Is The InBetween renewed for a season 2 over at NBC, or should we go ahead and expect the series to be canceled? Within this article, we want to chart out the future of the Harriet Dyer – Paul Blackthorne series, which had the challenge of airing throughout this summer. Not only that, but it’s been forced to endure a difficult timeslot at the same time.
Let’s start by pointing out things from the vantage point of facts: There is no second season ordered of The InBetween as of yet. There is also no guarantee that you’re going to see renewal or cancellation news over the next few weeks. What NBC is going to do most likely is look at the live ratings for the summer, examine how it performs in DVR/streaming, and then figure out where to go from there.
On the surface, it would be understandable to be worried about the future of The InBetween when you consider the live numbers alone. After all, we’re talking about a show that averaged a 0.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic and then almost 2.6 million viewers. These aren’t fantastic numbers, even be summer standards for a network TV show.
So how do they compare to some other summer network shows? We thought it would be interesting to run a comparison here. Its average in the 18-49 demographic this summer is about average with Reverie, which aired on NBC last summer and was canceled. Yet, The InBetween is averaging more live viewers (think over 450,000 more on average) and we like to think that matters to some extent.
Meanwhile, CBS opted to renew Blood & Treasure for another season with it averaging only a 0.4 rating … but it also generated over 3.6 million live viewers. What we’re getting at here is that The InBetween has a small chance of coming back if NBC thinks that there is a good way to grow it. The biggest thing we’d argue for it is that it hasn’t always had the best lead-ins and it doesn’t have a big-name cast. Blackthorne was probably the biggest star entering season 1, and he was known mostly by fans of Arrow, a show with a small audience in its own right.
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