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Dracula: Cancel or Keep the NBC TV Series?

Dracula TV show: cancel or keep?Grimm has done very well for NBC on Friday nights and is one of their highest-rated dramas. How has Dracula been performing? Is it safe or likely to be cancelled?

Based on the classic Bram Stoker story, Dracula takes place in London. The title character (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) poses as an American entrepreneur while he seeks revenge on those who cursed him. He doesn’t count on falling in love with a woman (Jessica De Gouw) who looks like his deceased wife. Others in the cast include Thomas Kretschmann, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Victoria Smurfit, Katie McGrath, and Nonso Anozie.

The series debuted on October 25th to a 1.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 5.26 million viewers. This was a very respectable performance for a Friday airing.

Unfortunately, the ratings took a big dive in week two and then again in week three, falling to a 0.9 rating with 2.96 million.

Should Dracula be cancelled?

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After seven episodes, Dracula is now averaging a 1.1 in the demo and 3.46 million viewers. Unless the next few episodes see a good-size gain, the averages will keep dropping.

With ratings like these, it would seem unlikely that NBC would want to order a second season. However, the network has partnered with Sky Living on the series, decreasing their costs. Dracula started airing in the UK on Sky Living last Halloween.

It’s also worth noting that NBC renewed Hannibal last spring and that show drew even worse numbers on Thursdays.

So, essentially, Dracula’s fate could go either way. We’ll have to wait and see whether it will be cancelled or renewed for a second season.

But, what do you think? Do you like Dracula? Do you think it should be renewed or cancelled?


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Tracy Marable April 18, 2014 at 10:37 pm

Plz don’t cancel Dracula. One of my favorites


Kayla April 16, 2014 at 11:20 pm

Keep the show its honestly one of the best I’ve seen in a very long time I never lost interest at all! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!


SGR April 16, 2014 at 12:04 am

I think it is a totally cool and different series. It should continue another season!! Great show!!


Jessica April 15, 2014 at 12:05 pm

I just read a few comments that Dracula is a big hit in other countries & I’m wondering where I can see it if it does get renewed – will it still be on NBC?


Bridget April 15, 2014 at 10:50 am

Of course it should have another Season. Season 2 would be even better. Season 1 laid the ground work for the next. BRING IT BACK


milagros santiago April 14, 2014 at 1:06 am

Like so many other viewers I want to see the return of Dracula for a second season and beyond!


Cris (Brazil - Rio de Janeiro) April 11, 2014 at 7:24 pm

I love Jonathan Rhys Meyers !! I Love DRACULA !!!!!! I hope a season 2 it’s coming up!!!! Please renew it !!!


Natasha April 9, 2014 at 10:07 am

Please do not cancel this show, I LOVE IT!!!


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