The fifth season of Riverdale wrapped in October and The CW kicked off the sixth season just a month and a half later. Is this too soon or, will Riverdale benefit from the tight time frame? Will the series be cancelled or renewed for season seven? Stay tuned. *Status Update Below.
A dark mystery drama series, the Riverdale TV show stars KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Madelaine Petsch, Madchen Amick, Casey Cott, Charles Melton, Drew Ray Tanner, Vanessa Morgan, and Erinn Westbrook. Based on the characters from the Archie Comics, this show focuses on the seemingly quiet town of Riverdale and some of its residents, including Archie Andrews (Apa), Betty Cooper (Reinhart), Veronica Lodge (Mendes), and Jughead Jone (Sprouse). They discover the darkness and dangers that bubble underneath their town’s wholesome façade. In a five-episode event that begins season six, a new day dawns in the town of RiverVALE. Everything is as it should be but this serenity will surely not last.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.
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For comparisons: Season five of Riverdale on The CW averaged a 0.11 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 461,000 viewers.
Note: These are the final national ratings, including all live+same day viewing and DVR playback (through 3:00 AM). Early fast affiliate ratings (estimates) are indicated with an “*”. While these numbers don’t include further delayed or streaming viewing, they are a very good indicator of how a show is performing, especially when compared to others on the same channel. Though other economic factors are involved, the higher-rated shows usually get renewed and the lower-rated ones get cancelled.
What do you think? Do you like the Riverdale TV series on The CW? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a seventh season?
*3/22/22 update: Riverdale has been renewed for a seventh season on The CW.