Leading into tonight’s finale over on NBC, what are the I Feel Bad season 2 renewal hopes? Within this article, CarterMatt is going to take a look at it’s chances of coming back, plus also when you should expect an official decision.
Unfortunately, at the moment we cannot exactly say that there’s good news to hand out here about the show — the fact that the finale is airing tonight is further proof of that. If this series was performing in a way in which NBC was satisfied, it wouldn’t be airing their finale two days after Christmas. This is more or less the graveyard of network TV, largely because there not many live viewers around to check it out.
Let’s take a look at it now from a ratings perspective. I Feel Bad to date is averaging around a 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic (in live numbers), and that average actually probably makes the show look a little bit better than how it’s actually doing. Recent episodes of the series have posted a 0.4 rating, which is largely a kiss of death on NBC where expectations for shows are significantly higher. There was a hope going into the year that there would be at least some moderate success here, given the presence of Amy Poehler as an executive producer and the network’s history of delivering great, quirky comedy. Our feeling was just that there was something from the start with promotion that didn’t quite connect with viewers, and once some people did check out the early episodes they didn’t bother to keep watching.
We hesitate to say at present that I Feel Bad will be canceled since nothing has been confirmed by the network yet, but at the same time, we would argue that it’s close to the end of the road. The fact that there has been no chatter about a future for the show is an unwelcome sign, along with the ratings and the finale airing during the holidays.
When will NBC make an official announcement?
Probably in May, and they most likely will do it in a way where it flutters in and out of the news cycle in the blink of an eye. By the time the news actually arrives, it’s possible that the show will not even be on the minds of some of its viewers anymore. We feel bad (pun intended) for everyone who has enjoyed I Feel Bad, since its likely end is going to be yet another reminder that sometimes, the TV business is cruel and shows do not have much time to deliver a strong first impression. They almost have to be immediate successes these days for them to retain viewership — they are, after all, in the most-competitive entertainment environment at the moment. Television is dominating right now with so many choices in shows and ways to watch them.
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