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. AM says

    Don’t cancel the show its awesome and we can’t wait to see what happens in deception season 2 . That’s terrible for the ending today not to tell the audience what’s to expect next!

  2. Marie says

    It is already difficult to find something worthwhile to watch on television. Please keep Deception on for several more seasons.

  3. Casey says

    Please don’t cancel Deception! I look forward to seeing Wes and Laz every Monday night!! The storyline is just as good as Scandal’s; maybe just the wrong network.

  4. john osborne says

    this is good TV
    NBC needs this….your ratings suck….keep one good show going…..soon before it loses momentum !!!!

  5. Anonymous says

    This show was absolutely amazing! The actors were great! Storyline even better! This show was way better than other shows! Kept you on your toes! I really hope the show continues, my Mondays wont be the same.

  6. Angela says

    I love this show!!!! I hope they dont cancel it. As stated earlier it got bettet and better with each show. I made sure to DVR each episode to make sure Id never miss a moment. I will be so upset if it doesnt come back on for another season and the viewers are kept hanging with no resoulrion to everything that went on in the show!!!! Keep Deception on!!!!

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