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 love this show. It is so interesting. I can’t believe that they would even think of canceling it. It seems that they always keep stupid shows on the air and cancel all the good ones so idiots can watch them.
Enjoy the show … hope it is renewed !
Vikings should be renewed for many, many more seasons! Love it, lets keep it.
I LOVE THIS SHOW PLEASE LET IT CONTINUE FOREVER!!!!!!
I love this show, but where does it go after Ragnor’s death??
Spoiler alert – Ragnar didn’t die
For me, better than game of th one’s, brilliant show
I just don’t understand why people want to cancel shows when you have SO much historical material to draw on and this show ROCKS! It has drama and intrigue and murder and betrayal and…well, you just never know who is going to get it next!
I love this show! it’s like Spartacus and Sons of Anarchy in one show…..
I love Vikings. Please, d0 not end it.
Vikings is well thought out with excellent acting, sweet special effects, great writing, and plot that changes with the winds….just as the vikings lives did. This show ranks up there with BreakingBad, Firefly, Game of Thrones, and MadMen.
I think it is far and away the best show on TV. I watch it on Hulu. Love the realism, the historical fiction and the actors. This historical execution has never been expressed so meaningfully. Thank you History Channel!!!
Best show on tv!
Absolutely Vikings should be renewed for a fourth season. It is one of our favorite shows and is so different from anything else on television. However, there is too much time between seasons. I can understand why viewers would lose interest.
Please keep going with Vikings don’t cancel