Though the traditional ratings for Aquarius have been anything but stellar, NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt doesn’t regret renewing the drama for a second season.
At the Television Critics Association press tour, he said, “I’m never going to apologize for renewing a show I think is creatively strong for a second season.”
Greenblatt thinks the decision to release the whole season online was a good one. He noted, “We’re obviously in a changing world. We’re looking every day for what are the ways that we can really respond to the way that the audience wants to watch television. We all know that the binge-watching is a thing and people demand it. And so we thought, well, maybe we could do that with this show and see what happens. The upside of what happened is that people automatically thought better of the network. We did some early research and people were more favorably disposed to NBC for having a show that could be binged than they otherwise would be.”
He said that, surprisingly, only 6% of the show’s audience came from online viewing. The vast majority of people watched the series via traditional means.
Greenblatt was doubtful however that the second season would be released online all at once — in part because the season won’t be finished in time.
What do you think? Did you binge-watch Aquarius? Do you think that it should have been renewed for a second season?
I am watching Aquarius season one on Netflix because I like David Duchovny. I like weird shows that are different than the formula shows. I’m a 71 year old woman. What I don’t like is having a series cancelled after one or two seasons after I get into them. Especially if they leave it on a cliff-hanger. At least if they don’t do another season, they should finish and resolve the story first. I think that Duchovny ought to be in more scenes. Focus on him more and not just the young people. Yes, I think it should renewed but… Read more »
Great show! I don’t normally binge watch, but I found myself hoping the week would go by quickly so I could see the next episode. I can’t wait for season 2.
Yes I loved this show. I’m confused .. Is it coming back? I hope so.. I live period pieces