Let’s start this piece by reminding you of where the first season for the Sons of Anarchy spin-off was. Those episodes posted overall a 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic and close to 1.6 million viewers. For a cable series in 2019, that’s not a terrible rating at all. It’s also not getting anywhere near the live ratings that we saw for Sons of Anarchy back at the end of its run — the final season there generated a 2.4 rating in the demo and then also 4.65 million viewers. The two shows don’t have the same audience, but also remember this: There are a lot fewer people watching TV live than there was back when Sons of Anarchy wrapped up. This industry changes fast! Throughout the season, the live ratings are going to be fairly deceptive of the show’s total viewership.
For the time being, let’s just say this about our expectations for season 2: We wouldn’t be shocked if it averaged a 0.4 rating in the demo and around 1.2 million viewers. Meanwhile, we think there is a great chance it will be renewed still for yet another batch of episodes. FX will consider DVR ratings and more when making their decision and we expect these two be rather fantastic. There is no official season 3 just yet, but there are already plans and considerations for — there’s a reason why Kurt Sutter said that he plans to hand over the day-to-day showrunner reigns to Elgin James at the conclusion of this season.
In the end, expect good things from the Mayans this fall; just also know that you may not get a full sense of the show’s true ratings until a press release with detailed DVR figures.
What do you think about the latest Mayans MC season 2 premiere ratings?
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