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666 Park Avenue: New ABC Series; Cancel or Keep It?

666 park avenue cancel or keep?ABC gave 666 Park Avenue a lot of promotion leading into the fall season. Has it paid off? Is the new show a ratings success or is it in danger of being cancelled instead?

If you haven’t seen it, 666 Park Avenue follows a Midwest couple who’ve moved to New York City and end up managing The Drake, a prestigious residential hotel. They feel like they’re living their dream lives — until they realize that every dream comes with a price. The TV series features the talents of Terry O’Quinn, Vanessa Williams, Dave Annable, Rachael Taylor, Robert Buckley, Mercedes Masöhn, Helena Mattsson, Samantha Logan, and Erik Palladino.

The show debuted on September 30th, in ABC’s troubled Sundays at 10pm timeslot (see: Pan Am, GCB). The premiere’s ratings weren’t very impressive, attracting a mediocre 2.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.9 million total viewers. That was 30% lower than what Pan Am had registered last fall — and we all know what happened to that show.

Should 666 Park Avenue be cancelled?

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Unfortunately, Park Avenue’s numbers have gotten even worse since the debut. The coveted demographic dropped to a 1.7 rating in week two (down 19%) and a 1.5 rating in week three (down another 12%). The ratings perked up a bit in weeks four (a 1.7 rating) and five (a 1.6 rating) but are still terrible.

A couple weeks ago, ABC ordered two more scripts for Park Avenue, likely to give the network execs some extra time to continue watching the ratings and then determine the show’s fate. If they were hoping for growth, they were disappointed.

ABC initially ordered 13 episodes of Park Avenue. They could put some more into production but that seems unlikely given the ratings. We’re heading into the holiday season so the show will probably be pre-empted and that will likely hurt the numbers even more.

666 Park Avenue TV show supportFor whatever reason, this one just hasn’t resonated with a large audience. At this point, unless the ratings start getting better, it looks like 666 Park Avenue is doomed to be cancelled.

But, what do you think? Do you like the TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for another season? Could anything be done to attract more viewers or is it already too late?

 

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Penny November 25, 2012 at 10:16 pm

Love the show ..dont cancel please

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Anonymous November 25, 2012 at 9:53 pm

Show stunk. Noone wants to see the devil

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Eileen November 25, 2012 at 9:44 pm

This is one of my favorite show! There has only been what? Nine episodes, not enough time to see if the show is a success or not. Plus its in a bad time slot. Its a great show, up in ratings week before thanksgiving. Please give this show a chance. I really cant take another good show getting canceled and replaced with crap reality t.v.

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Anonymous November 25, 2012 at 9:42 pm

This is one of my favorite show! There has only been what? Nine episodes, not enough time to see if the show is a success or not. Plus its in a bad time slot. Its a great show, up in ratings week before thanksgiving. Please give this show a chance. I really cant take another good show getting canceled and replaced with crap reality t.v.

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Anonymous November 25, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Love this show, please don’t cancel.

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Shannon Morrison November 25, 2012 at 4:08 pm

This is a great show! It has a following but unfortunately it is in the same time slot as ‘The Walking Dead’ on AMC. I am positive that is why the ratings arent good. Any show in that time slot would be hard pressed to do well against ‘The Walking Dead’. I hope another network picks this up because the story line is amazing and its not the usual Law, Reality, Doctor shows we normally see. Who can we contact about keeping the show?

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Leo November 25, 2012 at 6:41 am

This is a great show. My wife and I look forward to watching it every week. We are hooked on it . Please do not cancel it. Get rid of some of the other garbage that is on.

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Jaimee November 24, 2012 at 7:53 pm

I love this show to and I really look forward to watching it on Sundays me and my mom. It has been a on going show that I will miss please don’t cancel it has potential.

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Emily Thorne November 24, 2012 at 6:26 pm

Please don’t cancel! I love this show – give it a chance!

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Sharon November 19, 2012 at 11:18 pm

I look forward to watching 666, the one show I enjoyed this year. Not sure why they want to cancel. Everyone I work with watch this.

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Miamin November 19, 2012 at 8:43 pm

Such a good show. I can´t believe it´s canceled. What a mistake!!!!!!!!!!! I live in Germany and if 666 Park Avenue would be on air in Germany everbody would watch it!!!

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Deborah Tisch November 19, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Love this show…please don’t cancel!!! Leaves me on the edge of my seat every week!!!

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Donna November 16, 2012 at 2:02 pm

I was totally taken with this show …at first.It got kinda stupid when the obituary writer made up the story about the scared faced guy and now he’s in every episode and she is gone.Go figure.It seems as though the writer is now just grasping at straws with the storyline.I think a lot of people are offended by the title(666 devil) and the fact that it airs on Sunday(church day).

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Michele November 15, 2012 at 12:19 pm

I love this show!!

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Sidrah November 15, 2012 at 1:47 am

I love this show!!! Please don’t cancel I really want to see it unfold!!!

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