Penny Dreadful


PrintStatus: Ended
Aired: 2014-16 (3 Seasons Totaling 27 Episodes
Network: Showtime
Starring: Josh Hartnett, Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, Danny Sapani, Harry Treadaway
Series Website: www.sho.com/sho/penny-dreadful/

Description: Some of literature’s most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein and his monster, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. They are joined by a core of original characters in a complex, frightening new narrative. Penny Dreadful is a psychological thriller filled with dark mystery and suspense, where personal demons from the past can be stronger than vampires, evil spirits and immortal beasts. Showtime.com

Status: (Updated 6/22/16) The Season 3 finale for this show caught plenty of people by surprise as it also turned out to be the series finale. More on that at this link.

Season to Date (StD) Ratings Results:

Air Date Airings Live+SD Rtg StD Avg Tot Vwrs (M) Live+7 Rtg Cancel Alert
5/1/16 1 0.2 0.2 0.5 0.4 Low
5/8/16 2 0.2 0.2 0.6 n/a Low
5/15/16 3 0.2 0.2 0.6 0.5 Low
5/22/16 4 0.2 0.2 0.5 0.5 Low
5/29/16 5 0.2 0.2 0.7 0.5 Low
6/5/16 6 0.2 0.2 0.7 0.5 Low
6/12/16 7 0.2 0.2 0.7 0.5 Low
6/19/16 8 0.1 0.2 0.6 0.4 Ended

Prior Season Ratings Results:

Week Airings Live+SD Rtg StD Avg Tot Vwrs (MM) Live+7 Rtg Cancel Alert
5/3/15 1 0.2 0.2 0.6 n/a Low
5/10/15 2 0.2 0.2 0.5 0.4 Moderate
5/17/15 3 0.3 0.2 0.6 0.5 Moderate
5/24/15 4 0.2 0.2 0.6 0.3 Moderate
5/31/15 5 0.3 0.2 0.7 0.5 Moderate
6/7/15 6 0.2 0.2 0.6 0.5 Moderate
6/14/15 7 0.2 0.2 0.6 0.5 Renewed
6/21/15 8 0.2 0.2 0.5 0.4 Renewed
6/28/15 9 0.2 0.2 0.6 0.4 Renewed
7/5/15 10 0.3 0.2 0.8 0.6 Renewed

Update 6/16/15: Even though Penny Dreadful‘s numbers have not been great during its second season, the renewal for a third year does not come as a big surprise. It may not be a Game of Thrones type ratings performer, but it continues to generate good buzz and likely has international financing back it as well.

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