I'm getting so worried about ratings now! I looked up other shows for comparison and even the doomed "Happy Endings" got WAY better ratings. By this pattern, Mindy should have been canceled last year. Since we know that a former exec liked her show and renewed it before leaving, what does this mean now? I'd like to think that they would at least air the 15 episodes. I love the idea of some other network picking up Mindy but I can't picture Chris wanting to do that for some reason.
It is still early in the season. Hopefully after the buzz of the premiere next week’s episode will go up in ratings. Don’t forget the show worldwide trended several times during both airings of East and West Coast. That is huge.
I don’t think they would pull the remaining episodes unless the ratings hit a major low and I don’t think it is there yet. We should also wait to see how all of the other returning and new shows do. If they are all pulling similar numbers, it means the climate of TV has changed. Networks like Fox have to learn to adapt rather than use 20 year old policies.
Since Universal produces the show I could see them moving it to one of their properties.
I don’t necessarily think Chris would be against it considering his kids are getting older and starting school. He’s talked about liking the stability of working, knowing the cast and crew, going to work in the same place like a “human being.” It probably also depends on the cast contracts. He might be one to prefer a shortened season so he has a longer hiatus to participate in other projects. If he was truly unhappy and wanted out I don’t think Mindy would deprive him of that. I also think Mindy knows if that were the case there is really no point of continuing the show.
The key is to stay engaged especially on social media and to rewatch on profitable Fox platforms WITH COMMERCIALS. That means Foxnow, fox on demand, hulu. Even if you recorded on your DVR, suffer through commercials. Show advertisers the show is popular and people will watch their commercials. That’s what Nielsen ratings are used for after all, to sell ads. Unless you have a Nielsen box, we can’t affect traditional ratings.
Don’t forget Microsoft is partnering with Fox and the show. Tweet at them and let them know your appreciation and love for their products, etc.