Despite its low ratings at the start of the series, cable network Showtime has decided to give the criticallypraised drama, “The Affair,” a second season. The show is coming back in 2015. Read on for the details.
In a press release published on numerous entertainment sites, premium cable channel Showtime has confirmed that it will be renewing “The Affair” for 2015, along with its award-winning series “Homeland.”
Deadline noted that the “The Affair’s” renewal was due to the bump from its time-shifted viewing. When the series was launched back in October, it only measured at 507,000 viewers. But week after week, its audience slowly increased. Of late, as per the report on Deadline, the show has already averaged 3.9 million viewers a week across all of Showtime’s platforms. At least 87 percent of its audience apparently also watch the show after its Sunday night broadcast at 10:00 p.m, which means that its Live+7 numbers are solid and stronger.
Showtime is also confident with “The Affair” because of its strong critical response. On the ratings and review site RottenTomatoes, the show has scored at least 96 percent or 8.5/10, with 49 reviews so far. The series is actually ranked on many critics’ Top 10 new shows for this season.
“In its fourth season, HOMELAND has brilliantly reinvented itself. It continues to capture the attention of a devoted fan base, and has provided an enviable platform for the successful launch of THE AFFAIR,” said David Nevins the president of Showtime Networks Inc. as published on Collider.
“With thought-provoking, relevant and addictive storylines, both series have been embraced, dissected and much debated week after week. We’re excited to see more from these complex shows in 2015,” Nevins further added.
“The Affair” follows the story of a teacher and a waitress who met and engaged in an extramarital relationship. The series stars Dominic West (Noah), Ruth Wilson (Alison), Maura Tierney (Helen) and Joshua Jackson (Cole). On top of the extramarital story, the show also delves on a murder which took place in a small town. The 10-episode drama will finish its first season run on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, at 10:00 p.m. on Showtime.
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