Although its linear ratings were small by broadcast standards, last year the American Gods TV show was a top-three performer for Starz. While subscription cable networks don’t rely on ad revenue, they want to run programming that helps them retain and attract subscribers. Can the second season match the first, or even beat it? Will American Gods be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned. *Status update below.
An Americana fantasy drama series on the Starz premium cable channel, American Gods stars Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning, Pablo Schreiber, Crispin Glover, Orlando Jones, Yetide Badaki, Bruce Langley, Mousa Kraish, Omid Abtahi, and Demore Barnes. The season two cast also includes Peter Stormare, Cloris Leachman, Kahyun Kim, Devery Jacobs, Sakina Jaffrey, and Dean Winters. The story centers on Shadow Moon (Whittle), Mr. Wednesday (McShane), and a pantheon of gods — old and new — competing, and ready to do battle, for the hearts and minds of believers.
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For comparisons: The first season of American Gods on Starz earned a 0.28 rating in the 18-49 year-old demographic and 714,000 viewers.
What do you think? Do you like the American Gods TV show? Should this Starz TV series be cancelled or renewed for a third season?
3/15/19 update: Starz has renewed American Gods for a third season.