A drama series that has been performing well on cable will be back for a fourth season. History announced that it greenlighted season four of “Vikings.”
The program has been the No. 1 cable series on Thursday nights in all key demos, the channel reported, citing Nielsen Live+3 data. For its first five episodes of season three, “Vikings” has averaged 4.3 million total viewers, along with 2.2 million in the 25-54 demo and 2.0 million in 18-49.
Dirk Hoogstra, EVP and general manager for History and H2, announced the season four pickup.
In the announcement, Hoogstra said: “’Vikings’ has raided the hearts of both audiences and critics, establishing itself as one of the most compelling, visually stunning dramas on television. We are so proud of our immensely talented cast and crew led by Michael Hirst, whose intriguing storylines and pivotal arcs have the perfect balance of scope, smarts and bloodshed to keep our loyal fans watching and wanting more.”
The season three finale is set for April 23 at 10 p.m., with production on season four due to begin in the spring in Ireland.