Just when we thought it’s the end for the tech startup, “Halt and Catch Fire” has been saved – it’s getting a renewal for a third season! Read on for more details.
According to AMC’s executives, the renewal of “Halt and Catch Fire” went through a considerable analysis and deliberation. The fact that “Halt and Catch Fire” Season 2 has only delivered a small audience compared to its Season 1 placed the series in a very delicate place. So, what really saved the series?
“Halt and Catch Fire” was saved due to its strong momentum that critics enjoyed as the second season of the series has changed its focus, twice. Aside from that, considering that it only garnered lesser number of viewers last season, it was steady and it was largely upscale. It is also one of the strongest candidates of the network to be the latest cult-favourite.
According to Joel Stillerman, the president of original programming and development for AMC and SundanceTV, “We spent a lot of time going through our paces on a business level and we finally felt we had the right amount of creative momentum to keep going. We all know the relationship between ratings and revenue. We’ve built these shows to be scalable without massive ratings. We are confident that we are on a path to long-term success.”
“Halt and Catch Fire” Season 2 garnered an average of 865,000 viewers per episode as per Nielsen’s live-plus-3 ratings.
Still, AMC pushed through with it for another season, ordering another 10-episode run for “Halt and Catch Fire” Season 3. It is reported that its third season will debut right after AMC bow on the AMC Global channels that are reaching to 140 countries in Asia, Latin America and Europe.
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