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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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laura March 2, 2015 at 10:51 pm

please bring longmire back. You certainly know how loyal longmire’s fans are. People still writing in for renewal after all this time.Come on, give us a break. Excellent acting. A&E improve your quality of shows. The reality shows you have are not art. If your going to continue down this road, change the name of your station. YOUR SHAMING THE ART AND ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY..

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Kaufman March 2, 2015 at 5:49 pm

Love the show. Love the cast of characters. Hope it will have many more seasons.

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jim randall January 23, 2015 at 10:10 pm

please tell me why, a excellence series comes on tv some jerk wants to cancell it. one of the best series on tv. this one of the resaon i do not watch A&E anymore. hello, someone out there in tv land need to jump on this series an renew it. thank you

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Travis January 19, 2015 at 4:11 am

It would be a A&E thing to cancel it at season 3.
Breakout kings. was pretty good cancel at season 2. A semi cliffhanger ending where a few more episodes or another season would have ended it perfect.
Glades. After 4 seasons with a big cliffhanger ending needing a few more episodes or again another season.
Longmire. I have yet to see season 3. But I love it on the first and second.
Are the biggest shows I’ve watched and liked. I couldn’t watch them on air after losing satellite for a month or so and missing an episode I hate getting into the show and not knowing what’s happened.

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