Although its ratings dropped a lot in season two, USA Network did not cancel its award-winning Mr. Robot TV show. In addition to renewing it, they delayed the premiere of what was originally a summer series until the more competitive fall. Can this techno-thriller live up to heightened expectations, or will it suffer a meltdown? Will Mr. Robot be cancelled or renewed for season four? Stay tuned.
A USA drama series from creator Sam Esmail, Mr. Robot stars Rami Malek, Carly Chaikin, Portia Doubleday, Martin Wallström, Christian Slater, Michael Cristofer, Stephanie Corneliussen, Grace Gummer, B.D. Wong, and Bobby Cannavale. The story centers on Elliot Alderson (Malek), a young programmer who is recruited by an underground hacker group to destroy the corrupt and dangerous firm he is paid to protect. Season three explores the characters’ motivations and the disintegration between Elliot and Mr. Robot.
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For comparisons: The second season of Mr. Robot on USA averaged a 0.30 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 742,000 viewers.
Note: These ratings are collected by the Nielsen company and are the final national numbers. These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.
What do you think? Do you like the Mr. Robot TV series? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season?
12/13 update: USA Network has renewed Mr. Robot for season four. Details here.
Mr. Robot in the 1st season was fresh, creative and riveting, with plenty of potential. Viewers yearned for more. But just as in the literary world when a novelist turns out a gem but can’t follow it up, this show quickly lost its momentum, ending up as a meaningless nihilistic exercise with no accessible, discernible purpose. What was the subversive revolution aimed at? Crooked banking practices? American greed? Corporate dominance? Political corruption? Yeah, to some extent all those things, yet unfortunately in an amorphous way that ended up having no tangible association with everyday life. It tried too hard to… Read more »
Show is a mess and should be cancelled. Ratings have dropped from avg 1.4 mil to 500k . It is confusing and pretentious.
I Love this series i hope some Mode People will Watch it sometime
In a world centered around use, abuse and limitations of dissemination of information through all methods, with emphasis on electronic means, this is no time to end a show that can explore those relevant issues. Mr Robot has many avenues to explore. This is a provocative show that deserves to continue.
Yes there is. It is called THE RATINGS SUCK! However, the show will finish above a 0.20 unless nobody watches the last episode. It will be renewed.
They decided to renew the show before the last episode. Good for the Fans. We’ll see if it finishes above a 0.20. It probably will.
I love this show. Season 1 was still my most favorite, but this season is definitely better than the last one.
The season is fantastic and absolutely better than the previous seasons .
The show will not get cancelled as it’s critically acclaimed. You also have no idea how many people are streaming it legally. The creator has already said that he wanted 5 seasons, even if ratings outweigh critical acclaim, there’d be at least a season 4 to wrap things up.
People need to understand that Nielsen ratings for same day broadcast no longer tell the whole story.
Critical Acclaim lasts only so long. Live ratings don’t tell the whole story, but I haven’t seen ANY +3 and +7 ratings for this show. Anywhere. As far as people streaming it legally, there are ZERO STATISTICS AVAILABLE. Without Statistics, we only have your assumption. You know the saying about ASSUMING! If the live ratings stay above a 0.2 average for the season, it will get one more season. The live ratings have dropped every season, and so has the amount of live viewers.
when i compare walking dead’s ratings to this show , i think that yes , Nielsen ratings matter . the show is weak right now, but still they’re pulling great numbers ( 10 millions in average) . Don’t tell me people watch this show lol , even on the Mr Robot’s Reddit page , fanboys complain that not enough people watch . they shouldn’t worry though , this show , like many others these days , are less about making money and good ratings and more about pushing a political message out there that will influence the youngest of us… Read more »
CANCEL BORING !!!
What happened to this show? The ratings this season are atrocious(although not as atrocious as Good Behavior). If the live ratings stay above a 0.20, it might get renewed again. Scary.
The ratings are just falling lower and lower, does not look good.
Season premiere was so insanely boring that I’m no longer going to be watching it.