A sad fact, but the viewing audience of HBO's comedy series, Silicon Valley, continues to decrease. The current season premiere has lost about 20% of the viewers versus its predecessor. But the good news is that despite the drop in viewership, HBO has decided to renew Silicon Valley for a sixth season.
The decision has been announced April 12 by Amy Gravitt, executive vice president, HBO Programming. In fact, such concatenation of circumstances wasn't a surprise since the comedy has received the universal acclaim in its fifth installment (just like in all the previous seasons). So we even dare to suppose that there could be one more round of the comedy series. Let's take a look at the statistics.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the fifth season of Silicon Valley holds a score of 7.3/10 and a 100% approval rating from critics, while the viewers have evaluated the current round of the sitcom at 4.5/5/86%. We discover almost the same data on Metacritic, 73/100 and 6.5/10, among critics/viewers, respectively. On IMDb, Silicon Valley keeps the steady rating of 8.6/10 ~ 90,000 votes. It seems that the response from critics and viewers was a crucial factor in the decision on renewal.
However, as mentioned above, the target audience of the comedy show is gradually decreasing. The fifth season premiere has garnered 0.698 million viewers with a 0.31 key demo among adults 18-49. The previous season averaged a 0.41 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 0.812 million viewers, for instance. As a result, the future of the comedy series seems doubtful. However, also worth noting that HBO has not stated that the upcoming season would be the series finale. So, we still have a chance for Season 7 of Silicon Valley. After all, the comedy raises vital issues of the modern digital society. That's why there are too many ideas for the next installments.
Silicon Valley SummaryIf you didn't have a chance to watch Silicon Valley on HBO yet, we would suggest you read a brief overview of the comedy series below. Otherwise, you might scroll down to learn our thoughts about the likely release date for the upcoming season.
The story focuses on a group of geeks led by Richard Hendricks, an introvert college dropout. The guys were lucky when they found themselves at the epicenter of a high-tech gold rush. They are working on an ambitious startup project while living in the house of a narcissistic dot-com millionaire Erlich, who allows the guys to use his real estate as a headquarters in exchange for a stake in their startup. The storyline thereby follows Richard and his fellow IT developers who are working on Pied Piper, an ambitious project having a revolution technology at its core.