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Longmire: New A&E Drama; Cancel or Keep It?

Cancel or keep Longmire TV show?Not long ago, A&E unveiled their latest dramatic TV series, Longmire. Breakout Kings, another A&E show about lawkeepers, was recently cancelled. Will Longmire outlast it or quickly follow it to the TV graveyard?

Taking place in a fictional Wyoming county, Longmire revolves around Sheriff Walt Longmire as he tries to get back on his feet following the death of his wife. With the help of his daughter (Cassidy Freeman), his new deputy (Katee Sackhoff), and his best friend (Lou Diamond Phillips), Walt decides to run for re-election against a young deputy (Bailey Chase) in the department who also wants the position.

The TV show debuted on June 3rd to a 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.15 million total viewers.

Should Longmire be cancelled or renewed?

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That was a very good premiere for the cable channel and was actually the biggest in A&E’s history. Longmire was the third most-watched cable show of the night, only falling behind the NBA playoff game on ESPN and Game of Thrones on HBO.

New TV shows typically fall in their second week on the air but Longmire bucked that trend and actually grew. Last night’s episode drew about the same in total viewership but gained about 22% in the demo.

Unless the numbers hit a serious nosedive, Longmire is assured of a second season renewal. In fact, I’d be surprised if it wasn’t announced soon. It looks like A&E has a hit.

But, what do you think? Do you like Longmire? Will you keep watching? Do you think that it should be renewed or cancelled instead?


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Colleen November 23, 2014 at 7:52 pm

I love Walt Longmire. Please renew this show. I look forward to it each week. I am reading
The books now!!!’nn


Dianna Dennison November 17, 2014 at 8:32 pm

I have been waiting on the return of Longmire only to find out we may not have it anymore,
I am PO’d about all this. I sure hope someone picks it up. I love that show.


judymccartney November 15, 2014 at 7:01 pm

I can’t believe a&e canceled Longmire. With all the stupid shows on tv today, it was refreshing to have a great show like Longmire . I couldn’t wait for it each week. They said it was because of the older crowd. Well the older crowd stays home at night,while your target group 18-35 go out and party or they are toostoned to know whats on tv. You have made a big big mistake. I hope tnt or some other network has the sense to pick it up.


Mary October 25, 2014 at 6:03 pm

Typical of A&E. They keep the Duck Dynasty and cancel Longmire. A&E is like everyone else in TV production; they don’t know their audience. Let’s see if some other network has the brains to produce Longmire.
Here is a BIG THUMBS DOWN to A&E.


Rodney D. October 23, 2014 at 1:47 pm

This is his favorite show. Please return it. All
the characters are cast perfectly.Keep the show on it is a great one.


Leakn October 20, 2014 at 11:32 pm

What idiot decided to cancel Longmire? Finally a great western show with wonderful actors and storylines. Yet the crappy reality shows are being renewed! I am really disappointed in A&E.



Betty Jo October 7, 2014 at 4:35 pm

Keep the show, my whole family misses Longmire. It’s really great and yest, I’m one of the too old group, but my family isn’t bring it back, please


Stacey September 25, 2014 at 8:02 pm

My wife and I have really loved this show. It’s a very good series that doesn’t need to go away. Please bring it back


tim September 25, 2014 at 1:24 pm

keep the show on it is a great one.


joan wandrei September 24, 2014 at 11:50 am

Please, please, please keep Longmire. It is such a great show. All
the characters are cast perfectly. Why keep Duck Dynasty and cancel
a really great show like Longmire.


Gene Caves September 11, 2014 at 2:52 pm

Best show on TV! Hope someone else picks it up.


jennifer September 9, 2014 at 10:07 pm

I miss LONGMIRE so much. My disabled son who is in a wheelchair, who is unable to do much is heart broken hearted over Longmire’s cancellation. This is his favorite show. Please return it.


janice September 9, 2014 at 6:09 pm

I liked Longmire very much. please keep it on. why do we keep seeing the advertisement for it if they are not putting it back on?


marsha schwartz September 10, 2014 at 6:43 pm

they are keeping the stupid duck dynasty and they cancel a really great show like longmire. they cancelled glades without ending leaving the main character shot and laying on the floor on his wedding day. KEEP LONGMIRE, REPEAT KEEP LONGMIRE


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Don D November 6, 2014 at 2:05 pm

I am A “BABY BOOMER” (68yr.) I buy products advertised on this program.As do a large number of BOOMERS…!The reason given for this show (Longmire) no longer being aired by A&E is totally baseless. I guess Great writting and Great acting does not mean anything to this network. Rethink your stupid misguided decision.


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