FX has given sardonic animated spy comedy “Archer” a second season.
The show, which airs at 10 p.m. Thursdays, has averaged 1.2 million viewers in first-run numbers but its ratings fell precipitously from 1.8 million Jan. 14 in its opening frame to as low as 622,000 Feb. 5. Nonetheless, FX said the show has done well among younger men and repeats well, which is common among animated shows.
Do you like ‘Archer’?
- Extremely funny show
- Can’t quite get into it
- Still need to give it a chance
As the creators noted, it really is a nice blend of “Arrested Development” and James Bond.
Adam Reed, an Atlanta-based creator with Matt Thompson, wrote me:
Well, we’re just incredibly stoked about getting another season of Archer. And I think FX has really shown a lot of faith in the show by giving it a chance to grow its audience. The show is doing well on iTunes, and very well on Hulu, so I think you’re right that it’s been in a competitive