The more and more we look at “Vikings,” and the more we are starting to feel like this has to be one of the most-underrated shows on TV. Not only is the sense of drama and action tremendous, but at the same time it also is performing in pretty stellar fashion for a cable show that we still think has untapped potential.
The ratings for the midseason finale on Thursday are in, and as a whole we saw the History series draw in total a 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic. That number is slightly above average of the remainder of the season, and actually is the best performance by the show since its season 4 premiere, which drew a 0.8.
What’s even more remarkable is when you look at this number versus everything that was airing on broadcast TV for the night. “Vikings” managed to actually tie NBC for the hour, as they were airing a new episode of “Game of Silence”; meanwhile, they were within striking distance of “The Catch” on ABC, and really not that far behind “Rush Hour” on CBS, which won the timeslot among scripted TV with just a 1.0. This show keeps chugging along!
What we’re ultimately trying to say here is that there is a pretty substantial reason why this show was given 20 episodes for a fourth season, and while it has also already been renewed for a fifth. History knows what they have here, and they are feeling very good about it at the moment.
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