The ratings for the series were never awful, but they were never great either. With a small bump in season four, I was expecting a renewal, especially with the lack of original programming on the network.
In total viewers, here is the four year track:
Season 1 – 2.89 million (9/13 episodes)
Season 2 – 2.59 million (down ~10%)
Season 3 – 2.26 million (down 13%)
Season 4 – 2.30 million (up 2%)
Drop Dead Diva ended its four season run on September 9, 2012 with 2.76 million viewers and a 0.9 demographic – it’s highest viewership since the season three premiere.
While I never watched the show, I thought Lifetime would have stuck with the show for at least one more season and then wrapped up all the storylines.