There’s no denying that NBC’s Kings has some serious problems in the ratings department. Despite a prestigious cast, some positive reviews, and a great deal of promotion, Kings’ premiere failed to attract a large audience. Of course, Sunday nights are filled with tough competition like Desperate Housewives, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and The Amazing Race. If the poor ratings continue, the network will have to make some changes — either pull the series off the air or at best, burn the episodes off on a little-watched night like Saturday. In any case, there’s little chance they’ll be renewing the show for a second season.
If you’d like to see Kings continue, there are a few things you can do:
Tell your friends and family members to tune in and watch episodes on NBC. If that’s not possible, encourage them to watch online. Maybe one of them is secretly a “Nielsen family” or knows one.
Write to NBC. Let the network know how you feel and keep it civil. Everyone responds best to courtesy.
Sign the petition below and let the network execs know you’ve signed it. Spread the word and ask others to do the same. But do it quickly — it’s going to take more than a royal command to save this one.
To: Universal Media Studios and NBC
We, the undersigned, enjoy watching the Kings TV show on NBC. The series is interesting and complex. It is an epic story that has depth that few other shows on television have. The acting and writing is superb and has us wanting more.
The show was originally going to air on another night. If viewers aren’t watching on Sundays, how about relaunching it and moving the series to another night?
Please keep producing and airing Kings. It is truly a unique and worthwhile show.
Thank you for your consideration.
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