It seems that FX doesn’t take care of the ratings if any television series, which is airing on the network receives a brilliant reception. Yeah, we are talking about the black comedy, Better Things, which has been renewed for a third season on FX despite the weak statistics in the ratings. But honestly, the decision looks justified since Better Things have received the universal acclaim twice, in two installments. The network said no words about the exact release date for a next round. But we’d like to discuss a bit on the subject below.
— Better Things (@BetterthingsFX) October 19, 2017
As mentioned above, the figures were low since the season premiere has garnered only 0.528 million viewers (-21%) with a 0.17 demo rating (-45%) among adults 18-49. The ratings dropped below the mark of 0.336 million viewers in the season finale. However, it’s worth mentioning that the figures had never been steady for Better Things. The show premiered to 0.671 million viewers. Nonetheless, FX gave an early renewal to the comedy-drama series last year. Accordingly, the current decision most depended on another factor. We conclude thereby that it was the response from critic and viewers.
Indeed, the reaction of the target audience was impressive. On Rotten Tomatoes, the sophomore installment of Better Things holds a score of 9.2/10 and a 96% approval rating from critics, while the viewers have evaluated the 2nd season of the black comedy at 4.3/5/86%. Meanwhile, on Metacritic, the figures were almost the same, 96/100 and 7.1/10, among critics/viewers, respectively. Besides, an overall score of Better Things on IMDb remains pretty high, 7.7/10 > 7,200 votes.
It turns out that the viewing figures don’t play such a significant role for FX. By the way, Baskets could serve a good illustration of the fact. As a result, we don’t rule out that Better Things might return for a fourth season on FX as well.
Better Things Summary
If you didn’t have a chance to see this comedy-drama series on FX yet, we’d like to suggest you read a brief overview of Better Things below. Otherwise, scroll down to learn our estimate on the subject of the possible release date for a third round.
The story focuses on Sam Fox, a recently divorced mother as well as an aspiring actress. As a single mother who raises three daughters, Sam experiences numerous trials. Sam also feels a lack of free time since she is forced to take care of her mother living opposite. Aside from looking after her family, Sam manages to allocate time for parties with friends; nonetheless, just a little time remains for herself. In spite of all the troubles, Sam used to treat his life ironically and with a smile. After all, you have a chance to survive if only you possess a sense of humor and healthy self-criticism.
On The Possible Premiere Date For Season 3
— Rebecca Metz (@TheRebeccaMetz) April 5, 2018
The decision on renewal has been announced back in 2017 by Eric Schrier and Nick Grad. According to the official report, Better Things will return for Season 3 in 2018. But FX has yet to announce the exact date for the upcoming premiere. However, it’s not hard to guess that the third season would premiere in September of 2018, given the schedule of the previous installments. Accordingly, we are looking forward to the official news from FX. And we’ll update this article when FX announces the specific release date for a next installment. For now, stay tuned for updates. We’ll keep you informed.