humans-amc-cancelledStatus: Returning, 3rd Season Airs 2018
Timeslot: Mondays 10 PM EST
Premiere: TBD
Network: AMC
Starring: William Hurt, Katherine Parkinson, Tom Goodman-Hill, Colin Morgan
Series Website:

Description: HUMANS, a bold new eight-part drama series from AMC, Channel 4 and Kudos, is set in a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a ‘Synth’ – a highly-developed robotic servant eerily similar to its live counterpart.

Season End Status: This show only had mediocre ratings on AMC in its first season which dropped even lower during its second year run.  But the series comes in a partnership with the British Channel 4 and the viewership is much higher over in the UK.  This is one of those shows that benefits from its international partnership and does not have to have high ratings in the States to survive.  Humans has been well received by the sci fi community and I would expect it to stick around through at least fourth or fifth season because is what we have typically been seeing from these modestly rated cable entries that last into a third year.  And it could last beyond a fifth season if its numbers remain good across the Atlantic, though British shows tend to not stretch out a premise too long like we often see in the U.S.  The third season of Humans will have eight episodes like the first two and will air at some point in 2018 (fans are likely hoping that it will not be another year and a half wait between seasons, though).

Season to Date (StD) U.S. Ratings Results:

Air Date Airings Live+SD Rtg StD Avg Tot Vwrs (M) Live+7 Rtg Status
2/13/17 1 0.2 0.2 0.7 n/a Renewed
2/20/17 2 0.2 0.2 0.6 n/a Renewed
2/27/17 3 0.1 0.2 0.4 n/a Renewed
3/6/17 4 0.1 0.2 0.5 0.3 Renewed
3/13/17 5 0.1 0.1 0.4 n/a Renewed
3/20/17 6 0.1 0.1 0.4 n/a Renewed

Prior Season U.S. Ratings Results:

Week Airings Live+SD Rtg StD Avg Tot Vwrs (MM) Live+7 Rtg Cancel Alert
6/28/15 1 0.5 0.5 1.7 0.9 Low
7/5/15 2 0.3 0.4 1.1 0.7 Low
7/12/15 3 0.4 0.4 1.2 n/a Low
7/19/15 4 0.5 0.4 1.1 n/a Low
7/26/15 5 0.4 0.4 1.2 n/a Low
8/2/15 6 0.3 0.4 1.0 0.6 Renewed
8/9/15 7 0.4 0.4 1.1 n/a Renewed
8/16/15 8 0.4 0.4 1.1 n/a Renewed

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2 thoughts on “Humans

  1. Brenda Kay

    I have been hooked on “Humans” from its first episode. This is intelligent, engaging, well written scifi that not surprisingly is not written by Americans, but instead two talented British writers. I don’t mean to put down my fellow Americans, but if this were a Hollywood production it would be chocked full of cheesy cliches, gratuitous sex and an overly drawn out storyline. I hope “Humans” get a much deserved second season.

  2. Lin

    Great show.
    It would be a great injustice to cancel this well written compelling smart show.


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