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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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dido January 6, 2014 at 1:32 pm

I agree with T’s comment !!!
Please don’t cancel this show, I look forward to watching it every Friday…Jonathan is an amazing actor and the show is excellent . PLEASE leave it on !!!!!!!

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Anonymous January 6, 2014 at 12:54 pm

ни в коем случае не отменять сериал “Дракула”!!! Продолжить 2 сезон!!!

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Claire January 6, 2014 at 11:23 am

Cant get enough of dracula! Love it xx

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Ron Ablang January 6, 2014 at 10:11 am

It might be a good show but if the viewers don’t justify the cost of making the episodes (~$2 million each), then maybe it should be cancelled.

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Ana January 6, 2014 at 9:56 am

Keep Dracula!

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Amy January 6, 2014 at 8:31 am

KEEP IT!!!

I like this adaption of Dracula, Jonathan Rhys Meyers is superb as Dracula and brings a sense of sex appeal and sympathy to an otherwise brutal character!

I think the other actors do a great job also; the storyline is just getting juicier in my opinion.

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Wendy January 6, 2014 at 5:17 am

Please don’t cancel, 1 st show on a long time that I actually like and look forward to each week

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Anonymous January 6, 2014 at 1:29 pm

hear hear !

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Heather January 6, 2014 at 3:17 am

I hope they keep Dracula and it is good… I hope they don’t cancelled it.

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T January 6, 2014 at 2:02 am

Keep it. don’t let naysayers tell you to kill good programs while junk like Honey Boo Boo and Kardasians stay on. I like this show, it is different and sometimes improving old programs are good. Networks have a habit of killing great shows because they listen to the critics and not the viewers who want more of it.

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ellen wenzinger January 6, 2014 at 1:08 am

Renew!!! Definitely!!!

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Jason D January 6, 2014 at 1:07 am

Renewed!!! Awesome show!!!! Please don’t cancel it!

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Ronald Melanson January 6, 2014 at 12:48 am

I have see enough of Dracula. Please stop remaking old shows and get some new ideas

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davidh January 6, 2014 at 7:09 am

I agree there is a disease and runs rampant around Hollywood, it’s called remake fever the main symptom is the lack of creativity to come up with new ideas ;) xD

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Beca January 6, 2014 at 12:28 am

I love this show! I got (almost) my entire family hooked. Johnathan makes an amazing Dracula and the technological twist in the storyline is fantastic. Dracula is a good watch and should be continued!

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CEE POWELL January 6, 2014 at 12:27 am

THE HOW I GREAT PLEASE DON’T CANCEL IT.

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Sharon January 5, 2014 at 11:42 pm

I love this show. Please do not cancel this one! !

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