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Ray Donovan Season 4 Ratings Lower than Season 3, May Spell Trouble for the Series; Ray to Lose Abby Soon?

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Ray Donovan Season 4 doesn't seem to be faring well so far compared with Season 3.
Ray Donovan Season 4 doesn’t seem to be faring well so far compared with Season 3.

Ray Donovan Season 4 just started, but the first three episodes didn?t make much of an impression, even to its loyal viewers. Compared with Season 3?s ratings, the fourth season so far has seen a drop. This?could mean trouble for the series if the trend continues. However, the show may just be gearing up for more exciting episodes, and rumors suggest that Abby may die soon.

TV Fanatic said in its review of Ray Donovan Season 4 that Episode 3 is the show?s worst installment yet. The reporter cited various loopholes in the writing, and she stated that it?s unclear how any of the storyline is connected to the overall picture. Even Vulture pointed out that the show often ?traffics in melodrama? and branded the writing as ?soapy,? specifically in the scene where Bridget makes out with her teacher/boyfriend in the car in front of their house.

Ray Donovan Season 4 Ratings

The show losing its touch also seems evident in its current Season 4 ratings. Compared with Season 3, the chart on TV Series Finale shows that Season 4?s ratings so far are lower than Season 3?s figures in its first three episodes. Season 3?s ratings in its first three episodes are 0.32, 0.37, and 0.51, while Season 4?s ratings are 0.28, 0.33, and 0.35.

The number of viewers for the third episode of Season 4 is also lower, with only 1.343 million, as opposed to Season 3?s, which is 1.442 million. However, the difference in the figures is not that huge, and it?s still early to predict the show?s fate. The show may still have a huge chance to do better than Season 3 if it starts pumping out more exciting episodes.

Season 4 Episode 4 Spoilers

Speaking of upcoming episodes, spoilers state that Season 4 Episode 4 will see Mickey coming back to the Donovan family, which is the last thing Ray wants. Meanwhile, in addition to Ray?s numerous problems, he might have to deal with losing Abby soon. Reports say that the cancer-stricken character may be killed off soon, ironically when Ray has started to be truly loyal to her. If it does happen, her death may be a turning point for Ray, which could lead him to a better direction or leave him in the dumps.

Ray Donovan Season 4 Episode 4 airs on Sunday at 9 p.m. on Showtime.

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