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. Traci says

    I loved the show and want more…..you have to stay with most shows more than 2 episodes to make a choice.

  2. Nette says

    Please do not cancel Deception! Please allow another season for the show to air! I enjoyed the plot! There’s nothing on TV like this show.

  3. jocelyn says

    I LOVED this show. Please make a season two! There are still plenty of people who love this show & who want to know all the answers!!!!

  4. K says

    I loved the show. For once, I looked forward to Monday nights. Please bring the show back. There’s nothing else good on Monday nights.

  5. Bella D'Ayre says

    I ABSOLUTELY LOVE, LOVED and
    is IN LOVE with the show!!!! Absolutely
    bring it back for a second season !

  6. Vicky says

    Please do not cancel the show! I thought everything about the show was great & worth watching! I didn’t want the first season to end! I’d much rather watch this show then 90% of other ones.. it had great actors & good story line, which was completely cut off with the season finale of the first season. There is still so much more to find out & another season would do just that. PLEASE MAKE A SECOND SEASON!!

  7. Emmus says

    Imostly watch sports on TV. This is the one drama where I have watched every episode besides the tv show LOST. Please bring back season 2.

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