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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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Kayla September 14, 2013 at 6:42 pm

I love Deception, please bring it back for season 2


kathleen September 9, 2013 at 9:36 pm

It was a great show please give us another season . I need to know if they will stay together. I love Deception


Msjones September 7, 2013 at 4:44 pm

Love the show pretty pretty please renew the show


Julie September 5, 2013 at 5:41 pm

love this show you just can’t wait till the next week it gets you hooked,,love the cast,,and the story


patsy August 31, 2013 at 12:35 pm

I love this series Season 2 A MUST!!!!!


Roxie August 17, 2013 at 1:41 am

I really liked Deception, give it another shot.
There are so few good programs that last. Sometimes it is more than just the numbers.


Lori Bolton August 11, 2013 at 1:12 am

Deception was a great show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was my favorite show this past season!


Desiree August 10, 2013 at 5:58 pm

Please bring Deception back!! It was an amazin show i’ve never missed an episode.


Cari Hulsey August 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

Please bring it back!!! I looked forward to each new episode. I even got several of my friends hooked on the show :)


Yanique August 9, 2013 at 2:47 pm

Please bring deception back! It was an awesome show!


Lil August 7, 2013 at 10:02 pm

I would really like to see how this story ends


Elena August 2, 2013 at 10:56 am

Bring deception back


Brittany July 17, 2013 at 4:47 am

Please bring this show back, it is an amazing show, I think more press for the show
Will bring more viewers. I watch it in Hulu but will watch the live show
If renewed. People just didn’t know about it I think it is well written and The cast is amazing


Shirley July 14, 2013 at 12:02 am

Please bring Deception back. I was shocked when they cancelled this show. If I missed it, I made sure that I recorded it. Please, please bring it back.


Edwina July 13, 2013 at 12:46 am

I love Deception, please bring it back I’m looking forward to watching it again.
I couldn’t wait to get home to watch the show that I’ve recorded. I couldn’t wait to see what they will leave me hanging with that day, Loving and hating it all at the same time. The anticipation is great.


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