We wonder if NBC is having second thoughts about having renewed ‘Aquarius’ for a second season.
The reason we ask is because “NBC has run out of patience with its low-rated Thursday drama tandem of ‘Aquarius’ and ‘Hannibal,’ revealing Monday that they will move over to little-watched Saturday nights,” reports Variety.
The story continues, “The network effectively canceled ‘Hannibal’ last month, announcing that ‘Hannibal’ would not return to the network after its current 13-episode season wraps, but renewed ‘Aquarius’ for a second season.”
Variety adds, “Saturday has long been a final resting place for underperforming series.”
“Aquarius” became the first series that NBC also released using the Netflix model, wherein viewers could binge watch all of its episodes when the series first debuted.
Notes The Hollywood Reporter: “’It’s no secret that the way people watch television is evolving, so we took a unique approach to how we delivered ‘Aquarius’ and it’s driven some record numbers for NBC Digital and helped us reach viewers who might have otherwise overlooked a great summer drama,’ NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke said of ‘Aquarius’ at the time of its renewal.
“No streaming stats have been release for ‘Aquarius,’ but it and ‘Hannibal’ have languished in their live-plus-same day showings.”