Update 5/18: A Million Little Things has now officially been renewed for season 4. Despite a 25% decrease in audience, the show will be coming back for season 4 in 2021-2022.
at high risk of getting cancelled by ABC with no season 4 due to decreasing ratings.
Official status: we are still waiting for a final decision from ABC. A Million Little Things is not yet cancelled or renewed for the 2021-2022 TV season.
TVscorecards provides the latest status updates on renewal & cancellations for the most popular shows. As of today, ABC has NOT yet confirmed if season 4 of A Million Little Things is approved. Our data analyst at TVscorecards keeps track of hundreds of data points to estimate renewal chances for each TV series. We calculate a “Renewal Score” that predicts if a show will be renewed or not.
Renewal chances: 42% (At high risk of getting cancelled)
Check out our renewal scorecard below for the season 4 of A Million Little Things.
What are the Factors that Could Drive ABC To Renew Help A Million Little Things for Season 4?
We believe that A Million Little Things could be renewed based on the following factors:
User satisfaction scores are still strong: The latest season currently being broadcasted in 2021 (Season 3) scores one of the top TVscorecards popularity score at 85%, which is higher than the previous seasons. This is a good indicator that the viewers from this season will continue watching the show for the rest of the year and for a (potential) new season in 2021-2022. Many other TV series have seen downward trends in their viewer scores (probably due to the pandemic’s impact on production schedules) but A Million Little Things is still going strong with the new season, episode after episode.
The show has tough competition with Law & Order and viewership could pick back up in April/May 2021. A Million Little Things is competing in the Thursday Night Time Slot with Law & Order: Organized Crime which just debuted with over 7 million viewers in its season premiere on April 2nd 2021, likely taking viewership away from A Million Little Things. Based on the trend in the coming weeks, it is possible that viewership will pick back up.
Factors Putting “A Million Little Things” At Risk
We have detected signals that puts the show at risk of cancellation. The main factor is viewership, down by more than 25% versus last year’s season. Last year’s season was already sliding down from almost 5 million viewers at launch to an average of close to 4.0 million viewers for the last episodes of the season. This was a fairly significant drop but the show was still renewed based on high user scores and relatively strong ratings.
However, viewership has continued to slide down in the current reason, which doesn’t bode well for a season 4 renewal. Viewership is now down to just under 3.0 million viewers. We will be watching the trend closely as the season unfolds. Viewership is the primary driver of renewal decisions. If the last episodes of this season continue to show a decrease in viewership, we believe that A Million Little Things will get cancelled without a season 4.
However, the series is still performing well with viewer scores, and this could be a good indicator that viewership will remain steady (or increase). A Million Little Things remain one of the top-rated shows this year.
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Renewal/cancellation Status: Renewed for Season 4
TVscorecards user score: 85%
About this show:
They say friendship isn't one big thing, it's a million little things; and that's true for a group of friends from Boston who bonded under unexpected circumstances. Some have achieved success, others are struggling in their careers and relationships, but all of them feel stuck in life. After one of them dies unexpectedly, it's just the wake-up call the others need to finally start living. Along the way, they discover that friends may be the one thing to save them from themselves.
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