Some of our favorite shows are in danger of getting cancelled at the end of this season!
Here is the list and reasons why !
NBC’s heartwarming family dramedy has managed to fly under the ratings radar, somehow surviving for four seasons on a meager audience; just 4.8 million viewers tuned in for last month’s season finale. But given the Peacock Network’s current ratings woes, an audience of close to 5 million actually qualifies as a hit, and “Parenthood’s” critical kudos and loyal following help bolster its case for renewal.
This juicy country-music soap debuted big last fall, with 9 million viewers tuning in to see Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere trade hateful glances. But viewers have cooled since, with the total audience dipping below 6 million for its last new installment. Still, critics love it, the original music has earned fans via iTunes, and Britton and Panettiere both snagged Golden Globe nods, which can’t hurt.
The Following” (Fox)
Kevin Bacon brings big-screen star power to this grim, gory tale of a former FBI agent tracking down a Poe-loving serial killer and his cult of loyal disciples. And so far, the ratings are to die for: The Fox drama debuted to more than 10 million viewers and nearly doubled that number via DVR viewing and online streaming. And ratings for last week’s installment actually ticked up from the previous week -- a very good sign ...
CBS rolled the dice last fall on a pair of big names (Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis) to headline this period drama about a lawman and a mobster battling for control of Sin City. But so far, the gamble hasn’t paid off. Sure, 9 million viewers would look great on any other network, but that's a steep drop from its “NCIS”/"NCIS: Los Angeles" lead-in, and CBS can’t afford to squander that golden goose for much longer. Plus, ...
The Carrie Diaries” (The CW)
Flashing back to a totally ‘80s Carrie Bradshaw seemed like a slam-dunk for The CW, but this new teen drama hasn’t attracted a “Sex and the City”-caliber audience. (Last week’s episode barely topped 1 million viewers.) Luckily, the ratings bar is very low for The CW (like, limbo low), and other offerings on the network (“Cult,” “90210”) are doing even worse
Last winter, NBC’s inside-Broadway drama debuted to ovation-worthy ratings (along with decidedly mixed reviews). But in Season 2, “Smash” has lost its cushy lead-in from “The Voice”… and two-thirds of its audience. Now it’s limping along with less than 4 million viewers a week; even a top-to-bottom retooling and big-name guest stars like Jennifer Hudson haven’t moved the needle
The Good Wife” (CBS)
This Julianne Margulies-led legal drama attracts plenty of big-name guest stars and awards-show attention. But compared to CBS’s other shows, it’s a relatively low performer, with a weekly audience hovering around 9 million. To be fair, it faces stiff competition on Sunday nights (including “The Walking Dead,” “Downton Abbey,” and “Revenge”), and remains network TV’s best shot at an Emmy on the drama side.
Raising Hope” (Fox)
This blue-collar family comedy has always been the little engine that could, never getting the hype that “New Girl” or “Glee” enjoy, but still hanging on for a surprising three seasons now. Airing opposite ratings powerhouse “NCIS,” “Hope” doesn’t even sniff 4 million viewers a week. But just like “Hawaii Five-0,” it’s coming up on its fourth season, which would qualify it for a lucrative syndication run for Fox. (And Hollywood studios never turn down free money.)