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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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lisa January 22, 2014 at 1:18 am

I love this show plz don’t cancel. This is the HighLight of my week.

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Ewa January 21, 2014 at 9:12 pm

Please, renew Dracula for the second season. It’s the best show on TV. We all know that it has amazing twists, great actors, beautiful sets and costumes. But what’s most important, it was brilliant to depict Dracula as an outcast compelled to live outside the society, but longing for normal life. I believe everybody who at list once felt different not quite fitting into surrounding group, will feel empathy for him and will root for him and want to see how his story unfolds. This is the show that makes us feel, that’s why is great and we would love the see another season. Thank you!

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Cristiana Violet January 21, 2014 at 6:49 pm

*Dracula and Mina’s story is meant to last for good because Life is Love and Love is Life*
Don’t let the story die, let it live

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carolyn January 21, 2014 at 3:08 pm

Please keep it and beautiful love story

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victoria miletta January 21, 2014 at 3:00 pm

KEEP! JRM is excellent and the cast is first rate…….

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carolyn.chavis January 21, 2014 at 1:00 pm

i love dracula series if you take of series i:ll never watch again and bring back jonathan rhys Meyers oliver jackson -cohen keep it

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Amy January 21, 2014 at 2:31 am

Please Do Not Cancel.. I love this Show!

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Tara January 20, 2014 at 10:25 pm

Dracula has been amazing. I really hope they renew it and keep Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

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Linda January 20, 2014 at 7:50 pm

Love this show!!!! I watch it thru my fingers because it’s so scary! Can we keep just one good show??? Pleeeaaassseee!

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Dr. Acula January 20, 2014 at 5:55 pm

This is an excellent series with rich with characters and rife with sub-plots…..Highly recommend this series for renewal………..

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Bobbie Kennedy January 20, 2014 at 5:05 pm

Keep it keep it keep it. Nice to see a vampire story somewhat stick to the original story line. He actually has fangs and doesn’t sparkle.

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Cornell January 20, 2014 at 5:02 pm

NO!!!!!!!!!!!! If Dracula gets cancelled….. I’ll NEVER! “EVER” forgive NBC. I love Dracula, the show is awesome on so many levels.

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Kim January 20, 2014 at 4:12 pm

I love the show and will be very disappointed if it does not renew….

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Diane Klajbor January 20, 2014 at 3:50 pm

Dracula should be renewed. It’s an excellent show, done very well. Good scripts, good actors. It stays somewhat true to the book, yet has it’s own story to tell. Excellent, very well done. I love the attention to details in the dress and atmosphere. Better than most of the junk on TV now.

Keep it!!!!!!!!!

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sophia January 20, 2014 at 3:59 am

NBC should definitely keep it. It is a great show with a lot of potential, different from any other vampire show ever made. Great actors and great plots. KEEP IT

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