Earlier this season with “Teen Wolf,” CarterMatt did a piece discussing some of the surprising drops that we saw with the show in the ratings. It was hard to necessarily contribute the decline to any one thing, but superficially it felt like some of the largest factors for the decline included the show airing at a different time of the year, having a long hiatus, and also not having Dylan O’Brien around for much of it.
We wondered if the show would post any improvement now that it is out of the holiday season, given that this could’ve also been a factor in some of the declines we were seeing. However, it now seems as though this is not exactly the case. Tuesday night’s new episode of the show drew a 0.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic, which is down a tenth in the demo from the episode that aired before the holidays. (When you don’t round the numbers to the nearest tenth, the drop is a little less noticeable … but still prominent.)
This episode rating matches that of two episodes in November, which were two of the lowest-rated episodes that we’ve seen for the show yet. As a whole, the show is still down almost 50% in the demo from the season 5 average, and in total viewers, the decline is even more dramatic — think over 50%. Even with all of the factors we’ve mentioned, it’s still hard to explain this sort of drop, especially when you remember that “Teen Wolf” has aired in January before.
Ultimately, the biggest takeaway that we have here more than anything else is that “Teen Wolf” is lucky that it already got its final-season renewal. It gets a chance to end the show on its own terms, and without MTV issuing some dramatic cancellation where viewers didn’t get the ending that they deserved.
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