In its first season on HBO, the Succession TV show ranked in about the middle of the pack, ratings-wise. Now that the satirical series is back for its second season, can it build on its relatively low numbers in the Nielsen ratings race and earn itself another pickup, or is this the end of the Roy line? Will Succession be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned. *Status update below.
An HBO family comedy-drama from creator Jesse Armstrong, Succession stars Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Hiam Abbass, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Nicholas Braun, Matthew Macfadyen, Peter Friedman, Rob Yang, J. Smith Cameron, Dagmara Dominczyk, and Arian Moayed. Unfolding in New York, Succession follows the Roy family, which controls the Waystar Royco media conglomerate. Season two picks up where the freshman installment left off. In the face of an uncertain future, the Roy family struggles to retain control of their empire and ward off threats from the past.
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For comparisons: The first season of Succession on HBO averaged a 0.17 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 603,000 viewers.
What do you think? Do you like the Succession TV series? Should this HBO TV show be cancelled or renewed for a third season?
*8/20/19 update: HBO has renewed Succession for a third season.