Can Ray fix his own family’s problems? Has the Ray Donovan TV show been cancelled or renewed for a sixth season on Showtime? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Ray Donovan, season six. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?
What’s This TV Show About?
A Showtime crime drama, Ray Donovan stars Liev Schreiber, Jon Voight, Paula Malcomson, Eddie Marsan, Dash Mihok, Steven Bauer, Katherine Moennig, Pooch Hall, Kerris Dorsey, and Devon Bagby. Susan Sarandon, Kim Raver, C. Thomas Howell, Brian White, Adina Porter, Rhys Coiro, Lili Simmons, Tara Buck, and Dominique Columbus guest star in season five.
Ray Donovan centers on L.A.’s best professional fixer. It’s up to Ray (Schreiber) to make the biggest problems of the city’s celebrities, superstar athletes, and business moguls disappear. In the fifth season, Ray must attend a court-ordered anger management program, following a bar fight. Meanwhile, as the wedding of Terry (Marsan) and Maureen (Buck) looms, Mickey (Voight), Bunchy (Mihok), and Daryll (Hall) get ready for it. Eventually, Ray is drawn deeper into Sam Winslow’s (Sarandon) web.
Season Five Ratings
The fifth season of Ray Donovan averaged a 0.26 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 1.14 million viewers. Compared to season four, that’s down by 17% and down by 7%, respectively. Find out how Ray Donovan stacks up against other Showtime TV shows.
Will Showtime cancel or renew Ray Donovan for a sixth season? Despite lower numbers, in its fourth season, it was still a top-three performer for the premium cable channel. Since Showtime relies on paid subscribers, rather than ad revenue, it needs to attract and retain viewers. Last September, showrunner David Hollander said that although he is thinking about the endgame, he thinks the show could go beyond season five, if the network is willing. I think Ray Donovan will nab a sixth season renewal. I’ll keep an eye on the ratings and will update this page as needed. Subscribe for free updates on any Ray Donovan cancellation or renewal news.
10/23/17 update: Showtime has renewed Ray Donovan for a sixth season. Details here.
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