Ratings report: Better Call Saul sees a slight jump after its season finale

Better Call Saul’s season finale gave the show a slight bump in the ratings. With the season over, when can we expect to hear about a potential renewal?

According to Zap2It, the final episode of Better Call Saul’s third season netted a 0.6 live rating. This number represents a 0.1 jump from last week’s episode. A jump is nice, but it’s not quite what we predicted during last week’s ratings report. Still, the 0.6 is equivalent to roughly 1.8 million live viewers, the highest total this season.

As of late Wednesday night, a fourth season order for Better Call Saul has yet to be confirmed. Considering the plot developments that took place in the finale, a cancellation would be especially devastating. However, I’ll stick with my gut-feeling that renewal is a matter of when, not if.

Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) and Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn) in Episode 10 Photo by Michele K. Short/Sony Pictures Television/AMC

To this point, everything that we’ve heard from cast and crew members following the season three finale indicates that a season four is on the horizon. Considering the show’s critical acclaim, likelihood to generate award buzz and success in non-live ratings, AMC should certainly be interested in green-lighting another 1-2 more season(s).

Nacho Varga (Michael Mando) and Hector “Tio” Salamanca (Mark Margolis) in Episode 8 Photo by Michele K. Short/Sony Pictures Television/AMC

When any information on Better Call Saul season four becomes available, you can be sure that we’ll be covering it. Also, look for the occasional ratings report as information on non-live ratings becomes available in the coming weeks.