The story of superman’s grandpa- Seg El fighting of the Kryptonians from attacking their world, will now come to a complete halt after airing for 2 seasons. The season two finale, which aired on 14 August, is now officially the final episode of the series.
It was the best Series ever sired on SyFy
The shock axe comes after the show was initially one of SyFy’s strongest ever debut’s in March last year, earning the most-watched first episode ever for an original in five years. However, they were unable to maintain the fan-base and by season two, the show lost around half of its viewership.
Serious drop in fan base
While the news of the cancellation after two seasons is undoubtedly disappointing to fans, those who keep up with the ratings may not be altogether shocked. TV Series Finale reports that the Season 2 finale on August 14 attracted just 350,000 viewers in Live + Same day calculations in the key 18-49 age demographic, significantly lower than the Season 2 average of the already meagre 408,000 viewers. The ratings in the key demo averaged to only 0.11.
Although cable networks like Syfy often don’t require the same kinds of ratings that would keep a show on the air on broadcast network TV, the serious drop from Season 1 to Season 2 may have played a part in the decision to give Superman’s grandfather the axe. In Live + Same day, ages 18-49 demographic calculations, Krypton Season 1 averaged 787,000 viewers and a 0.23 rating. Season 2 marked a drop of more than 54% in the ratings and more than 48% in viewership.
The first season of Krypton is already available streaming on DC Universe.
The Season 1 premiere had been Syfy’s best series premiere in more than three years as well as its most-watched debut in four years. Will Warner Horizon shop Krypton around for a second life elsewhere than Syfy? The Expanse found a second life after it was cancelled by Syfy, after all!
According to Deadline, bosses are in talks with other outlets to revive the characters elsewhere, including DC Universe streaming service, where the previous seasons are already being aired.