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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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Anonymous March 31, 2013 at 4:00 pm

I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS SHOW!! I look forward to watching every week on demand. I really hope they don’t cancel it. There are so many shows on that are so stupid. This is refreshing. It is exciting and suspenseful. Hope they keep it!!!


mary March 31, 2013 at 3:37 pm

Good show don’t cancel


Ruth March 31, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Please brung it back…….love it so much…highlight of my week


Jeanette March 31, 2013 at 10:47 am

Love deception. It is as addictive as revenge. People just need to find out about it.


jc March 30, 2013 at 9:55 pm

just watch this series this week on the net…LIKED IT. BRING IT BACK !!!


Karen March 30, 2013 at 9:34 pm

This is as good as revenge is. Its as addictive as revenge is! And i need more episodes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Kim March 30, 2013 at 5:54 pm

Deception is a great drama. Bring it back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Kelly March 30, 2013 at 5:34 pm

Love this show so much!!! Miss it already can’t wait for season 2!!


Madalena Corsi March 30, 2013 at 5:33 pm

Please don’t cancel


NIkko March 30, 2013 at 3:11 pm

keep the show ratings are not always what they seem
do the shows taking into consideration of people overseas and those
who have a Apple TV box.


jasmine March 30, 2013 at 2:42 am

Deception fans please take a moment to sign a petition and/or write to NBC contact page to help support and make season 2 happen! this show deserves a second season due to the great cast and great writing!


Anonymous March 30, 2013 at 1:39 am

Don’t cancel, this show is fantastic! And I need to know who killed Vivian, and what happens to Mia.


Anonymous March 30, 2013 at 1:36 am

Don’t cancel!!! It’s such a great show, my mother and I bond over Deception!! Always watching it together and wondering who killed Vivian. Please, please don’t!!! It’s an amazing production, just because it doesn’t have as much ratings as the other show doesn’t mean it’s bad!! DONT CANCEL DECEPTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Jackie March 30, 2013 at 12:35 am

Please don’t cancel, Deception, I have watched this drama since the beginning. My family, my cousins and I can’t wait every week till Monday comes to watch each and every episode. We have been on pins and needles to find out who killed, Vivian. The suspend has kept us glued to the tv, since in our opinion; the actors are super in their roles And in my opinion NBC will be doing a disserve to the viewing audience that enjoy and the show. Besides, there’s nothing on ty at time can compete will it!!! So,
please DON”T CANCEL THE SHOW!!!!!!


Stephanie Coker March 29, 2013 at 9:34 pm

Please do not cancel this show.


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