Did Animal Kingdom season 3 ratings hold up after big character death?

Animal Kingdom season 3Following what happened in the season premiere, there were some obvious reasons for concern when it comes to the Animal Kingdom season 3 ratings. Much of the hype leading into the season had to deal with Baz’s fate, after all, and once that was resolved, there was a chance that the numbers tilted in an unfavorable direction.

Now that it’s official that Baz is dead and Scott Speedman is moving forward, we’re pleased to report that the ratings didn’t really suffer all that much (thankfully). The second episode of the season on Tuesday night was virtually even with the week before in posting a 0.4 rating in live+same-day numbers. To go along with that, it kept most of its premiere audience with almost 1.22 million viewers checking in. These are good ratings that still, overall, are above the season 2 average. If Animal Kingdom holds around here the rest of the year, it’s going to be considered a major success story for TNT and will likely be renewed for another season without worry.

Yet, we don’t want to get TOO excited just yet given that we are still super-early in the series’ run. There’s a lot of time for things to ebb and flow and we think that the ratings will be dependent, at least in part, on the quality of the series as a whole. If the drama remains top-notch, most of the viewers will likely stay. Unfortunately, if there are some stumbles at some point, that could cause a little bit more trouble down the road. The best thing that Animal Kingdom can do is keep everyone talking and everyone on their toes … and we know that this show is more than capable of that. (With that said, hopefully we don’t lose any more series regulars along the way.)

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