Where Better Call Saul season 3 is getting most of its ratings
Recently, we wrote a piece discussing a rather interesting question that’s been on our minds for some time: Why hasn’t Better Call Saul been renewed yet? It’s one of AMC’s better shows, and it does routinely bring in awards consideration in a way few other shows do.
It was clear already that this show has an army of Netflix supporters who just wait until the season shows up on there in order to watch the whole thing through. However, what may surprise many of you out there is just how well Better Call Saul also fares in terms of DVR viewership. This series may actually be one of the most-recorded series out of any that are on TV at the moment!
According to a report from TVbythenumbers citing some of the latest live+7 ratings data (which looks heavily at extended DVR viewership), the recent May 15 episode of the show improved from a 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic up to a 1.7 rating when the DVR data was added. This is an increase of more than 180%, which is one of the biggest of its kind out there. This should be considered a rather fantastic sign that the show is drawing a far bigger audience than most would be aware of, and it continues to be primed on its way to getting a season 4 renewal down the line. (For the record, this does still feel inevitable and there’s nothing to worry about here.)
Does this strong DVR viewing indicate that the upcoming finale later this month will post some larger viewing figures? Nothing is assured on that subject, but you would certainly hope so since there are people out there who shouldn’t want to find themselves altogether spoiled on anything that happens. Then again, with Better Call Saul being a prequel there is probably less reservations on that subject. There’s the feeling that everything is already “known,” and as a result of that there is a less of a reason to actually worry about anything being ruined. You still know that Jimmy McGill / Saul Goodman will someday be Gene, working at Cinnabon and wasting away much of your life.
Once there is a little more news on the future of Better Call Saul, we’ll absolutely have more coverage of it here.