Ash vs Evil Dead

Status: Returning, 3rd Season Airs 2018
Timeslot: Sundays 8 PM EST
Premiere: February 25, 2018
Network: Starz
Starring: Bruce Campbell, Jill Marie Jones, Ray Santiago, Dana Delorenzo, Lucy Lawless
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Description: Ash has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead until a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind and Ash becomes mankind’s only hope.

Comments: This is a direct continuation of the Evil Dead movies with Bruce Campbell reprising his role as Ash and Sam Raimi onboard as executive producer.

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Status: This show started with better numbers than its first season, but those ended up slipping some likely due to the stiff competition on Sunday nights. Still, Starz saw fit to give it a third season renewal and consider it a good bet to survive for four to five seasons because that has become the typical benchmark of low to moderate rated cable entries these days and fits right in with Bruce Campbell’s vision for the series.

Season to Date (StD) Ratings Results:

Air Date Airings Live+SD Rtg StD Avg Tot Vwrs (M) Live+7 Rtg Cancel Alert
10/2/16 1 0.21 0.2 0.4 n/a Low
10/9/16 2 0.18 0.2 0.3 0.4 Renewed
10/16/16 3 0.19 0.2 0.3 0.4 Renewed
10/23/16 4 0.13 0.2 0.3 0.4 Renewed
10/30/16 5 0.13 0.2 0.3 0.3 Renewed
11/6/16 6 0.15 0.2 0.3 n/a Renewed
11/13/16 7 0.18 0.2 0.3 n/a Renewed
11/20/16 8 0.12 0.2 0.2 0.3 Renewed
11/27/16 n/a Preempted 0.2 n/a n/a Renewed
12/4/16 9 0.14 0.2 0.3 n/a Renewed
12/11/16 10 0.14 0.2 0.3 n/a Renewed

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2015-16 Season Ratings Results:

Air Date Airings Live+SD Rtg StD Avg Tot Vwrs (MM) Live+7 Rtg Cancel Alert
10/31/15 1 0.1 0.1 0.4 n/a Renewed
11/7/15 2 0.1 0.1 0.3 n/a Renewed
11/14/15 3 0.2 0.1 0.4 n/a Renewed
11/21/15 4 0.2 0.2 0.4 n/a Renewed
11/28/15 5 0.2 0.2 0.4 n/a Renewed
12/5/15 6 0.2 0.2 0.4 n/a Renewed
12/12/15 7 0.2 0.2 0.5 n/a Renewed
12/19/15 8 0.2 0.2 0.5 n/a Renewed
12/26/15 9 0.1 0.2 0.3 n/a Renewed
1/2/16 10 0.1 0.2 0.3 n/a Renewed

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5 thoughts on “Ash vs Evil Dead

  1. Y.Whateley

    I’m glad to see this show did so well and got renewed – I found it to be a load of ghoulish fun! I loved all the recurring characters, Bruce Campbell is at his best here, the atmosphere was perfect, the old-fashioned practical effects were a great breath of fresh air, the story worked great, and the 30-minute episode, short season format worked perfectly for this show. I can’t think of a single complaint!

    I wouldn’t mind seeing a similar revival of the “Phantasm” film series in a similar short-episode television format… it’s a shame that Angus Scrimm is gone (RIP, you’ll be missed!), but with the right cast and the original creators of the Phantasm series on board, I can see a “Phantasm” series working really well, especially if paired with “Ash vs. Evil Dead” with one show leading in to the other on the same night, or one show filling in for the other in alternating seasons.

    In any case, I’m looking forward to the return of “Ash vs. Evil Dead”!

  2. Whitney

    Ugh please make a season 3 for Ash vs Evil Dead. I binge watched it all in the span of 2 days.

    1. admin Post author

      Season 3 is in the works and should arrive later this Fall or early 2018.


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