When NBC cancelled Southland, it was hard to imagine that we’d be talking about season five of the show. Will the ratings be good enough for TNT to renew the show for a sixth year? We shall have to wait and see.
Revolving around police officers in Los Angeles, the show stars Ben McKenzie, Michael Cudlitz, Regina King, Shawn Hatosy, C. Thomas Howell, and Lucy Liu.
Below are the most recent ratings for the Southland TV series on TNT. The show’s ratings are the best way to tell if it will be cancelled or renewed for a sixth season. The fifth season of Southland airs on Wednesday nights and there are 10 episodes once again.
These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:
Final season averages: 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.44 million total viewers.
Episode 05-10: Wednesday, 04/17/13
0.7 demo rating (+40% change) with 1.83 million (+15% change).
Season averages: 0.50 in the demo with 1.44 million.
Episode 05-09: Wednesday, 04/10/13
0.5 demo rating (0% change) with 1.59 million (+9% change).
Season averages: 0.48 in the demo with 1.40 million.
Episode 05-08: Wednesday, 04/03/13
0.5 demo rating (+25% change) with 1.46 million (+11% change).
Season averages: 0.47 in the demo with 1.38 million.
Episode 05-07: Wednesday, 03/27/13
0.4 demo rating (-20% change) with 1.32 million (-9% change).
Season averages: 0.47 in the demo with 1.37 million.
Episode 05-06: Wednesday, 03/20/13
0.5 demo rating (-17% change) with 1.45 million (-16% change).
Season averages: 0.48 in the demo with 1.37 million.
Episode 05-05: Wednesday, 03/13/13
0.6 demo rating (+20% change) with 1.72 million (+14% change).
Season averages: 0.48 in the demo with 1.36 million.
Episode 05-04: Wednesday, 03/06/13
0.5 demo rating (+25% change) with 1.51 million (+28% change).
Season averages: 0.45 in the demo with 1.26 million.
Episode 05-03: Wednesday, 02/27/13
0.4 demo rating (-20% change) with 1.18 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 0.43 in the demo with 1.18 million.
Episode 05-02: Wednesday, 02/20/13
0.5 demo rating (+25% change) with 1.21 million (+4% change).
Season averages: 0.45 in the demo with 1.18 million.
Episode 05-01: Wednesday, 02/13/13
0.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.16 million total viewers.
Season average: 0.40 in the demo with 1.16 million.
It was a disappointing return for Southland. Year-to-year, the season debut was down by 33% in the demo (vs a 0.6 rating) and down by 34% in viewership (vs 1.76 million).
Reference point: The fourth season of Southland averaged a 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.84 million total viewers.
Cable ratings are typically released within a day or so of the show’s airing, except for in the case of weekends and holidays. They are sometimes harder to come by so there may be occasional delays or gaps.
What do you think? Do you still like the Southland TV series? Are you hoping that it’s renewed for a sixth season?