Despite another ratings drop last year, fans don’t have to wonder about whether the Vikings TV show will be cancelled or renewed for a sixth season on History. The cable network picked up season six, back in September of this year. What’s less clear is whether or not that early renewal was for Viking‘s final installment. This time around, will the Norse saga’s Nielsen numbers warrant a seventh season, or even more? Stay tuned.
A History channel action-adventure series, the fifth season of Vikings stars Alexander Ludwig, Alex Høgh Andersen, Peter Franzén, Katheryn Winnick, Jordan Patrick Smith, Gustaf Skarsgård, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. The period drama delves into the Viking warriors and their strange, ruthless world. Season five kicks off with Ivar the Boneless (Andersen) asserting his leadership over the Great Heathen Army, as Queen Lagertha (Winnick) reigns as over Kattegat. Meanwhile, after avenging their father’s death the sons of Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) devise a new strategy. Surprising alliances and astonishing treachery rule the day, even as the Vikings aspire to rule the world.
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For comparisons: The fourth season of Vikings on History averaged a 0.66 rating in the 18-49 demographic and a total audience of 2.271 million viewers.
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What do you think? Do you still like the Vikings TV show? Should History cancel or renew it beyond season six?