For everyone out there who enjoys great comedy with a thought-provoking edge to it, “The Carmichael Show” is right up your alley. While the ratings have not always been through the roof, it’s a series that has not shied away from difficult subjects or ideas. For more evidence of that, just take a look at the installment from earlier this year that tackled Bill Cosby, or even the one tonight that takes on Donald Trump as a Presidential candidate.
Unfortunately, after tonight you’re going to be waiting for a long time to see Jerrod Carmichael and company back on TV once more. At the last minute earlier this month, NBC opted to renew the show for another 13 episodes. However, there is no indication as of yet as to when season 3 would premiere.
While we do think NBC could definitely do a better job promoting a series beloved by many critics (pretty rare, since we’re talking about a multi-camera sitcom), we actually do like the fact that it airs on Sunday nights in the spring. Other than on HBO, what other genre competition is there out there? Also, “Veep” and “Silicon Valley” are very different shows.
As a whole, the second season is averaging close to a 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic, which is only a slight decline compared to the first season. (It’s typical these days for a show to lose a good chunk of its 18-49 viewership year-to-year, usually around 10%.) Meanwhile, it has stayed almost even in total viewers, something that is probably in part due to the show occasionally having a solid lead-in courtesy of “Little Big Shots.”
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