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Deception: To Be Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

Deception on NBC cancelled or renewed?With Revolution taking a break, NBC decided to try a new Monday night drama, Deception. Has it been a ratings success for the network or will it end up being cancelled like so many of their other Monday night dramas?

On Deception, a wealthy party girl has been mysteriously murdered. Her childhood friend, now a San Francisco narcotics detective, is convinced by her former partner to go undercover into the wealthy world she thought she’d left behind. The cast includes Laz Alonso, Meagan Good, Victor Garber, Katherine LaNasa, Tate Donovan, Wes Brown, and Ella Rae Peck.

The series debuted in January to a 2.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 5.66 million total viewers. Those were hardly impressive numbers and were less than half of what Revolution’s premiere drew a few months earlier. Year-to-year however, it was a big improvement over the ratings NBC was getting for Rock Center with Brian Williams.

In week two, Deception’s ratings dropped more than 20% to a 1.6 demo rating and 4.14 million. That was not positive — and the ratings kept falling. As we now near the end of Deception’s 11 episode run, the ratings seem to have stabilized at a 1.1 demo rating with about 3.3 million viewers.

Those numbers are terrible and certainly there’s no ratings justification for NBC to renew Deception for a second season. They cancelled shows like Chase and The Playboy Club and they had better numbers than Deception.

On the positive side, at least NBC aired all of the episodes. Unfortunately, viewers are unlikely to ever get their storyline questions answered.

But, what do you think? Should NBC stick with Deception and give it another shot next year or should they cancel it instead? Why do you think it didn’t catch on with a bigger audience?


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Jenn April 4, 2015 at 1:44 pm

I hope they continue the tv series. I would be disappointed if they ended deception. I absolutely loved the entire first season!! I want to see what happens next.


David March 21, 2015 at 8:37 am

Tired of starting new series only to have them dumped never knowing the true ending. At least put it up on the web or something on so viewers could finish watching it!


Kay malay February 19, 2015 at 2:13 am

Bring it back!! The show is great! I want to watch more episodes but of course nbc controls the decision. Smh. They don’t care if I want to watch more seasons. You know you could have made space in the schedule! And another good show axed, thanks nbc!!!


charolette January 28, 2015 at 1:17 am

Has potential. Bring back.


Patricia January 22, 2015 at 2:09 pm

Please bring back don’t leave us on the exciting cliff hanger


andre king January 14, 2015 at 4:02 pm

pleaseeeeeeeeeeeee bring back this show!!!


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