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. KJC says

    I really enjoyed this show. It was just getting into a good rhythm when the finale aired. I hope they bring it back. Give time, I think the ratings would continue to grow.

  2. cathy says

    We NEED more Deception..keeps me on edge and waiting for next wk before the one I’m watching is over..another season plz, will be big hit..don’t cancel a FINALLY decent show!! Gave up on TV everything was so bad, and anything decent gets cancelled..but this is good show!!!

  3. cathy says

    PLEASE don’t cancel this show!! I don’t watch a lot of TV, and took a chance with this show only to become dissapointed and heartbroken?? Plz don’t cancel, look forward to Deception every wk! Don’t take the good show away. Give it a chance!!!

  4. Lawanda says

    I was just LOVING the show. What happen to it , boy i tell you just when it was getting good you take it…

  5. Pat says

    I just discovered Deception this weekend and watched all of Season 1 in 2 days. This show,is fantastic. Don’t cancel this!

  6. Mrs. Houston says

    I meant to say…its as if no one wants to give the show a chance.( My phone was giving me a hard time. ) But we need a season two to know what happens next!

  7. Mrs. Houston says

    Please bring Deception back!!!!!! That is one of my favorite shows and I watched it faithfully with other friends! Every time there is a new show as if the no one wants to give it a chance .

  8. Deshona says

    I am CRAZY about DECEPTION. I’m in college and I sometimes don’t have the time to catch the show when I am dealing with hw. However I do have time to catch it when it’s uploaded online. I watch all of my shows online. Its so much better that way if you miss an episode.

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