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Dogs in the City: To Be Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

Dogs in the City on CBS canceled renewedSome say that network television has gone to the dogs. CBS was hoping that canines would bring them some big ratings with Dogs in the City. Were they right? Will the show be cancelled or renewed for a second season?

Dogs in the City follows Manhattan’s Justin Silver, the “go-to guy” for all things dog-related. In each installment, he meets with clients who have problems with their canines. Justin gets as imaginative as necessary to reach a satisfying resolution, often finding that the owners have as much to learn as their pups.

The TV series debuted on May 30th to a disappointing 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.72 million total viewers. The premiere drew less than half of what FOX attracted in the demo with So You Think You Can Dance and only narrowly beat some sitcom repeats on ABC.

Should Dogs in the City be renewed?

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In week two, Dogs in the City fell 31% in the demo, to a 0.9 rating with 5.15 million. The next few weeks’ ratings rose a bit but the numbers still weren’t very positive. The six episodes of the season averaged just a 1.0 demo rating with 5.29 million viewers.

Compared to CBS’ other summer original programs, Dogs in the City was the lowest-rated show for weeks — until their (already cancelled) 3 series came along. That’s a pretty poor distinction.

While Dogs seems to have attracted a small but loyal audience, there sadly doesn’t seem like much reason for CBS to renew it for a second season.

But, what do you think? Do you like the TV series? Do you think that Dogs in the City should be cancelled or renewed?


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jim April 19, 2013 at 10:52 am

Yes I really Loved the show last season and there is no reason at all why they should cancel the show. Last summer was the frist season for it mybe that a secound season will bring more rateing than that of the last. so i hope you all will decied to renew it for another season and more after that.


Louise Volpe April 15, 2013 at 10:46 am

I think that Dogs In The City was a great show and should be renewed for a new season!


diana April 8, 2013 at 1:28 pm

yeaaaa!!!! I say this show should come back on! I loved it….. So please please please i do beg for it to come back on…… it is better then dancing with the stars, i hate it, same with the so u think u can dance those type of shows suck to me, so pleaseeeeee bring it back!


Brenda April 7, 2013 at 5:01 pm

YES, YES, YES! Dogs in the city SHOULD be renewed. Give it a second chance and do some promoting of it. I found it very helpful with my dogs and funny.


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Susie Rubio March 7, 2013 at 10:23 pm

This was a great show; Justin was right on with all the information he was giving to the pet owners and helped those of us that had similar issues as well. We no longer have a “dog training” show on that helps those of us that can use a little assistance. If CBS did not have the ratings for the program it’s because they did NOT do enough advertising to promote the show. It takes a little while sometimes to get a following and there was not enough time for people to start watching and see what a great program it is. I sure would hate to see it cancelled; CBS is cancelling way too many programs and not giving us enough time to become loyal watchers!!!!


Deborah Helfer February 21, 2013 at 5:13 pm

Alot of people are not aware this program is on; better advertising is needed. This is one of the few ‘reality’ shows that should be on and is worth viewing. Justin is remarkable with dogs and their owners. Everyone with pets would benefit watching this program. It would be a shame if it were cancelled.


Charlie February 18, 2013 at 5:49 pm

really liked the show – learned a lot about dogs – it is better than some of the garbage networks are putting out these days & think the network did not properly promote the show – bring back dogs in the city


Melissa February 14, 2013 at 1:37 am

I still have Dogs in the City listed in my TIVO. Please bring it back. Cesar isn’t making any more Dog Whisperers so we need Justin Silver to fill that void. I love Justin’s personality, and it is obvious how much he loves dogs.


Sara February 4, 2013 at 4:22 pm

Totally on with Dogs in the City! It is, as Shauna said, refreshing to see Justin with these animals. Love it!


Janice Smith December 13, 2012 at 10:09 pm

I am still hoping you will bring back Dogs In the City. I’m not usually a fan of the reality shows, but I liked this one from the beginning. Justin is very effective, not only with the dogs, but with their owners. I really miss the show. Please bring it back.


Shauna November 18, 2012 at 9:40 am

I have always absolutely loved animals and it is so refreshing for once to see a show that has a guy like Justin that genuinely loves these dogs and wants to help them. Come on if Dog Whisperer can be renewed over and over then so can Dogs in the City. Justin is so amazing with these dogs. Please don’t take that away from us. Please bring back Dogs in the City.


Shauna November 18, 2012 at 9:26 am

I absolutely love Dogs in the City. I have tried to watch other shows about dogs and I just could never get into them because I have always felt that the other shows are fake and that the other guy was just in it for the money. Justin was different he actually loves these dogs and wants to help these animals. He is very genuine and sincere and that is extremely important to me. I have always been a huge animal lover and so is my daughter. I feel that if the Dog Whisperer could go on for many seasons then Justins show Dogs in the City should definitely be renewed for another season. It should not be taken away from those of us that love these animals and love learning from Justin. Its very refreshing to finally see a tv show where these animals are truly being taught with love. Please bring back Justin.


David November 17, 2012 at 8:24 pm

I love the show & think Justin has an amazing gift with helping dogs & their owners overcome pet/owner issues. I’d hate to see it cancelled.


Bb November 4, 2012 at 10:28 am

This was a terrible show


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