Did the #LawrenceHive make their presence (or absence in this case) felt after promising to boycott beloved Issa Rae HBO series, ‘Insecure’?
As the backlash from news of the exit of “Lawrence” (Jay Ellis), Rae’s love interest in the show, grew so large on Twitter the actress even addressed it in a number of interviews (click here to read), longtime fans of the series were keen to see if the response would impact viewership. And, while the furor over his departure cannot be pinpointed as the sole blame, ‘Insecure’s season 3 – which premiered on August 12th – did open to figures lower than anticipated.
Considering the critical acclaim that continues to surround the series, expectations were certainly high given the cliffhanger that brought season 2 to a close. Alas, its Sunday premiere drew in…
‘Insecure’ Season 3 Premiere
Ranking outside of the top 25 for the night, ‘Insecure’s season 3 premiere drew in a noted 400,000 less viewers than its season 2 premiere.
Here’s hoping the ongoing social media chatter about the hilarious show’s return will see numbers increase down the line.