‘Teen Wolf’ season 6 facing huge drop-off in live ratings; what happened?

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It was announced before the start of season 6 that “Teen Wolf” was just about at the end of the road; unfortunately, we cannot report that the show is going out with a bang. Three episodes into season 6, and the better equivalent is more of a whimper.

Collectively, the show is averaging in the live+same day viewing figures just a 0.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic and around 470,000 viewers, which is a decline of over 50% in each measure from where we were during the entirety of season 5 on average. If you compare these three episodes to just the first three episodes of season 5, the decline is closer to being around 60%. It’s a stunning drop-off, especially for a show that is this far along into its run.

As for what the reason may be behind this, there are a few interesting theories worthy of some speculation here. One of the biggest prevailing ones may very well be the sole fact that this season is airing in the late fall for the first time ever. If you look back at season 5, the first half of it aired in the summer while the second half came out during the winter. These are months when younger viewers are either out of school, or are not preoccupied with a wide array of other things. Airing during November in particular is dangerous, given that you have many students studying for end-of-year exams / midterms while some others are simply focused on the holiday season instead.

Could there be viewers out there disinterested on some level given the absence of Dylan O’Brien from much of the season? You have to consider every possible variable, but we do know that he is going to be coming back at some point this season.

If you do find yourself interested in getting some additional news when it comes to “Teen Wolf,” head over here to preview what is coming up next on the series! (Photo: MTV.)

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