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 think this show is really terrific!
Come on don’t take it off the air
My husband and I LOVE this show, and really hope to see the fourth season!
I feel the show Vikings should be renewed for a 4th season I love it it’s a great show. There has never been a show like this it’s one of a kind so plz bring it back I have lots of family & friends waiting for it to return
I love the show. So does my husband. We bought all the series because we had not heard of the show until the last of season 2. We watched all of season three. Would be so sad if we could not continue to watch it. Please keep it going.
LOVE this show! Keep it on!!
One of the best shows on TV. Please have it continue this year. The Vikings are GREAT!
This is a great show – love it!
This series is tremendous! Can’t wait for new season to begin!!! If only more TV were half as riviting, educational, superbly acted & written so well, we would never leave home, no reason too!?!
Love this show. Great acting, action and the landscapes are awesome. I can hardly wait for the next season.
Love it keep it on
Love the show. I hope that it goes on forever.
Please give us another season!
Vikings is awesome. So different and so interesting about a people that we know little about. I am learning that, yes they are brutal but so loving and really they are a people stuggling to survive. Please renew again and again.
Love the show … Hope it continues !