Shares for netflix actually fell in response to the mixed reviews for season 4:
http://blogs.marketwatch.com/thetell/20 ... ix-shares/
One of the issues facing “AD” this time was getting its main cast members to record the series together. That shouldn’t have come as a surprise to anyone; remember, it has been seven years since “AD” last aired on the Fox television network. “AD” cast members such as Jason Bateman, Jessica Walter, Jeffrey Tambor and Will Arnett have all moved on to other TV shows or movies, and it was impossible to do “AD” with the entire cast involved at all times for every episode.
Which is why each new episode of “AD” centers around one of the show’s nine main characters.
Oh, there are other cast members involved in each episode, but if you go into the new season expecting to see every character in every episode, you will be highly disappointed.
This way of producing the season is just one reason why reviews of the Netflix “AD” have been mixed. The general consensus is that there is some good stuff here, and show creator Mitchell Hurwitz has to be commended for taking some chances with how he and his crew put this fourth season of “AD” together. But in the words of reviewer Todd VanDerWerff of The A.V. Club:
“It’s an occasionally hilarious, sometimes boring, always bloated boondoggle of a project, and it’s the sort of thing that’s at once staggering in its ambition and hard to approach with anything like real affection. It is, in places, masterful. It is also, in other places, at once weirdly pleased with itself and too ready to hold the audience’s hand where that hand needn’t be held.”