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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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Vikki March 19, 2013 at 11:52 am

Renew! I LOVED it! Please don’t take it off. Give it a chance!

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Esther March 19, 2013 at 11:49 am

They need to renew it!!! ASAP! I need to watch it! I think alot of people just don’t know about the show… They didn’t market it very good either. But I’m glad my Hulu plus has it available!

Sucks though how the description of the 11th episode says that Vivian’s murderer is finally revealed — such a big lie! I knew when I saw Robert bowers and Joanna speaking in her room after Julian bowers left through the window that it wasn’t over — plus Wyatt kidnapped Mia! Right at her house. Sophia should have never had that “scuffle” with Wyatt at the grocery store.

Will, Joanna, Haverstock need to realize that Gabe is working with Robert Bowers to cover things up! This bothers me that he is betraying them.

The show has really good suspense, mystery, and “deception” of course. It’s a very good show much like Scandal, but I guess since Scandal has more known actors, people would rather watch that. I mean Meagan Good, Wes Brown, Laz Alonso, and Victor Garber. Who wouldn’t want to watch them?!

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QUIANNA March 19, 2013 at 11:47 am

I LOVE THIS SHOW, PLEASE GIVE THIS SHOW A SECOND SEASON, I WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED. AND PLEASE DON’T TAKE TOO LONG TO AIR SEASON 2 THE SUSPENSE IS ALREADY KILLING ME. LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS SHOW. KEEP THE SHOW PLEASE AND THANKS.
QUIANNA

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michelle March 19, 2013 at 11:45 am

RENEW :) It is really Good :) It is refreshing, there are twists that were not expected plus all the loose ends need to be tied up. If they don’t renew let HBO take on the project .

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Jessica March 19, 2013 at 11:45 am

I LOVE this show!!! Please keep it going!!! PLEASE! Thank you!! :)

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QUIANNA March 19, 2013 at 11:42 am

I LOVE THIS SHOW PLEASE KEEP THE SHOW, I WANNA KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT AND PLEASE DON’T TAKE TOO LONG TO AIR SEASON 2 THE SUSPENSE IS ALREADY KILLING ME. PLEASE AND THANKS

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Angelica Thomas March 19, 2013 at 11:38 am

I love deception and it can’t end like that that would be sooooooo stupid

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TP March 19, 2013 at 11:38 am

Please Renew!! HAVE to see what happens with Julian and Joanna once he finds out she’s a cop. HAVE to see what REALLY happened to Roberts first wife. Robert is a BAD man!! HAVE to see what he does when he finds out about Wyatt and what he does to that FBI agent that killed that girl for him. So many unanswered questions!!

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Smac March 19, 2013 at 11:32 am

We need a second season, but to get more viewers NBC is going to have to up their marketing and social media game. Tweets during the show, updates via FB. I love the show!

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Marion March 19, 2013 at 11:31 am

The show got better and better. The cast is great. They hardly wrapped everything up. While it certainly looks like we know who did it, we could be wrong about the why and how. I watch shows online, and I’m not sure they’re really even looking at online viewers.

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ted March 19, 2013 at 11:20 am

great cast and writing…..renew NBC

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Megan March 19, 2013 at 11:17 am

Love it!! RENEW PLEASE!

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diane March 19, 2013 at 11:12 am

As fans we need to be writing NBC to save Deception for a second season…I do blame media critics who were too harsh on this just because it got slow in storytelling…people today want instant success on TV but it takes time for an audience to grow with the show as it develops…

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Kim March 19, 2013 at 11:07 am

Please don’t cancel this series!!! LOVE THIS SHOW!!! It’s twists and turns keep you guessing……just when you think you have it figured out.

I hope NBC reads this and listens to their viewers!! Deception and Scandal are top rated shows!!!

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mary March 19, 2013 at 11:05 am

please continue with another season

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