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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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Dr. Hong January 19, 2014 at 9:41 pm

I really like this show! I do hope they continue this.

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Randi Behm January 19, 2014 at 9:29 pm

Keep!! Love it!!

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nick January 19, 2014 at 6:20 pm

I hope they keep it. It takes time to establish a complex plot and characters, now its just getting good. Besides its a short series anyway, its not as if the whole story can be more than 3 seasons anyway.

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Ariaelita January 19, 2014 at 2:42 pm

Seriously, cancel Jonathan Rhys Meyers?? You’ve got to be joking! He’s a great Dracula, not to mention great eye candy! I can only see this show getting better week by week. To cancel now would be most foolish!

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Donna January 19, 2014 at 12:06 pm

Absolutely loved season 1, was hooked after first episode went out! I really hoped it is renewed as I’m eagerly waiting to what happens next! The show had everything,

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Penny Lou Lyons January 19, 2014 at 9:19 am

Love this show!!!

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Vickienyc January 19, 2014 at 3:40 am

Please keep this show. I love it. Original and JRM is amazing.

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Jfininio January 19, 2014 at 1:15 am

Dracula is an awesome show it should have A BILLION seasons and I would watch every single one!

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Jen January 19, 2014 at 12:37 am

Dracula is an excellent series it draws me in I can’t get enough, it would be devastating not to know what happens next. Please, please, please give us a second season! There are so many shows on the air that are truly horrible. Dracula is going to be huge if a second season is put out.

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Anonymous January 18, 2014 at 9:12 pm

I really hope they keep this show! I love it! :)

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Colette January 18, 2014 at 9:01 pm

Great show! Keep!!!

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Lynnie O'Keefe January 18, 2014 at 6:09 pm

I live in New Zealand, and this show isnt on our screens here, yet! but we wait eagerly every week to stream it. Its an awesome show why would you not do another series, its a no brainer.

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May January 18, 2014 at 6:07 pm

Hi from UK! Please keep the show, I haven’t followed any series for couple of years until I came across Dracula! I can’t wait to see what happens next! I even already preordered the DVD of the first series on amazon! :)

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Monica January 18, 2014 at 5:29 pm

I love Dracula and I love this show, please, please keep the show. I want to see season 2.
From Italy with love

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Guy January 18, 2014 at 5:19 pm

Love the series and think the time slot may affect viewers. This telling ranks right up there with Gary oldman’s portrail of Dracula, movie version. I hope they get a second season announced soon!!

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