Although season one of the Legion TV show on FX didn’t draw a very large total audience, it was the cable network’s second highest earner in the 18-49 demo, last year. Can it built upon its Nielsen ratings success in the second season? Will Legion be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned.
An FX sci-fi drama, centering on the X-Men character, Legion stars Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza, Bill Irwin, David Negahban, Jemaine Clement, Jeremie Harris, Amber Midthunder, Hamish Linklater, and Jean Smart. The superhero thriller follows David Haller (Stevens). After being in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years, David met Syd (Keller), who helped him realize he wasn’t schizophrenic, but rather, in possession of incredible abilities. Upon exorcising the Shadow King from his body, David disappeared. Now his team must ally themselves with former nemesis Clark (Linklater) and Division III, his government organization. Meanwhile, the Shadow King, i.e. Amahl Farouk (Negahban) continues his quest for unlimited, apocalyptic power.
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For comparisons: The first season of Legion on FX averaged a 0.45 rating in the 18-49 year old viewer demographic and 950,000 viewers.
Cable ratings are typically released within a day or so of the show’s airing, except for in the case of weekends and holidays.
What do you think? Do you like the Legion TV series. Should this FX TV show be cancelled or renewed for a third season?
6/1/18 update: FX has renewed Legion for a third season. Details here.