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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  1. Teresa Torres. says

    Please bring back Deception for another season. Great story line and great actors. We need to know who killed Vivian and why.

  2. Sue says

    Season 2 is a must, questions need to be answered especially one – WHO DID KILL VIVIAN???? I for one don’t believe that it was Audrey.

  3. says

    Please Bring Back Deception for another season — Its a great show!! Give it a chance — I love the twists and turns… keeps everything exciting — I always look forward to the next show and how they keep me guessing — Please Bring it Back!

  4. says

    I hope NBC gives Deception another chance for a second season. I am hooked on this show as well and I am very curious if it is coming back and how it will all play out. The rival network may think they have a keeper with Revenge but it doesn’t hold my attention.

  5. Rita says

    I so like this show. It really keeps your attention. Story line keeps getting better. I really hope they don’t cancel this one.

  6. says

    need bring deception back I’m not with this rating crap the show is good in I’m pretty sure other feel the same why air something and when we viewer get into watching the show you all want’s to canceled the show to solve that don’t put nothing on the air that would matter if the rating go up or down just cancel.

  7. Ebony says

    I also just watched the whole season on demand and it was great I will b very upset if u guys cancel it. Plz bring it bac with the same cast no changes. I need to know who killed her because now I am very curious

  8. T. Ziyad says

    I absolutely loooove this show. Please bring it back for another season. I also agree that just because “Playboy Club” had higher ratings doesn’t make it a better show. “Deception” is fresh, cutting edge and set in present day. That, in my opinion makes it more relatable.

  9. says

    I hope it gets picked up for another season. It’s been a long time since I been hooked on a show and this one definitely made the cut for me. So please don’t cancel.

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