For those of you who wanted to see a Living Biblically season 2 on CBS at some point down the road, we come bearing some rather-bad news within this article: It’s not happening.
Prior to tonight’s series finale, the network had already canceled the show and, in the end, it’s easy to understand why: The ratings. It doesn’t so much matter what your idea is and whether or not it’s funny — if it doesn’t get the viewership it needs, it’s not going to stick around. That is the case with Living Biblically, which never managed more than a 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic at any point during the show’s run. That is the sort of rating that, unfortunately, doesn’t inspire confidence, and the show didn’t get through its entire run of episodes before CBS eventually decided to ship the show off to Saturdays to air the remainder of its run. As many people out there likely know at this point, Saturdays are not a good night for programming — nobody’s around! Also, there’s very little marketing around it.
Because of this, nobody can be altogether shocked that some of the ratings went down as a result of the move. Living Biblically has averaged a 0.2 rating in the demo ever since the move — it was basically canceled before it even started airing on Saturdays, but that is the final nail in the coffin.
We feel like the idea behind Living Biblically in the first place was to come up with some sort of mainstream comedy that could appeal to Bible readers and non-readers alike. Yet, it never got off the ground. It was plagued from the start by a difficult premiere window and could not figure out a way to build an audience. There isn’t any real hope of it finding another season elsewhere. If you did love the show during the time in which it was on the air, we hope that you enjoy and relish in the finale. That looks to be all we’re going to get.
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