Divorce has never been among the top performers on HBO. However, it's worth noting that the 2nd season's premiere has garnered 13.51% more viewers versus Season 1. Divorce Season 2 has drawn 0.647 million viewers with a 0.22 key demo among adults (P18-49). Most likely, such a splash in the viewing audience has eventually affected the decision on renewal.
Nonetheless, also worth mentioning that the 2nd installment of Divorce has received universal acclaim. Both critics and viewers found the season exciting. On Rotten Tomatoes, Divorce Season 2 holds a score of 6.54/10 and a 83% approval rating from critics, while the viewers have rated the current round of the comedy-drama series at 4/5 and have given a 76% rating. Though on Metacritic, the viewers' consensus was mixed, with a score of 4.6/10.
The story focuses on Frances Dufresne, a middle-aged married woman, and mother to her two children living in the suburbs of New York City. She is experiencing a crisis in a relationship with her husband, Robert. Ten years of marriage is a challenge for any woman. It seems that a love affair and likely further divorce are the only solutions to the situation. Besides, Frances' friend Diane has never had children and appears to be happy. In the meantime, Dallas has experienced divorce and now a widow. They both look successful and thereby ready to give advice.
However, Frances soon discovers that making a clean break and starting a new life is not so easy as it may have seemed. Both Frances and Robert will have to face the aftermath of their failing marriage. But it turns out that not only they found themselves involved in this painful process but also their children and friends. Would they manage to cope with troubles and find the proper solution?