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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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Em January 12, 2014 at 4:18 pm

Love this show!! Please don’t cancel!

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Anonymous January 12, 2014 at 2:41 pm

I just caught up on all the episodes..Love the show!

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nicole420 January 12, 2014 at 2:12 pm

a lot of people have a life, which we have to record and watch later with the holidays it just got worse, sometimes it takes two to three days before I watch it.

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Trapper January 12, 2014 at 4:12 am

I love it. The fact that they’ve taken a turn and reinvented Dracula is one of the things that makes it appealing. The various intersecting storylines are intriguing and captivating. The writing, acting, costumes and sets are amazing. All in all, it’s my favourite show on TV at this point. It’s so far above all of the dreck that passes for entertainment these days, there’s really no comparison.

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Evelyne@cheapethniceatz January 12, 2014 at 2:04 am

Love the show and Johnny, a must keep!

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Anonymous January 12, 2014 at 12:13 am

I look forward to Friday nights for Dracula!!!!!

Looking forward to Season 2!

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Anonymous January 11, 2014 at 11:28 pm

I’m not a vampire fan, but I really like this show. I agree it is for the more intelligent viewer than than the horror fans. Don’t cancel!

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Anonymous January 11, 2014 at 4:10 pm

Please don’t cancel Dracula !!!!!!! Dracula is EPIC show !!!

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leslie January 11, 2014 at 1:53 pm

I usually go to bed at 7 but set the alarm for this

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Angel Tucker January 11, 2014 at 12:30 pm

I think that Dracula is awesome and I never miss a Friday. Don’t forget all the people that watch on demand with Comcast or other services for those that work nights. Please don’t cancel the show…

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Anonymous January 11, 2014 at 8:57 am

I love this show. You actually have to have a brain to watch it and keep track of all story lines.

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Ladyanne1536 January 11, 2014 at 5:26 am

Love the show,
Love Johnny even more. Huge fan and so happy to see him looking amazing every week.
He has been greatly missed. Those of you that have not seen him in the showtime hit The Tudors it’s a must see..

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Diane Bitzer January 10, 2014 at 10:24 pm

A smart version ,enjoy and look forward to. Dont canx

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Anonymous January 10, 2014 at 7:51 pm

I look forward to this show every week. I love the romance and the story. I love the costumes and the shots of the time era.

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Anonymous January 10, 2014 at 12:08 am

I adore it!!

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