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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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Yolanda March 23, 2013 at 6:27 am

Deception is a good show. Keep it or allow another network to pick it up.


KAJ545 March 23, 2013 at 2:41 am

This show is great. I don’t know why it’s not getting the views, maybe it hasn’t caught on yet. I didn’t start 24 till season 3 and it’s still one of my favorite shows of all time. Maybe DVR isn’t helping??? I watch most of my shows recorded like many people who have crazy work schedules. Who knows, but this show is really good and it would suck to leave it hanging where it left off.


Darcie March 22, 2013 at 10:38 pm

Please please please keep deception!


Anonymous March 22, 2013 at 10:37 pm

Please keep it!! It’s one of the best shows on tv right now!


Whatever March 22, 2013 at 9:59 pm

Keep show make it a movie to at least get a good finale, if not need another season is needed you need to finish story.


Kori March 22, 2013 at 10:49 pm

good idea.


Cassie March 22, 2013 at 5:28 pm

Please keep Deception, Your line up is mostly of stupid stuff with the exception of Grimm and Law and ORder, This one is good, and for some reason you keep canceling the good shows and keeping the retarded one like parks and rec!!! But of course your probably going to end up canceling this one to!!! no wonder ppl don’t want to watch NBC!!!


prettycitie March 22, 2013 at 4:53 pm

please renew Deception NBC!


Crystal T. Pritchett March 22, 2013 at 4:46 pm

NBC should hold on to Deception for another season. It is the best show next to SVU and Chicago Fire which keeps me watching NBC during Monday and Wednesday primetime. Deception has been a great show with a great story-line.


JAY March 22, 2013 at 4:07 pm



RANDI MCQUIRE March 22, 2013 at 1:10 pm

YOU’VE GOT TO BE KIDDING…TIIC would be INSANE to cancel this show!


Dawn March 22, 2013 at 11:30 am

Totally deserves a second season! Love this show!


Rene March 22, 2013 at 11:24 am

Keep Deception, this is a great show and for some of us that do not stay up late we catch it on HULU+ the next morning. It is well worth keeping.


Hermiz March 22, 2013 at 11:07 am

I like the show please bring it back for season 2. I like All the actors in the show. I thought they where perfect.!!!!! Bring it back


DeAnna March 22, 2013 at 10:21 am

Love the show. Please don’t cancel!


john March 22, 2013 at 9:28 am

Deception kicks ass keep it


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