Generally speaking, Syfy is a kind of network, which can't boast with the impressive television ratings of its shows. Nonetheless, Happy! has showcased the remarkable results in its premiere. The pilot episode has garnered 1.1 million viewers with a 0.40 key demo among adults 18-49. The five following episodes have been closer to the mark of 0.61-62 million viewers per episode. For instance, Syfy's hit series The Expanse has showcased almost the same results in its first season. Many shows on Syfy had been renewed for a next season, having much smaller figures in their television ratings. As a result, this indicator has eventually played in favor of renewal.
Another notable indicator of Happy! is the reception by critics and viewers. The show's premiere has received the universal acclaim. On Rotten Tomatoes, the first season of Happy! has a score of 6.2/10 and a 76% approval rating among critics, while the viewers have evaluated this series at 4.6/5/93%. We observe the same data on Metacritic, 65/100 and 8.0/10, among critics/viewers, respectively. On IMDb, Happy! has a score of 8.4/10~ 3,300 votes. As we may see, both critics and viewers remained satisfied by watching this comedy-drama series.
Summing up, it was clear to us that Syfy is about to renew Happy! for a second season. This show includes all elements of success, such as very strong television ratings, a brilliant reception by the target audience, as well as rapidly growing fandom. That's why we foresaw that Happy! would return on Syfy soon. We just had to wait a bit for the official confirmation from the network. Also worth noting that few shows on the network possessed such brilliant television ratings. That's why the decision on renewal was evident for us.
What Is Happy! About?If you have not watched Happy! yet, here is a brief overview of the series presented below.
The story focuses on Nick Sax, a former police officer who becomes a hitman. His existence is full of drugs and cynicism. However, another case turned into tragedy for Nick since he was wounded. Found himself between life and death, Nick starts to see a funny cartoonish horse named Happy, who is an imaginary friend of a little girl, Hailey. She has become a victim of an insane man dressed in a costume of Santa. Happy explains Nick that Hailey is his daughter. Happy managed to escape to find him. Since then, Nick's primary goal is to rescue his daughter, being assisted by Happy.