The Strain





the-strain-s3Status:
 Ended
Aired: 2014-17, 4 Seasons Totaling 46 Episodes
Network: FX
Starring: Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Mía Maestro, Kevin Durand
Series Website: fxnetworks.com/shows/the-strain

Description: It can no longer be denied — New York City is rapidly falling to an evil epidemic, and no one is coming to its rescue. Its citizens must fight or die.  Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and his unlikely allies tried to take down the embodiment of this evil — the Master — and failed. Now Eph and Dr. Nora Martinez concentrate on creating a biological weapon to wipe out the creatures, while Abraham Setrakian searches for an ancient book he hopes will reveal the strigoi’s entire history…and possibly a way to kill them. Meanwhile, the Master is out for revenge, unleashing new and even more terrifying breeds of bloodthirsty creatures. They need to find a way to defeat him before the infection spreads too far and becomes irreparable…before they become monsters themselves. fxnetworks.com

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Why Did It End?  This show debuted to good ratings for a cable series but saw those gradually decline over its first three years. FX announced the show’s fourth season as its last, though allegedly that was a creative decision and the producers originally wanted to wrap up the show with its third year.  Four seasons gives it a binge-worthy run, though, and allowed it to resolve its major storylines.

2016-17 Season Ratings Results:

Air Date Airings Live+SD Rtg StD Avg Tot Vwrs (M) Live+7 Rtg Status
7/16/17 1 0.52 0.5 1.4 n/a Final Season
7/23/17 2 0.30 0.4 0.9 n/a Final Season
7/30/17 3 0.33 0.4 0.9 n/a Final Season
8/6/17 4 0.43 0.4 1.2 n/a Final Season
8/13/17 5 0.36 0.4 0.9 n/a Final Season
8/20/17 6 0.31 0.4 0.8 n/a Final Season
8/27/17 7 0.31 0.4 0.9 n/a Final Season
9/3/17 8 0.38 0.4 1.0 n/a Final Season
9/10/17 9 0.34 0.4 0.8 n/a Final Season
9/17/17 10 0.40 0.4 1.0 n/a Final Season

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Prior Season Ratings Results:

Air Date Airings Live+SD Rtg StD Avg Tot Vwrs (M) Live+3 Rtg Cancel Alert
8/28/16 1 0.62 0.6 1.4 1.1 Low
9/4/16 2 0.42 0.5 1.0 0.9 Low
9/11/16 3 0.47 0.5 1.1 0.9 Low
9/18/16 4 0.40 0.5 1.0 n/a Low
9/25/16 5 0.40 0.5 0.9 n/a Low
10/2/16 6 0.35 0.4 0.8 n/a Renewed
10/9/16 7 0.36 0.4 0.8 n/a Renewed
10/16/16 8 0.34 0.4 0.9 n/a Renewed
10/23/16 9 0.40 0.4 0.9 n/a Renewed
10/30/16 10 0.39 0.4 0.9 n/a Renewed

Prior Season Ratings Results:

Week Airings Live+SD Rtg StD Avg Tot Vwrs (MM) Live+7 Rtg Cancel Alert
7/12/15 1 0.8 0.8 1.7 1.5 Low
7/19/15 2 0.7 0.8 1.6 n/a Low
7/26/15 3 0.6 0.7 1.5 n/a Low
8/2/15 4 0.6 0.7 1.4 1.1 Low
8/9/15 5 0.6 0.7 1.3 1.2 Renewed
8/16/15 6 0.6 0.6 1.4 1.2 Renewed
8/23/15 7 0.4 0.6 1.0 1.1 Renewed
8/30/15 8 0.6 0.6 1.4 1.3 Renewed
9/6/15 9 0.5 0.6 1.2 1.2 Renewed
9/13/15 10 0.6 0.6 1.3 1.2 Renewed
9/20/15 11 0.6 0.6 1.4 n/a Renewed
9/27/15 12 0.5 0.6 1.2 n/a Renewed
10/4/15 13 0.5 0.6 1.2 n/a Renewed

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4 thoughts on “The Strain

  1. NJP

    I absolutely love this series and was so looking forward to more. So very disappointed.

    Reply
    1. admin Post author

      It still has its fourth and final season on the way. That will air in Summer 2017.

      Reply
  2. Lisa

    I will truly miss the Strain, it is one of my favs…….great cast.

    Reply
    1. admin Post author

      It has one more season that will debut in Summer on July 16th

      Reply

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