Hit the Floor has one of the most passionate fandoms I have seen and fans aren’t ready to leave the Devil’s Arena just yet. Using #DevilWithAHardOn4HTF5, a fan campaign has begun to let BET know it should greenlight Hit the Floor season 5.
A #Thongs4HTF4 renewal campaign was initiated by fans back in 2016 and the result was the show being picked up by BET. With the season 4 finale having aired this Tuesday, fans are still waiting to receive an announcement from BET about the series coming back for a fifth offering.
So, of course, the fandom has taken things into their own hands because they want a Hit the Floor season 5. They are banding together under #DevilWithAHardOn4HTF5.
I can’t show the images being used or talk about the stuff you should send to BET in this post because of certain Google-related restrictions, but I am sure enjoying the enthusiasm being shown for Hit the Floor season 5!
Will the current campaign work? I have my fingers crossed because I am a fan of Hit the Floor and I feel a series featuring a diverse cast and impressive queer representation (along with an enjoyable story) should continue to grace our TV screens.
An important factor to analyze when determining whether a show is likely to return is ratings. After being picked up by BET, Hit the Floor season 4 premiered with a 0.20 in the 18-49 demo and 0.48 million viewers. The finale got a 0.12 in the 18-49 demo with 0.32 million viewers.
Now, on first glance, these demo numbers are quite low. However, you need to understand every network has a different demo requirement.
For example, the first season of Siren (another show we review and are fans of) was able to stabilize itself with a 0.2 demo rating for most of its run and got renewed for a longer second season by Freeform. But these demo ratings aren’t great for a show on a network such as NBC.
Also, BET’s In Contempt premiered back in April with a 0.19 demo rating and performed more or less similarly to Hit the Floor season 4.
I don’t know what demo numbers BET considers a success so I’m unsure about whether or not Hit the Floor will be renewed for a fifth season by the network.
Anyway, it is still fun to see the #DevilWithAHardOn4HTF5 being a thing. Maybe it will urge BET to give the fans what they want? Let’s see.
Will we get a Hit the Floor season 5? Feel free to share your thoughts with us!
Farid has a Double Masters in Psychology and Biotechnology as well as an M.Phil in Molecular Genetics. He is the author of numerous books including Missing in Somerville, and The Game Master of Somerville. He gives us insight into comics, books, TV shows, anime/manga, video games, and movies.
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