In 2009, the Prison Break TV show was cancelled after four seasons on FOX. Now the network is bringing back the crime drama thriller as a “limited event” series. While an ending has been crafted for the fifth season of Prison Break, the writers have said if this installment is a ratings success, there could be future seasons. Could Prison Break be cancelled again? Will it be renewed for season six? Stay tuned.
Airing on the FOX television network, Prison Break stars Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Sarah Wayne Callies, Mark Feuerstein, Amaury Nolasco, Robert Knepper, Rockmond Dunbar, Paul Adelstein, Augustus Prew, Rick Yune, and Inbar Lavi. The series centers on Michael Scofield (Miller), who once resolved to help his brother Lincoln Burrows (Purcell), escape from death row. In the revival, despite being presumed dead, clues indicate Michael may still be alive. Lincoln reunites with Michael’s wife, Sara (Callies), to engineer a huge escape.
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 — usually the next day, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
5/31 update: You can see the rest of the latest night’s ratings.
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Historical note: The network ratings game has changed a lot since Prison Break last aired on FOX as a regular series. The fourth season, which aired as part of the 2008-09 broadcast season, averaged a 1.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 5.33 million viewers. It ranked 115th for the season, out of 201 network shows.
Note: These are the Live + Same Day Ratings which include “live” viewing plus delayed DVR viewing, up until 3am local time that same night. Ratings marked with an “*” are the fast affiliate ratings and will be updated with the Live+SD numbers when they are made available. Typically, networks get paid for C+3 ratings which includes DVR viewing within three days of the original airing when commercials are watched. Those numbers are rarely released to the press.
What do you think? Do you like the Prison Break TV show? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a sixth season?
5/15 update: Prison Break has been cancelled, again, by FOX. Details here.
good stuff ! Add season 6 !
Hi 🙂 I am from sweden love this show Prison Break and please don’t cancel it. Its more to be done. I like when when you never know what to comes in the show. Very good actors, writes, producers and directing. / Hugs
Cancel PLEASE never needed season 5, let alone season 6. It boring now with the same ****. Season1 breaking out, season 2 on the run, season 3 in prison again and breaking out again,season 4 on the run and breaking out. At that point boring but had a good ending and closure.
Season 5 WTF, Micheal lives in prison and breaking down AGAIN, on the run AGAIN.
Season 1 and 2 amazing, just finish then or maybe season 3
Was great show now very missable, on series link and watch if i have time.
Please bring prison break back I loved watching the show so much I mean very much. Maybe next season Sara would be put in prison I am just saying a woman’s prison. I would like to see season 6, 7, 8, 9, ect,..
Sure they will make new season of PB, but in space against Jason X.
No more PB.
Please, Please, make more of PB. The best show ever!!!!!!!!!!!
Prison Break is truly the best show ever made. The writing is phenomenal –Paul Schering(Genius). What other show completely changes the shows direction every season the way this show has. This group of actors goes above and beyond in their portrayal of their respective characters on this show. This show keeps you on the edge of your seat and with all the twists and turns you never know what’s coming next or even if your favorite characters are the next to fall. I can’t say enough about this cast on and off the show. This season did not disappoint. I… Read more »
Man that was the BEST season of prison break since season 2! Easily too. And only what, 9 episodes. Fox BETTER bring back Prison Break, it’s such a different show compared to the junk on tv now a days. Side note, 24 BETTER be back too! If both are not back I will never turn fox on again (besides for Fox News)
Imo Prison Break IF it ended should of had one more episode with the family living like regular people just to wrap up the series. But great work on the show fix and please bring it back!
Love the turn around, Great Show!!!
I Love the Show, hope it continues!!! I like the way, it’s turned around.
Yes!More Prison Break!One of the best series ever!! And I love T-bag!!
Please bring prison break back! Best show on tv!!!!
I love Prison Break there’s always a room for more…maybe at least 2 or more seasons and at least a nice life for TBag…just like the rest of the guys…I’m so upset that it end up so fast..Please bring it back…
Yessss tbag deserves a life maybe have micheal helping him get out from the outside or something lol
Yes it should renew! I have been a loyal fan since the original season waited 10 years ago