On Monday, MTV aired the first season finale of The Inbetweeners. The show hasn’t been cancelled or renewed for a second season yet? What should they do?
Based on a UK TV series of the same name, The Inbetweeners follows the lives of four misfit teenage boys as they try to navigate and survive in high school. They show stars Alex Frnka, Bubba Lewis, Joey Pollari, Mark L. Young, and Zack Pearlman.
The series debuted back on August 20th to 910,000 viewers with a 0.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic. Viewership dropped nearly 29% by the second episode, to 650,000 viewers with a 0.3 rating. Through the course of the season, The Inbetweeners’ ratings fluctuated a bit — falling as low as 521,000 — but essentially stayed at the same level as episode two.
The season ended up averaging a 620,000 viewers and a 0.3 demo rating.
Because MTV has so few scripted series, it’s difficult to say what they consider a success. Teen Wolf does significantly better and last season averaged 1.69 million viewers and a 0.7 demo rating. On the other side, their new Underemployed dramedy was doing about the same as Inbetweeners but fell to 401,000 viewers last week.
It seems like MTV could go either way when it comes to deciding Inbetweeners’ future.
But what do you think? Should they renew the series for a second season or should they cancel it and try something else?