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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  1. Jennifer says

    It’s plot and character development is intelligent. The sets and cinematography are beautifully done. There needs to be more fantasy genre tv for those of us not interested in watching reality tv characters behaving badly.

    Bring on Season 2 please! I’ll be watching!

  2. E Espinal says

    Keep it, take out the Grimm is so Boring, but Dracula is different keep you interesting, and anxious for more. NBC should continue to produce more episodes.

  3. R Spatafora says

    Please renew. There has not be anything new like this for a while on NBC. Grimm has become old. Otherwise, I have no reason to watch this channel again.

  4. The White Rabbit says

    Cancel it. Both convoluted and overly simplistic, NBC’s Dracula may have beautiful production values, but this blood sucker is terminally silly and deathly dull. I feel like I’m watching a slow moving version of “Mr. Selfridge” with an overbite. Totally bloodless.

  5. Angel Como says

    It really needs to be renewed for three good reasons. One, we finally we have an actor the likes of Jonathan Rhys Myers who could easily stand up to the talents of someone like Johnny Depp. Jonathan is an incredible actor.
    Two, it is nice to finally not have Dracula portrayed as a villian but instead a victim of circumstances.
    Third, I just can’t get enough of Jonathan and his acting.

  6. says

    The best thing nbc could do is to switch the show times for Grimm and Dracula
    The numbers for Dracula will skyrocket and they will keep the already established base for Grimm. Isn’t anyone thinking strategy or are they just completely out of touch ??

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