As we now await the second half of Into the Badlands season 3 over on AMC, let’s start to look towards the future beyond that. Is there a reasonably shot of a season 4 coming on the air in the future?
Given the end of tonight’s episode, in between the Pilgrim’s powers, Minerva’s gift, and so much more, we have a feeling you’re interested in more of this story…
The unfortunate news right now is that AMC hasn’t really tipped their cap one way or another on the future of the season, and beyond that the ratings themselves are somewhat misleading in terms of year-to-year averages. To date, Into the Badlands season 3 is averaging a 0.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 1.1 million viewers in live+same-day viewing. That is down more than 40% from the show’s season 2 averages and on the surface, that’s bad.
Yet, a few of those season 2 episodes were buoyed heavily by the show airing after The Walking Dead, and there were likely many viewers of that show just leaving the TV on to get to Talking Dead on the other side. If you take those episodes out of the season 2 averages, the year-to-year decline is significantly less. The show is still down, but there are questions regarding what AMC’s expectations are in general for a cult-favorite action/martial-arts show that is completely different than anything else that is out there.
Obviously, we hope that there is a fourth season and with articles like this, attention is driven to the cause so that no matter when the show returns, viewers continue to watch live since Into the Badlands clearly needs all of that support. While we know in 2018 there are other means in which you can support your favorite show, live viewing still matters more than most.
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