The early ratings are in for “Vikings” season 4, and if you’ve been a fan of the show holding any concern at all over the numbers, this was a rpetty clear message for you not to worry much at all about the show being in danger anytime soon.
Wednesday’s episode, despite a significant layoff and airing at a time of the year not necessarily known for season premieres, still found a way to pull in an incredibly impressive 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic. This matches the show’s best rating since the season premiere, and is a testament to its stability and the loyal viewership in an era where so many people opt to merely watch shows on the DVR. (These are live+same-day ratings, and there is some DVR viewership that will be factored in down the road.)
As if that wasn’t enough of a reason to be excited, consider this: The show also generated in total over 2.4 million viewers, which is a new season high in that measure. While it was not a significant increase over the first half of the season, every little bit counts when you are setting records! History did a great job promoting the series across their various channels, so their team, to go along with the high quality of the series, deserve a great deal of credit and respect for getting the numbers to this point. It’s a series that compels you to continue watching, and this start should squelch some concerns about stepping up the number of episodes per season. The demand is clearly still there.
For those who had not heard, there was no immediate cause for concern on the future of “Vikings” anyway — History renewed the show earlier in the year for a fifth season, and there have already been several castings on that front.
We rather enjoyed the season 4 premiere, and if you want to read our full take for yourself, we suggest that you head over to this link right away! (Photo: History.)