Last year, the ratings for Revenge hit new lows but ABC renewed it anyway — likely so that there would be enough episodes for a syndication package. How are things going this season? Have the ratings improved or is it time for the series to end?
Things have changed on this season of Revenge but Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) and Victoria Grayson (Madeleine Stowe) still have plenty of reasons to hate each other. The rest of the show’s cast includes Gabriel Mann, Nick Wechsler, Josh Bowman, Christa B. Allen, James Tupper, and Karine Vanasse.
The first season of Revenge averaged a 2.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 7.8 million viewers. The second season dropped to a 2.2 rating and 7.0 million. Last season took an even bigger tumble and the ratings averaged a 1.6 in the demo with 5.9 million viewers.
Unfortunately, this season is performing even worse. The episodes that have aired thus far have averaged a 1.2 rating with 4.9 million. It’s the network’s lowest-rated drama and second-lowest rated scripted series (below Friday’s Cristela sitcom).
Based on the ratings, there seems to be little reason for ABC to continue renewing Revenge. If this is indeed the final season (as it’s rumored to be), hopefully the cast and crew will wrap up the series in a satisfying way.
What do you think? Do you think it’s time for Revenge to end? If you ran the network, would you cancel it or keep it going for a fifth season?