As is so usually the case, The Magicians was in the end performed in by a one-two punch of declining scores and rising prices. The present hit its scores excessive water mark in its second season, and has been shedding viewers whilst manufacturing prices have blown up. Over the course of the present season, The Magicians averages 415,000 viewers within the useful 18-49 advert demographic. For many cable applications that is a wholesome haul, however an getting older style present like The Magicians has to deal with different drags on profitability.
Only a few Syfy exhibits survive past the 5 season mark. Even well-regarded sequence like Darkish Matter and The Expanse proved too costly to justify an prolonged run on the frugal cabler (the latter was saved on the final minute by Amazon’s deep pockets). With different community staples like Van Helsing additionally reaching their conclusion this 12 months, Syfy finds itself at a significant crossroads for unique programming.
Pursuant to the phrases of a library deal that Syfy sister firm UCP holds with Netflix, The Magicians picks up an ample portion of its viewership from streaming. The chance stays that Netflix might intervene to save lots of The Magicians, however given the related prices, you most likely should not maintain your breath.