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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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Linda Reed September 15, 2012 at 11:06 am

for sure it’s a keeper, renew it


Linda Reed September 15, 2012 at 11:05 am

I am so glad that there is finally something like Longmire to watch,we’ve seen all the other shows over and over again , But Longmire is by far the best I’ve seen in a long.Yes Longmire is a keeper. Keep up the good work guys and keep the show on. I love shows kinda like westerns,but not ,you know what I mean. I have it recorded on my DVR and I watch the shows over and over . So that should let the network know that it should have a 2nd ,3rd , and so on seasons . Love the show.


jeannie September 13, 2012 at 1:35 pm

My husband and I love this show! I am sick to death of reality shows! Longmire is a good show!


MARY MEAD September 12, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Longmire, should be renewed. It is a clean TV series


L.F. September 5, 2012 at 4:45 am

Definitely!!!! Longmire should be renewed. Great story line. One of the few good shows on TV these days!


katie September 1, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Definitely!!!! Longmire should be renewed. Great story line, great characters and I love the wild west. Too bad it wasn’t filmed in Wyoming.


Jimmy August 26, 2012 at 6:24 pm

Best show in a long time. Need to see more. Thanks!


Sheri August 23, 2012 at 6:00 pm

My husband and I LOVE this show. KEEP IT ON THE AIR!!!!!


H.Robinson August 23, 2012 at 2:11 pm

I don’t watch many shows but this one is definately a keeper.I came across the show quite by accident and I’m totally hooked. I love the western setting of a modern day sheriff on a 4 wheel bronco taking on the bad guys in the fast open spaces of Wyoming.
I look forward to spending Sunday evenings with Walt , Vic and the rest of the gang ..
A&E in my book this show is a definate hit.

A loyal Fan.


Ed Feller August 19, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Love the show…love ‘Westerns’….love the change of location from usual….love the characters….MORE PLEASE!


Todd Kennington August 13, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Love the show, is a bonus that I grew up in Wyoming to. I am a fan of any western show, and this hits the spot.


Diane August 12, 2012 at 11:54 pm

I think this is the best show to come along for a long time. I think it should be picked up for a second season. It definitely gets my vote!


Bob August 7, 2012 at 6:50 pm

Great show!!! One of the few good shows on TV these days, hope it stays around for a long time, keep up the great work guys.


Mark Brucker August 6, 2012 at 10:58 am

Great Show. A&E would be foolish to cancel.


Renee Turner July 31, 2012 at 6:34 am

This show really needs to be kept!! LOVE IT!!!


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