For starters, the comedy, a co-production between the aforementioned network and also Sky Atlantic over in the UK, has been consistently the subject of positive reviews and critical reception. It’s the sort of series that you can build on … at least if you want to build on it. The reality with many British shows is that they don’t run for a lengthy period of time and you just have to make the most of them whenever you have them.
Given that this is a co-production, HBO doesn’t carry all of the financial burden when it comes to making Sally4Ever. That may increase the renewal odds slightly, just because it doesn’t put anywhere near as much pressure solely on them. (You may not necessarily realize it, but HBO has a wide array of co-productions that are a little more under-the-radar than some of their tentpole series. This allows them to have a larger library of programming, and also makes it possible for them to afford it without having to worry about raising the price of a subscription.
Even with all of this said, there is still one other reason to be concerned about the future of Sally4Ever from a ratings point of view. The live numbers for the HBO show have not been great. To be specific, there are a number of episodes that have drawn just over 100,000 viewers. Are there some mitigating factors? Sure. Airing over the holiday season is tough and, in general, the majority of this show’s viewers may not be watching live. Rest assured, though, that the cable network will likely take all of this into consideration when they look at the future for Sally4Ever as a series. They have a lot of viewers who are going to be checking out the show after the fact; not only that, but there are some other measures in which they can take a look beyond traditional television viewing.
In the end, we don’t think that HBO is going to be in all that much of a hurry, one way or another, in order to determine the future of this show. They can let some more information on viewership pour in over the course of the holidays and then come up with some sort of stable determination on the future of the series after the fact. While we don’t think a show like Sally4Ever will last … forever (pun intended), there could be at least a little bit more life in it.
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