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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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smith March 19, 2013 at 1:07 pm

I am hooked on deception. Good story line keeps u guessing. Hope they bring it back!!!!!!


richard March 19, 2013 at 1:06 pm

Great show. Agree with other comments completely, time should be 9PM AND WE NEED ANSWERS. PLS RENEW SECOND SEASON.
Thank you.


Linda March 19, 2013 at 12:56 pm

Please don’t keep us hanging. We need a second season.


Carly March 19, 2013 at 12:55 pm

Keep it on!!!! Loveit!!!!!


Karen M. March 19, 2013 at 12:52 pm

Please don’t cancel! It is my new favorite show. Great actors and great story!


Tasha March 19, 2013 at 12:49 pm

Deception is a must renew , I don’t know y any network would stop a show that has so many unanswer question.. NBC is know for cancelling show that’s y they rates r not good.. They cancel so many good show I stop watching NBC but decpetion has brought me back to NBC….Hope that they don’t disappoint me again….


Anonymous March 19, 2013 at 12:47 pm

Please renew! It is a great show with very good acting! Don’t leave us hanging, NBC!


richard March 19, 2013 at 12:41 pm

Great show and needs a second season. The ending demands a second season, still alot of questions as to who did what, what does Wyatt do with their daughter? Pls, don’t leave us hagging likes a bunch of suckers. RENEW FOR ANOTHER SEASON SOON.


Anonymous March 19, 2013 at 12:36 pm

I think the ratings were low because they never allow a show to take off, so people just stop watching anything new on NBC. I think it is a good show and deserves a second season.


Sara Harris March 19, 2013 at 12:18 pm

Please RENEW for at least a second Season . It’s like reading a good book and right before you find out the ending someone says , “hey here’s a different Book start reading this “. If you put a series on TV leave it or don’t put it on at all .


Vanessa March 19, 2013 at 12:14 pm

I was hooked by the pilot. The first couple episodes were slow starting but overall I really liked it. If they were to sire a second season I would definitely watch it.


kaloha March 19, 2013 at 12:13 pm

I think i’ll just quit watching NBC, everytime I get into a series they cancel it. Done! Changing the channel completely.


Mark March 19, 2013 at 12:02 pm

Should be renewed. Besides the tonight show it’s the only thing I watch on NBC


Karen March 19, 2013 at 12:02 pm

I hope it gets renewed!!!!!


Rebecca March 19, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Please renew Deception for another season!! With such an appealing, multi-cultural cast it deserves a second season and storyline resolution. Please, NBC, give this show the chance it deserves and do some serious marketing; the following it does have is loyal and can be increased.


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