Do the ratings for the Vikings TV show matter to the folks over at History? The series saw another big drop in the ratings last year — down 28% in the demo and 44% in viewers — but the cable channel renewed it for a supersized fourth season anyway. Will the numbers keep falling? Cancelled or renewed for a fifth season? Stay tuned.
Vikings takes place in the brutal and mysterious world of Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel), a Viking warrior and farmer who yearns to explore (and raid) the distant shores across the ocean. The rest of the large cast includes Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen, Gustaf Skarsgård, Alyssa Sutherland, Linus Roache, Alexander Ludwig, Ben Robson, Moe Dunford, Lothaire Bluteau, Jasper Paakkonen, Kevin Durand, Jennie Jacques, Peter Franzen, Morgane Polanski, Amy Bailey, Dianne Doan, and John Kavanagh.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.
3/17 update: History has renewed Vikings for a fifth season. Details here.
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For comparisons: The third season of Vikings averaged a 0.81 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.45 million 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.
What do you think? Do you like the Vikings TV show? Do you think that it should be cancelled or renewed for a fifth season?
9/12 update: Vikings has been renewed for season six. Season five premieres on History in November. Details here.
Please say it’s not over!! I’m addicted and will miss it horribly.
I watch the tv show “Taken” and Rollo (Clive Standen) is in that. He’s a hottie!!
I watched the first season on cable and I haven’t been able to find it since. I have the History channel too. What’s up with that??/
Its terrible now. Without Ragnar, the show is lost. The first seasons had purpose, and a mixture of everything, ie. love, war, story, etc. The sear has had less time if any in later seasons. They led on that Floki would be the next sear and then dropped the idea and sent him to start that stupid colony. They started following that typical TV show drama format. Season 5 was terrible. The acting, the fighting, the lack of story, and the killing of all of the good characters and keeping the terrible ones. I also agree with others, the shield… Read more »
The Vikings on History channel is the best show on all tv now! Finally a show is on worth watching. I’m sick of all the phoney ” reality ” shows. I only have one problem, it’s not on long enough. It’s fairly historically accurate, for a change. The Vikings! The best show on any tv channel now, bar none.
I quit watching when the producers decided a Viking theme needed to have Lesbian lovers.
Cancel – No good without Ragnar
Renew love this show. Don’t like that Ragnar died
Look forward to this program. Fantastic show . Keep it going fans.
Vikings is the BEST series on television! More episodes! Keep it coming!
anxiously waiting for season 4 ! Please keep this series going. You should
be very encouraged to know most of my large family, and many friends look forward to this show on the History channel every week.
Still waiting for the next episode please continue with the program,
From caribbean island.
please keep show on air