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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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crogers June 17, 2013 at 1:34 am

Please bring it back………I love revenge and deception is just as good….I have been waiting and looking for it too come back. It ‘s got my attention. The story line is great…..leaves you wanting more. Please bring it back.

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Shannon June 14, 2013 at 10:42 pm

Bring back Deception!!!!!!!! It’s a good show

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nadia June 14, 2013 at 7:06 pm

Bring it back another season!

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Letoria bell June 13, 2013 at 11:26 pm

Bring it back for another season!!!!!

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jg June 12, 2013 at 8:35 pm

This show was slow building but really think its worth a second season!!
It started to get really good half way thru season 1, and I loved that I dvr’d them and could watch them back to back! PLEASE bring back Deception!!!!
**Needs better advertising! My friends had never even heard of it!!!

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trish June 8, 2013 at 9:39 pm

Bring it back good evening show it seems like every time people start getting into a show it gets cancelled

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Nora June 7, 2013 at 12:12 am

give it a chance. The story line is excellent, actors good and learning to interact with each other. I don’t know why you put it on Monday nights, some ads about it, so more promotion, would be good. It’s a good quality show

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Yvonne June 6, 2013 at 7:59 pm

Please bring back Deception. I need to know what happened.

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SMALL TOWN June 5, 2013 at 2:43 pm

I LOVED THIS SHOW
PLEASE BRING IT BACK
I DON’T KNOW HOW YOU GET YOUR RATINGS BUT I DIDNT GET TO RATE ANYTHING
I WATCHED THIS SHOW AND I DIDN’T WATCH ANY OF THOSE OTHER ONE

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Calexander June 3, 2013 at 7:27 pm

BRING IT BACK!!!!! I loved this show

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Frannie June 2, 2013 at 9:22 pm

Finish the storyline please,

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Ann May 29, 2013 at 10:48 am

Bring it back. Move it to a better time slot. It was a good show. Besides, people want to know who the murder is.

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tracy May 28, 2013 at 9:26 am

please bring it back, i love this show. it is addictive after you watch one or two episodes

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Laurie Scales May 27, 2013 at 1:10 pm

Love the show! I think you should definitely bring it back. I don’t have much time for TV so I watch Hulu and just found the show this weekend and couldn’t stop watching!

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antdrew May 25, 2013 at 9:26 pm

Bring it back!

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