'Vikings' Makes More History

History Renews ‘Vikings’ for Fourth Season

Comes after show’s creator signed development deal with A+E Studios


Vikings will set sail for a fourth season on History.

Thus far in its third campaign, Vikings has landed 4.3 million viewers on average, including 2.2 million among the 18-to-48 group, according to Nielsen live+3 basis.  Those deliveries rank first among cable shows in its time slot.

The fourth-season -- production will begin in Ireland this spring -- order comes a few weeks after Vikings’ creator Michael Hirst signed a development deal with A+E Studios,


Earlier this week, History said it was putting its second scripted serries, Knightfall, into development.