAIT FOR SEASOAL FINALE
WITH THE JAMACIAN BUTLER IS GOODACTOR I COMMEND HIM ON HIS PART
WITH THE VOODOO MAKE IT MORE INTRIGUING AND MAKES ME WATCH IT ALL THE MORE
CNA’T WAIT FOR SEASON 3 KEEP IT COMING .
I think Penny Dreadful is one of the best shows on TV and make Sunday night complete for me. The episode with Eva Green and Patti LaPone this season was better than a movie! The acting and atmosphere that is created is awesome. I would definitely look forward to another season. Huge fan here.
Never thought I would like being scared. Penny Dreadful is good.
I just found this series and I am loving it…it gets dragged out on some shows but I am so looking forward to new shows and seeing this series go on for a long time. It a more sinister look at the league of extraordinary gentlemen…hope to see more folks start watching it so it will be continued!!!
I thought the second season premiere was great! I was wondering what they would do this season to keep the gang together and it didn’t disappoint. Initially, the concept and characters is what piqued my interest in the first season and I have been a loyal follower ever since. The cast led by Eva Green is a testament of how great a genre show this really is.
I agree with wypn. Continuing story lines on of the classic characters can only be good.
Well its Lead in is terrible and it Rose from that Lead in with almost 150% and Then the season premiere has also been online and showtimes official youtube Channel for 3 weeks before its premiere. So there is solid excuse for its little low live ratings. This show is fantastic though and should only finish when the producers says its time.
Are you people crazy? This is a hell of a good show. The way they incorporate classic chacters into the story is truly unique and entertaining. It is a dark, Macabre type of setting so you really have to follow it with some knowledge and education to truly get it. I am glad that they renewed it for s second season if only it automatically had a forth or fifth season scheduled I would be very happy. Keep up the good work and conue this great show.
I recorded it, watched a couple and deleted the rest. It looks well done but just isn’t as interesting to me as other shows available. I can no longer watch everything good. There are too many good shows and movies available now.
I thought Penny Dreadful season 2.01 was great. It set up the foundation for the whole season. I want to see the “full” ratings of this episode though, DVR, streaming..etc. That will give a fuller picture. I really hope Showtime renews for season 3. There is nothing like PD on tv right now.
I was disappointed by the first show of season 2. I’m a huge fan of Penny Dreadful, though, so I look forward to the coming shows. It’s hard to say whether there will be a season 3. So many shows, good shows, have been canceled. As a big fan, I hope there will be a season 3.