Because The Leftovers TV show ratings plummeted in season two, the third and final season renewal was a happy surprise. Damon Lindelof has been adamant that he’s not looking for a renewal or a spin-off. Perhaps still suffering from Lost backlash PTSD, he’s made it clear closure is his goal. So why track the ratings for season three of The Leftovers? Well, for one thing, it’s fun. For another, it gives us perspective for the fate of other HBO TV shows. So, while we don’t have to wonder if The Leftovers is cancelled or renewed for season four, stay tuned.
In season three, The Leftovers stars Justin Theroux, Carrie Coon, Amy Brenneman, Kevin Carroll, Christopher Eccleston, Scott Glenn, Lindsay Duncan, Regina King, Jovan Adepo, Janel Moloney, Margaret Qualley, Jasmin Savoy-Brown, Liv Tyler and Chris Zylka. Based on the Tom Perrotta novel, this HBO TV series explores what happens when 2% of the world’s population inexplicably vanishes. In the third and final season, the Garvey and Murphy families come together as they seek reasons for that which defies explanation. It feels like something big is coming — a bookend to the “Sudden Departure” that rocked the world and brings their journey Down Under.
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For comparisons: The second season of The Leftovers averaged a 0.33 rating in the 18-49 demographic and about 70,000 viewers.
What do you think? Are you still watching The Leftovers TV series? Is it ending at the right time, or should the HBO TV show have been renewed for a fourth season?