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TV Goodness Reports: HISTORY Orders a Second Season of Vikings 

vikings_logo_rgb_pos_0More Vikings is on the way.

We were hoping to get this news at last weekend’s WonderCon 2013 in Anaheim, Calif., but getting it today is just as sweet. HISTORY has ordered a ten-episode second season for its hit original series, Vikings.

In a press release, the powers that be at HISTORY expressed their excitement:

“Vikings is a win win for us. As our first scripted series, VIKINGS has paid off in a big way with critical acclaim, strong ratings and a passionate, loyal fan base. It came out of the gate strong and has stayed on top, solidifying HISTORY as a major player in the scripted genre, just as we are in reality,” said Dirk Hoogstra, EVP, Development and Programming for HISTORY. “We could not be more proud of the entire cast and crew and everyone involved in the making of VIKINGS. Michael Hirst has captured audiences with his complex, compelling characters and brought the unknown, epic world of these warriors to life. Season Two will begin production this summer to air in 2014.”

VIKINGS continues to be the #1 new cable series in 2013 and has propelled HISTORY to #1 in cable in its Sunday 10-11 p.m. time period. Over the five weeks, the hit drama series averaged 5.0 million total viewers, 2.2 million Adults 25-54 and 1.9 Adults 18-49. This past Sunday, episode five delivered 4.7 million total viewers, 2.2 million Adults 25-54 and 1.7 million Adults 18-49. This was up 4% among total viewers and up 5% among Adults 25-54 from last week.

Vikings airs Sundays at 10/9c on HISTORY. Before tuning into the April 7 episode called “Burial of the Dead” (that sounds ominous), here’s an inside look at the events of last week’s “Raid” when Ragnar had a major brush with death courtesy of Earl Haraldson and his men:

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