The last day of winter has become a success for all the fans of the mystery series The Magicians since Syfy had renewed the show for a fourth season. The announcement appeared on the official Twitter page of the cable network on February 28, 2018. It seems that the statistics were the crucial factor in that decision. Indeed, the current season of The Magicians showcased pretty impressive results. We, frankly, have been confident that Syfy is about to pick up the fantasy series for a next installment. This renewal is another proof that any television network is watching for the reception and counting up the viewing audience.
Let's take a look at the essential indicators of the current season. First of all, the third season's premiere has garnered 0.782 million viewers with a 0.30 key demo (P18-49). The viewing audience increased up to 0.80 million viewers during the season. We regard these figures quite steady, taking into account that the most episodes of Season 1 have drawn less than 0.80 million viewers. In fact, if the next season of The Magicians was able to draw about 0.65 million viewers per episode, we don't rule out that Syfy will opt to renew the show for one more season.
Another crucial factor is the reception by critics and viewers. This indicator was especially notable in the recent season of The Magicians. On Rotten Tomatoes, the third season of the mystery series holds a score of 8.5/10 and a 100% approval rating among critics, while the viewers have evaluated the recent season of The Magicians at 4.2/5/80%. However, on Metacritic, this figure was a bit lower but still favorable, 6.8/10 among the target audience. Thus, nothing is surprising that Syfy opted to greenlight the fourth installment of The Magicians.
Summing up, everything was in favor of renewal. Both critics and viewers have appreciated the recent season of the show. Besides, the television ratings were steady. We hope that we could see more seasons of The Magicians on Syfy soon.
The Magicians SummaryIf you have not watched this mystery series on Syfy, please, read a brief overview of The Magicians below.
The story focuses on Quentin Coldwater, who enrolls at a secret academy to become a magician. Soon he learns that the world of his childhood books is more than real and threatens to humanity. The show's heroine is Julia, Quentin's childhood close friend. Unfortunately, she wasn't able to enroll at Brakebills University. That's why she searches for magic elsewhere. The series thereby follows the adventures of Quentin, Julia, and their 20-something friends in the world of Fillory, where they face numerous challenges that force them to train their magical skills. The show serves as a television adaptation of the eponymous novel series by Lev Grossman.