Orphan Black




orphan-blackStatus: Ended
Aired: 2013-17, 5 Seasons Totaling 50 Episodes
Network: BBC America
Starring: Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard, Michael Mando, Évelyne Brochu, Maria Doyle Kennedy
Series Website: www.bbcamerica.com/orphan-black

Description: Orphan Black follows outsider, orphan and street-wise chameleon Sarah. After witnessing a woman’s suicide, Sarah assumes the stranger’s identity – who happens to look just like her. Expecting to solve all her problems by cleaning out the dead woman’s savings, Sarah is instead thrust headlong into a kaleidoscopic mystery as she realizes the dizzying truth – she and the dead woman are clones. As Sarah searches for answers, she discovers the chilling fact that there are more people like her out there – genetically identical individuals who were planted in unsuspecting birth parents and nurtured in completely different circumstances. With no idea who created the clones, she’ll need to discover the reason in a hurry as an assassin is killing them one by one. IMDb.com

Why Did It End? This series started off in 2013 with decent ratings and it received good buzz over its run as an intriguing sci fi series that explored themes of identify, what it means to be human, women’s rights over to their own bodies, and more. The ratings results continued to decline each year, and after its fourth season its fifth was announcement as its last. But that gave the show the chance to wrap up its storylines and go out on its own terms.

Season to Date (StD) U.S. Ratings Results:

Air Date Airings Live+SD Rtg StD Avg Tot Vwrs (M) Live+7 Rtg Status
6/10/17 1 0.07 0.1 0.3 n/a Final Season
6/17/17 2 0.06 0.1 0.2 n/a Final Season
6/24/17 3 0.05 0.1 0.2 n/a Final Season
7/1/17 4 0.08 0.1 0.3 n/a Final Season
7/8/17 5 0.07 0.1 0.3 n/a Final Season
7/15/17 6 0.07 0.1 0.2 n/a Final Season
7/22/17 7 0.09 0.1 0.3 n/a Final Season
7/29/17 8 0.10 0.1 0.3 n/a Final Season
8/5/17 9 0.08 0.1 0.3 n/a Final Season
8/12/17 10 0.13 0.1 0.4 n/a Final Season

2015-16 Season Ratings Results:

Air Date Airings Live+SD Rtg StD Avg Tot Vwrs (M) Live+7 Rtg Cancel Alert
4/14/16 1 0.08 0.1 0.2 0.3 Low
4/21/16 2 0.11 0.1 0.3 0.3 Low
4/28/16 3 0.10 0.1 0.2 0.3 Low
5/5/16 4 0.08 0.1 0.2 n/a Low
5/12/16 5 0.08 0.1 0.2 0.3 Low
5/19/16 6 0.10 0.1 0.3 0.3 Low
5/26/16 7 0.10 0.1 0.3 0.3 Low
6/2/16 8 0.10 0.1 0.3 0.3 Low
6/9/16 9 0.12 0.1 0.3 0.4 Low
6/16/16 10 0.13 0.1 0.3 0.3 Renewed

Prior Season U.S. Ratings Results:

Week Airings Live+SD Rtg StD Avg Tot Vwrs (MM) Live+7 Rtg Cancel Alert
4/18/15 1 0.4 0.4 1.4 n/a Low
4/25/15 2 0.1 0.3 0.4 0.4 Low
5/2/15 3 0.2 0.2 0.4 n/a Low
5/9/15 4 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.4 Renewed
5/16/15 5 0.2 0.2 0.5 0.4 Renewed
5/23/15 6 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.4 Renewed
5/30/15 7 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.3 Renewed
6/6/15 8 0.2 0.2 0.5 0.5 Renewed
6/13/15 9 0.1 0.2 0.5 0.6 Renewed
6/20/15 10 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.4 Renewed

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One thought on “Orphan Black

  1. Eunomiac

    Someone better damn well give Tatiana Maslany an Emmy, or I’mma gonna burn this mother down. 😉

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