A&E has been producing original scripted programs for many years with mixed success. Some have run for years while others have been dropped after one season. How are the current crop of shows doing? Which will be cancelled or renewed? We’ll have to wait and see.
Scripted A&E Network shows listed: Bates Motel, Damien, Longmire, The Returned, and Unforgettable.
Last update: Most recent ratings for Bates Motel added.
There’s lots of data that A&E execs look at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series but ratings are the major ingredient. Here’s an updated listing of all of their recent/current primetime scripted shows.
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A couple of notes about these charts: These figures are updated automatically as new ratings are released (usually a day or so after the broadcasts). The averages are based on the final national numbers (live plus same day viewing). For technical reasons, I have to resort them manually so feel free to let me know if I missed something.
The demo numbers, which are typically most important to the broadcast networks, aren’t quite as vital to cable channels because their audiences are usually much smaller. Demo numbers are typically reported using the 10ths decimal place (2.4, for example). In the averages, I’m using an extra decimal for easier ranking.
What do you think? Are you surprised by any of the ratings? Which shows should be doing better? Which one do you think will be cancelled next?