Like most series not named Game of Thrones, the first installment of the Westworld TV show on HBO didn’t earn huge linear ratings in its initial airing, but it still ranked in the top five of the pay-cable network’s scripted programming. How will it fare this time out? Can it build up its audience in the second season, or will viewers drift away? Will Westworld be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned.
An HBO science-fiction drama, Westworld features returning stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Ed Harris, Jeffrey Wright, James Marsden, Tessa Thompson, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Clifton Collins Jr., Luke Hemsworth, Louis Herthum, Simon Quarterman, Talulah Riley, Rodrigo Santoro, Angela Sarafyan, Shannon Woodward, Ben Barnes, Jimmi Simpson, Leonardo Nam, and Ptolemy Slocum. New cast members in the second season include Fares Fares, Katja Herbers, Gustaf Skarsgård, Hiroyuki Sanada, Peter Mullan, Rinko Kikuchi, Zahn McClarnon, Tao Okamoto, Betty Gabriel, Jonathan Tucker, Julia Jones, and Kiki Sukezane. **Status update below.
The western thriller unfolds in a pricey, futuristic theme park, where visitors pay to act out their Wild West fantasies while interacting with lifelike robot “hosts.” In the first season, some of the recently re-coded hosts started exhibiting aberrant behavior. Season two further delves into the dawn of artificial consciousness and the birth of a new form of life on Earth.
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For comparisons: The first season of Westworld on HBO averaged a 0.80 rating in the 18-19 demographic and 1.822 million viewers.
What do you think? Do you like the Westworld TV series? Did you think this HBO TV show should be cancelled or renewed for a third season?
**5/1/2018 status update: Westworld has been renewed for season three on HBO. Details here.
I disagree with most. I found the first season to be just average and was kind of boring at times. Seemed to be trying too hard with its mind games, especially when Ford was on screen. The second season was MUCH better in my opinion, and part of it was probably because Ford wasn’t around as much. Idk why so many people have a problem with telling what timeline they’re in, it really wasn’t that hard to pick up on. I almost didn’t watch the second season as I wasn’t very interested in the show, but I’m glad I stuck… Read more »
Storyline fillers and subtitles. Just 2 reasons the second season has gone downhill.
the show sucks, not sure who is the ***** ( showrunner ) who decided less nudity ( they are attentionally avoiding it ) , and replace anthony hopkins with a bunch of nobodies bad actors, and the writer has no idea what the F the story is going.
no wonder the Ratings is dropping, not watching season 3
Season #1 started going downhill towards the end. There is no purpose to Season #2 just very confusing timelines.
this season was VERY boring .the finale was simply the worst finale in television history in my book . so disjointed, so badly written and acted . the westworld’s writer guy’s speech was so cringe , they tried too late to make us care for some characters , i didn’t care what happened to them at all , i just wanted it to end . Dolores and Maeve have been the worst this season . Dolores became extremely depressing and Maeve, a Mary Sue , basically , that’s how it was presented . Episode 8 ( with the natives) was… Read more »
Wow this is a shocker, everybody thought the ratings and demographics were going to be some the top ratings of all time. But look at them they’re just average. Well so much for the super show of all the public relations junk that’s been spewing out of their mouth‘s.
I don’t know what the DVR ratings were for the season, but the live ratings weren’t good. Will the show be renewed for a season 4 if the live ratings go below a 0.50? HBO is a funny network when it comes to renewing shows. There will be a season 3. You can look forward to that.
No wonder the ratings are slipping. The first season was a masterpiece but the second has been AWFUL. If only we knew season 2 would be a mess, I would have been better to have left the show after the first season. It could have been an excellent short Tv show but instead its become a boring snooze fest aimed at redditors who spend hours a day discussing “theories”.
The ratings are down from last season. It may have to do with so many of the characters becoming reprehensible and difficult to root for.
Season 2 is terrible! I’m not interested in evil robot drama! So now we should root for mess murdering hateful robots?! There isn’t any positive characters left, not interested in their fate or motivation anymore.
I’m going to answer you. The only good people left to root for are the woman who plays The Man in Black’s daughter, and Elise, who was hanging out with Bernard. Maeve is okay, and some of the robots with her aren’t so bad anymore. The Geeky program guy with her is okay too. After that, nobody is worth saving. Dolores has run amuck, and she is willing to kill anyone and everyone. I’m sorry for what happened to her in season one, but she has gone too far. She kills humans who had nothing to do with her. I… Read more »
The first season I thought was okay…but at times it was really slow. This season I just can’t get into it, I find it boring. I stopped watching after last weeks episode.
First season I thought was very interesting, being more sci-fi like and challenging one’s thought process. Often I would find myself trying to work out what the next week’s revalation or realizations would (by the main characters) would be. It challenged one’s mind and really made you think about what consciousness means. The season ends with the two main characters understanding on some level that their is more to them, that they understand somehow beyond their predetetmined programming, that they are being manipulated. I thought they should have ended it their…. the show made the point about ai….nothing more needed… Read more »
No, I hate this show, Some brat robots I’m done I’d rather not to buy second season on iTunes. No support.
The ratings are good so far. They will be higher when you add in the +3 and +7 ratings.