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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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Michel Marreel March 15, 2014 at 4:40 am

I loved Dracula, best movie on friday nights

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Tamara haidir March 15, 2014 at 12:42 am

I love this show dracula and been wondering where it went. I t seems that when i good show that i love is on the air. It gets pulled and you never know why. I love this show and i loved sean saves the world and that got pulled too. This is very frustrating when two of my favorite shows gets pulled. It makes me not even want to bother to invest in a shows because you will never see it again.

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Donn47 March 14, 2014 at 1:04 am

They wonder why people don’t watch network TV anymore? Maybe because you air a great show and then you cancel it after one season. Sometimes a great show like this takes time to get the word out and get people to start watching. If you did that all the time there would be no Law & Order and all the sucessful spin-offs that came out of that. Being SVU which is still on. There would be no CSI. Beauty and the Beast is not the best show but the CW gave it a second chance and it’s doing well. All shows need a 2nd season unless it’s really, really bad which this show isn’t. I’ve been hooked since the beginning and can’t wait to see what happens next so please don’t pull the plug on what could be your best show in a long time!!!!

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Lizzy March 13, 2014 at 5:14 pm

I’ve watched Dracula after Grimm ever since the first episode and it’s the first anti-hero hero that I’ve ever liked. It’s not like Hannibal or Breaking Bad both of which I hate.

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mel March 13, 2014 at 4:09 pm

For gods sake NBC, try to grow up as a channel. TV is not the only medium I watched the entire show on the internet because there is no NBC in Pakistan. Historically speaking, I have never watched such a fantastically made production after “Knight rider”

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Anonymous March 13, 2014 at 10:20 am

After I study, pass tests, I reward myself watching Dracula. I like Grimm. At first it took me a while to understand it but then I did. It kinda mimicks our society. We are all different by birth, but if we are smart, we can tolerate each other, with our differences and we are stronger together, rather than separate, if we fight for the good. We all have choices. Keep Dracula and Grimm!

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Sarah Waters March 11, 2014 at 1:15 am

I am a huge Dracula fan! Please do not do something stupid like cancel the show.

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Anonymous March 9, 2014 at 7:16 pm

Love Dracula. Please don’t take it off….

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Dawn401 March 9, 2014 at 3:34 am

Love Grim and Drucula PLEASE DON’T cancell either!!!!!

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Chris patterson March 7, 2014 at 8:40 pm

Please bring Dracula back!!! It is the best show NBC has.

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Laila Muse March 7, 2014 at 8:14 pm

ahhh…the only reason I watch tv on Friday night or nbc ever was DRACULA!!! I am buying the season on Amazon…please give us season 2 in some new format of characters..maybe all the same characters in the 20th or 21st century??? re do it kind of like they do the American Horror series,,, same awesome actors…please keep the cast!

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Wanda March 7, 2014 at 6:26 pm

PLEASE BRING BACK DRACULA and please put it on earlier. Its so worth waiting
for it to come on. But, I get up for work at 5 am and would love to watch it earlier.
Yes I too have watched Grimm just waiting for Dracula to come on. So please bring
it back.

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LisaProbst March 7, 2014 at 3:23 pm

They should most definitely renew the show. One of the best new shows I saw last season.

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Don Ryals March 7, 2014 at 12:13 am

I only watch Grimm because I am waiting for Dracula to come on. If they switched the time slots the ratings would reverse. I dont know why the powers that be don’t realize this.
For every person that speaks out expressing their desire for more seasons, there must be countless more dedicated viewers who are simply not the kind of person to speak up.
That is my opinion and I wonder how many others would agree.
Good luck
Don R.

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T March 7, 2014 at 1:14 pm

I enjoy watching Grimm & Dracula. They both make the night worth watching. They both NEED to continue. By killing either of them is like BBC committing suicide by killing Copper. Don’t be stupid like BBC.

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angel March 5, 2014 at 9:32 pm

YES!!!!!!!BRING BACK DRACULA PLEASE!!!!!

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