These “good girls” could be in trouble — and not just on their show. Their NBC TV show hasn’t been doing very well in the ratings and the show could be cancelled. Would you watch a second season of this Monday night series?
A dark NBC comedy-drama, Good Girls stars Christina Hendricks, Retta, Mae Whitman, Matthew Lillard, Reno Wilson, Manny Montana, Lidya Jewett, Izzy Stannard, and David Hornsby. The TV series centers on three suburban mothers who have been struggling to get by. After a series of setbacks leaves them desperate, they decide to hold up the local Fine & Frugal supermarket, but their take far exceeds their expectations. Soon, they’re in deep with the local crime boss, and these “good girls” find themselves with an array of bad choices.
The Good Girls series debuted in February and, thanks to having the season debut of The Voice as its lead-in, the premiere attracted a 1.50 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 5.98 million viewers. The second episode saw a dip of more than 10% and episode three dropped a lot lower.
The numbers have evened off and recent episodes of Good Girls have averaged about a 0.90 in the demo with about four million viewers. In today’s television landscape, those aren’t awful Live+Same Day ratings for a 10pm series on NBC. However, Good Girls typically loses about half the audience of its lead-in, The Voice.
It’s unclear if the NBC execs will be satisfied with that kind of retention or, if they feel like they could do better with another show. Last year, Timeless drew similar ratings in the same timeslot and was cancelled. NBC reversed that decision when fans created an uproar but, clearly, this level of numbers will leave a show on unsteady ground.
On the positive side, Netflix picked up the international rights for this show in December 2017. A similar deal helped land The CW’s low-rated Dynasty series a second season order and it could be enough to save Good Girls as well.
We’ll likely know if there will be a second season of Good Girls by May 14th, when NBC announces their plans for the 2018-19 season.
What do you think? Do you like the Good Girls TV show? Would you like to see it renewed for a second season? Should it be cancelled instead?