We are about a month into the fall show’s seasons and networks have already brought out the axe to some shows, while looking at other shows that might be getting the same fate. It’s around the one month mark that networks start deciding if they want to cut shows and some networks have already done that.
Here’s a look at what shows have been cancelled and which ones might be cancelled soon:
The first show that was cancelled by any network is owned by this station. Lucky 7 didn’t even make it to the 3rd episode before getting the axe. The show grabbed a decent 4.43 million viewers in the first week, but the large drop to episode 2 sealed its fate.
The next show that ABC is likely to cancel probably before 2014 is Betrayal. The show is trying to ride on the coat tails of the other two one-word shows Revenge and Scandal, but fell flat. The show was able to get 5.16 million viewers the first week, but dropped to 3.9 million the 2nd episode. The ratings have been bad for the show, that it’s unlikely it will last much longer. They are going to need some significant to save it.
They did find success in a few of their new shows. Agents of SHIELD will most likely be the biggest new show of the year averaging 9.55 million viewers a week; The Goldbergs is nostalgic show that is getting great reviews; Super Fun Night has done well the first two weeks, but perhaps the biggest surprise is Back in the Game that hasn’t been getting great reviews, but has a solid 6 million viewers each week.
For the full listing, you can go here: http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2013/10/08/abc-trophy-wife-is-likely-to-be-canceled/206684/
This network has also brought out it’s axe, cancelling We Are Men. Bad reviews really killed this show despite getting a good number of viewers.
A surprise show that’s on the bubble is Hostages. While the premise is certainly something that hasn’t been seen before, it seems to be lacking that something special. It was able to get around 5 million viewers a week but it might not be enough to keep it on the air.
This network found success in the half-hour comedies. The other three new comedies that have are doing well, with The Crazy Ones leading the charge. The show is floating around the double digits for viewers a week, which should lead to a 2nd season pick up. Another hit is The Millers. The show kind of has that Everybody Loves Raymond feel and is good for all ages. The 3rd comedy, Mom, is currently on the bubble, but if it doesn’t reach the standard the other comedies have, it might get the axe.
For the full list, you can go here: http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2013/10/08/cbs-we-are-men-is-certain-to-be-canceled/206688/
This network is not doing so well with the ratings. While, they haven’t cancelled any shows yet, there are a few that are likely to get the axe.
The first one that will probably be going is Dads. It hasn’t got the fan base that was expected and it is likely to be the first one gone. Brooklyn Nine-Nine might be out right behind it. It’s kind of hard to do a comedy show about serious stuff like murder and while this show does try its best, some of the jokes are too much and it turns off viewers.
They did find success in Sleepy Hollow. Riding on the success of ABC’s Once Upon A Time, this show is FOX’s attempt to get those fans who are into story books coming to life. FOX is confident in this show that it already renewed it for 2nd season.
The network should improve some in January when The Following, one of the best new shows of last season, returns.
For the full list, you can go here: http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2013/10/08/fox-brooklyn-9-9-is-likely-to-be-canceled/206696/
This network had a lot to rebuild on from last year, losing a lot of its staple shows. They were hoping on the success of the shows that stayed to help with the new shows.
The Blacklist is probably the networks best new show hitting double digits in viewers each week. Ratings have been great for this show and it’s being talked about as one of the best new shows so far.
The Michael J. Fox show has gotten some success with the viewers, but it’s going to take a full season to know if it will get the 2nd season. It’s a test to see if the fans are because of the show or because they wanted to see Michael J. Fox return to the small screen.
NBC struggled with their other new shows. Welcome to the Family and Ironside are likely to get the axe soon, not getting the ratings or viewers that they need. Sean Saves the World might make it to 2014, but I wouldn’t expect a 2nd season pick up. Revolution, what was thought of as the best new show last year, lost a lot of viewers this year and is going to struggle to get them back.
While it is only about a month into the new season, the networks don’t want to waste money or time on shows that don’t have the power to grab the fan base. According to Nielson report, CBS has the highest total viewers, followed behind NBC, ABC, and FOX. CBS seems to be dominating the number of viewers but that can all change in the blink of an eye (or the start of a new show).
For the full list, you can go here: http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2013/10/08/nbc-welcome-to-the-family-is-certain-to-be-canceled/206699/
Is your favorite new show safe from being cancelled?
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