Better Call Saul season 3 finale ratings further season 4 case

Better Call Saul season 3

Just in case there was ever any doubt that a Better Call Saul season 4 will happen, the season 3 finale ratings speak for themselves.

Monday night’s new episode, which saw (spoiler alert) the death of Michael McKean’s character of Chuck McGill by suicide, posted a 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic. This marks the best rating for the show since the season premiere, and definitely proves further that this is one of the premiere dramas on television. Meanwhile, it also posted 1.85 million viewers, which is its strongest total-viewer total of the season.

If there is something else that qualifies as bad news, it’s that the Better Call Saul season 3 ratings as a whole remain down by a wide margin versus season 2, at least in live+same-day viewing. Part of that is due to many AMC viewers out there likely being in possession of DVR boxes already. Also, there is a contingent that will just wait for Netflix and watch it there. We do love that irony: People are too impatient to sit down and watch commercials, but they are patient enough to wait a good eight or so months to watch the show at their own pace and without commercials then.

It is a bit of a surprise that AMC has not officially ordered a Better Call Saul season 4 just yet, and much of the reason for that could be linked to the fact that there are negotiations going on. Maybe there is some sort of plan being put together now to find the right way to end the show. At most, we see Better Call Saul going for two more seasons, mostly because it’s hard to imagine this prequel lasting longer than the series it is based on in Breaking Bad.

Our dream: Renew it for two more years, and set the majority of the final season in the future with Gene so that we can get to know him and his life more. Also, maybe find a way to incorporate a character or two from the past into that world.

What is your take on the Better Call Saul season 3 finale ratings, and does this make you more hopeful than you were already about season 4? Share in the comments below!

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