“Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” is wrapping up on June 8 and fans are wondering whether the show will get renewed or canceled.
The 13-episode show was based off of the original 13 episodes hosted by Carl Sagan.
Season 1 has been a bit up and down with viewing figures but the second-to-last episode of the season, for instance, signaled that the show could get renewed.
Cosmos beat its two competitors–NBC’s Believe and a repeat of The Good Wife on CBS–in the coveted 18-49 demographic with 1.3 million viewers.
However, the overall viewers–3.52 million–were below both the other shows. Additionally, Believe has already been canceled, and it was a repeat of The Good Wife.
When The Good Wife was in season and Resurrection was airing on ABC, both shows doubled the overall figures of Cosmos, although that 18-49 ranking was higher for Cosmos than The Good wife, which typically skews toward older viewers.
There has been tough competition on cable lately. Last week, for example, Game of Thrones smashed Cosmos, and the NHL playoffs also beat it.
In a sign that Fox might try another season for Cosmos, the network highlighted the gains in viewership over one episode to the next in late May.
Host Neil deGrasse Tyson said previously to Space that he has no plans to make another season, although someone else could hypothetically step in.
Tyson said that the show took a lot out of him, especially time away from his family. But he will continue to play a role in sharing science with the public.
Ultimately, until Fox announces either a renewal or cancellation, viewers won’t know the fate of Cosmos.