The ratings for History’s Vikings TV show were down in season two — dipping more than 20% when compared to the first season’s numbers.
In addition, last week’s third season debut drew a 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 2.8 million viewers. That was more than 20% lower than the second season’s premiere of a 1.3 in the demo and 3.56 million.
Despite the declining numbers, it looks like Vikings will see a fourth season. An article in the Sunday Times in the UK says that producers “stumped up €45m” in tax breaks to fund the fourth season of the series. The funding round was closed on February 12th, a day before the Revenue Commissioners ended the Section 481 tax break.
It’s understood that the money will fund 16 episodes of the show which is filmed mostly at Ashford Studios in Co Wicklow and in the surrounding countryside. Preparation work is being done now and production is expected to begin in May.
What do you think? Do you like the Vikings TV show? Do you think that it should be renewed for a fourth season or cancelled instead?
I am questioning ratings… I can’t believe that they are accurate. Anyways it should be renewed for sure.. Great show and interesting history as well!
Yes!!!! Very most favorite show, absolutely should return hands down.
Yes I defiantly think you should continue this historical show. The theatrics are exceptionally good with all the actors. The show has captured the exact era of time when
The Vikings/Saxon’s came to England.
Very well done!
The modern filing captures this show in the most realistic of all the great series yet!
Keep going!!! Please
The cast, the crew, the theatrics are right on que’
We thoroughly enjoy this Show
Love this show, please keep on with the good work
Love the show don’t want it to ever end
Love the show don’t want it to end
Love this show. Didn’t it used to air Sunday nights? (where i live, it did, i think.) Pushed to Thursdays, when there’s strong network competition, it is not getting the attention it deserves.
Yes, in Central FL it aired on Sunday nights, as well. Thursday is too busy a TV day to have it hidden away. Love the show and hope they DO move it back to Sunday night.
It definitely is not getting the attention it deserves. But better an underrated show than an overrated one in my opinion.
I LOVE VIKINGS! I had no idea it existed a week ago but now I can’t stop watching it! LOVE.LOVE.LOVE the show. Keep it going.
I love Vikings!!! There is no other show on television like it. The story, scenery, the actors are amazing!! I love the tales of the Norse Gods of which I am a true believer. Please don’t take my Vikings away!!
We both love the Vikings but there are too many advertisements that ruin the flow of the program. Maybe they can be transferred to the beginning and end of the program.
It is so interesting to see how the Vikings lived etc. Please keep it on for the foreseeable future!
Really like the show. Hope to see it renewed for many seasons.
History, swords, power women and hunky guts, what’s not to really love about this show? Hope History keeps seeing the lite and keep it on for Season IV.
I love Vikings. Great show. Shot and acted well with stunning scenery. It hop eit lasts for years.
RENEW!!! don’t know why ratings are down. It’s a great show!
It should be renewed!!!! There are a lot of people just now starting to watch it! Give a little time for us to catch up….we were late to the party!! It’s a fantastic show and we marathon watched it during snow……now we can’t wait to see what happens! Keep it up!!!