Ozark Season 3 Garners Large Viewership Boost
Netflix’s third season of its Jason Bateman-starring crime series Ozark appears to have not only seen the biggest rise in reviews for the series, but also a significant jump in viewership with an average of 8.7 million viewers in the first ten days following its premiere, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The viewership numbers from Nielsen indicates a 74 percent increase over the average audience for the show’s second season, which saw five million viewers over its first 10 days in August 2018, with the research company also revealing 16.4 million people watched at least the first few minutes of the season compared to season 2’s 11 million people.
Nielsen also revealed that the opening day for Ozark was much bigger than the viral hit docuseries Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness, with the former garnering an average of 975,000 viewers while the latter brought in 280,000 on its premiere. The Emmy-winning crime drama also topped the opening-day viewership for the most recent seasons of Mindhunter (395,000) and Orange is the New Black (536,000). Though no word has been revealed on whether the streaming service has greenlit a fourth season for the series, chances appear to be getting better given the larger ratings and reviews from critics, sure to satiate fans left on edge after the third season’s pulse-pounding cliffhanger.
In Ozark Season 3, They are all in. The Byrdes are back in business and the stakes have never been higher. As tensions mount surrounding their new casino, The Missouri Belle, Marty and Wendy struggle to balance their family’s safety with the growing success of their money-laundering empire.
Last season, the series continued to follow Marty Bryde and his family as they navigate the murky waters of life within a dangerous drug cartel. With Del out, the crime syndicate sends their ruthless attorney Helen Pierce to town to shake things up just as The Byrdes are finally settling in. Marty and Wendy struggle to balance their family interests amid the escalating dangers presented by their partnerships with the power-hungry Snells, the cartel and their new deputy, Ruth Langmore, whose father Cade has been released from prison. The stakes are even higher than before and The Byrdes soon realize they have to go all-in before they can get out.
Ozark stars Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Julia Garner, and season two newcomer Janet McTeer. Season 2 had earned two Emmy Awards including Outstanding Supporting Actress for Julia Garner and Outstanding Director for Bateman.
Seasons 1-3 are available for streaming on Netflix!