Despite declining ratings, in March of 2016, AMC gave Better Call Saul an early third season renewal. While it has never been a huge ratings success, the Breaking Bad prequel is one of the network’s top-performing shows that doesn’t involve the zombie apocalypse. AMC continues to promote the series and even ran Breaking Bad marathons ahead of this season’s premiere. Can Better Call Saul build up its audience? Will it be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season? Stay tuned. **Status updates below.
A black comedy crime drama hybrid airing on the AMC cable channel, Better Call Saul kicks off six years before Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) became Walter White’s lawyer. Jonathan Banks, Michael McKean, Patrick Fabian, Rhea Seehorn, Michael Mando, and Giancarlo Esposito also star. In the early 2000s, Saul is still down-on-his-luck Jimmy McGill. He’s trying to negotiate the ethical dilemmas of the legal world, emerge from his older brother’s shadow, and make a name for himself. Armed with optimism and a quick wit, Jimmy is a legitimate lawyer who often finds his ambition at odds with his moral compass.
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For comparisons: The second season of Better Call Saul averaged a 0.89 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 2.158 million total viewers.
What do you think? Are you still watching the Better Call Saul TV series? Did you think this AMC TV show would be cancelled or renewed for a fourth and fifth season?
**7/29/2018 Status Update: AMC has renewed Better Call Saul through season five, ahead of the season four premiere. Details here.
**6/27/2017 Status Update: AMC has renewed Better Call Saul for a fourth season. Details here.
Please keep Better call Saul on the air! It’s writing and acting is outstanding!! We never miss an episode! When can we expect season 4? Will there be a season 5?
This show will go down in history as a masterclass in everything, acting is flawless, directing flawless, writting flawless, is a work of art, i think AMC will let them tell the whole story despite de ratings.
IMO I think its better than BB. I love the writing way more.
I don’t know what the hell everyone else is watching but, BCS is easily one of the best shows on television. The problem is that it needs to be on something like Netflix or Amazon where it can be binge watched, because most people just don’t have the attention span for a slow burn show, no matter how magnificent.
If AMC cancels Better Call Saul, then the show needs to be brought to another medium where it can get the love and ratings it deserves.
As good a prequel / sequel as there are (given that most of them are pretty ordinary). I agree that this wouldn’t stand up in its own right but it has enough of Gilligan’s Breaking Bad brilliance and enough original characters for it to deserve to be seen through to its logical end. I cannot believe that BB addicts aren’t taking this up. Is the data accurate? Can you imagine a GOT prequel even with just B-list characters? And BB was every bit as big as GOT.
Bring on season 4