You know, I don't think it's as bad as it seems. Both the shows clearly have shoestring budgets and seemingly strong online followings. I bet it's like Louie, where they cost so little to make, that regardless of ratings (for the most part), they make sense to keep around. Plus they're both still really new, and neither comic is a household name, so there's still some growing time needed.
Fair points. I strongly hope that NFY sticks around. The Ben Show is not bad, but when comparing the two as a block, I'm finding NFY to be much better.