05/02/2023

Companion Monitor – Image: Netflix

Netflix’s newest authorized drama is now streaming and following within the footsteps of The Lincoln Lawyer, adapts a well-liked ebook and is sort of actually eyeing a second season at Netflix but it surely was not meant to be. In November 2022, Netflix canceled the collection. 

Based mostly on the Helen Wan 2013 novel The Companion, the collection stars Arden Cho, Alexandra Turshen, Bradley Gibson, Dominic Sherwood, and Rob Heaps.

All 10 episodes of season 1 landed on Netflix on August twenty sixth, 2022 globally. It debuted with blended to constructive opinions. It sits at a 62% critics score on RottenTomatoes as of November eighth, 2022, with viewer scores across the similar.

On the critic’s facet, opinions different from the San Francisco Chronicle referring to it as excellent background noise. On the similar time, Nina Metz on the Chicago Tribune mentioned the present is “engrossing enough to keep you watching.”


Companion Monitor Netflix Renewal Standing

Has Companion Monitor been renewed for season 2?

Official Renewal Standing: Canceled.

Regardless of being lauded internally at Netflix with quite a lot of buzz from Netflix’s head of drama, Deadline reported on November eighth, alongside a busy election day and Disney information that Companion Monitor wouldn’t be returning to Netflix for a season 2.

Per Deadline’s report, “the streamer had commissioned a writer’s room which was up and running, working on ideas for a potential second season.”

It additionally acknowledged that the present was comparatively low-cost in comparison with different exhibits, however viewership was nonetheless not sufficient to warrant a second season.

Certainly, that was the case in an interview with Jinny Howe shortly after the present’s premiere. Netflix’s head of drama, Jinny Howe, spoke to Deadline on August twenty seventh, and the article acknowledged that “executives are high on Partner Track, and the series is looking good for a Season 2 renewal.”

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Companion Monitor. Arden Cho as Ingrid Yun in episode 101 of Companion Monitor. Cr. Vanessa Clifton/Netflix © 2022

Renewals come all the way down to a number of elements. Three inside metrics have been touted as to why a present will get renewed or canceled. These are “adjusted view share,” an “efficiency score,” and “impact value.”

Whereas we as outsiders aren’t in a position to calculate these metrics, what we are able to have a look at as outsiders contains Netflix’s prime 10 metrics, hourly figures, third-party information (together with hours watched and completion information), and exterior demand sources which we’ll do under.


How properly is Companion Monitor acting on Netflix?

Let’s start with information from Netflix themselves through their prime 10 website.

Between August twenty first and September eleventh (the present didn’t rank in its first week of being on Netflix) the present clocked up 66.01 million hours in complete.

Week Interval Hours Considered(M) Rank Week in Prime 10
August twenty first, 2022 to August twenty eighth, 2022 16,660,000 7 1
August twenty eighth, 2022 to September 4th, 2022 31,140,000 (+87%) 4 2
September 4th, 2022 to September eleventh, 2022 18,210,000 (-42%) 6 3

Rightly or wrongly, the present is most akin to the sooner launch in 2022 of The Lincoln Lawyer. Each are dramas with authorized facets (though some would argue the present is extra of a romantic comedy) with 10 episodes and are comparatively shut to one another in runtime.

Because the chart under demonstrates, the present didn’t get off to the most effective of begins (we’ve added Items of Her as one other comparability).

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Prime 10 hourly chart for Companion Monitor

We featured the debut of Companion Monitor in our Prime 10 Report that makes use of CVE metrics to see how properly the present carried out on a stage taking part in area. The present debuted simply forward of Cowboy Bebop however notably behind the likes of Archive 81, Heartstopper, and In From The Chilly.

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Debut on Netflix Prime 10s for Companion Monitor

In one other prime 10 report we revealed, you possibly can see how properly Companion Monitor did in comparison with different collection with these in inexperienced being renewed and people in crimson canceled.

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Uncooked prime 10s through FlixPatrol also can assist us perceive how properly the present performs. We are able to see from the heatmap above that the present is performing greatest in the US, Canada, the Nordic areas, and Jap Europe.

In accordance with their information, the present peaked on day 3 of being on the service however has held comparatively properly since.

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Reputation map for FlixPatrol


What we anticipated from Companion Monitor season 2 on Netflix

If the present does get renewed? The place can we count on the present to move subsequent?

By the top of the ten episodes, Ingrid is left disenchanted after her mission to get a companion fails at Parsons Valentine & Hunt and was in the end derailed by Jeff Murphy. The identical Jeff Murphy she’d had a relationship with on and off once more all through season 1. That’s even in spite of everything her exhausting work to stand up above all the roadblocks positioned in her manner all through the primary season.

Georgia Lee spoke to Deadline shortly following the discharge of season 1 and mentioned the place they’d head in season 2. Right here’s among the key factors mentioned:

  • Don’t count on the connection between Ingrid and Murphy to be repaired anytime quickly.
  • On romances, Lee mentioned, “I would like to say that Ingrid chooses not Team Murphy or Team Nick or Team Z, she chooses herself. That’s her ultimate journey.”
  • Lee didn’t rule out the potential of bringing again Nick (performed by Rob Heaps).
  • Anticipate extra from the Rachel-Tyler-Ingrid trio.

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