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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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c. ACKLEY January 17, 2013 at 9:27 pm

This is the third time I have tried to comment. Bring Longmire back.
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c. ACKLEY January 17, 2013 at 9:25 pm

When is the next season? Bring it on, Longmire!

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Anonymous January 16, 2013 at 12:27 pm

Can’t wait for the second season! Love this show!

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Billy K. January 13, 2013 at 7:15 pm

Been waiting for Longmire to start up again. One of the better series on t.v.

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Billy January 13, 2013 at 7:14 pm

Been watching for Longmire to appear again. One of the better series on t.v. Hope it stays on.

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james woods January 10, 2013 at 4:10 pm

keep the show as it is the wat things where.

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Denise Sforza January 5, 2013 at 11:32 pm

Absolutely LOVE this show!! Keep it coming…

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b lord December 4, 2012 at 10:19 pm

I think this is one of the very best and please renew it. I watched every episode.

When will it return and will Robert Taylor return also?

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vpina October 24, 2012 at 6:57 am

Really enjoy this series. So glad that it was renewed. Never miss it.

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willeen schneider October 23, 2012 at 4:28 pm

My family and I watched every week. We love show

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Darko Jasenovic October 15, 2012 at 2:54 am

Very good series . Renew it.

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larry ashby October 12, 2012 at 1:41 pm

keep it

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R. Adams October 4, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Three women in the house & we all love Longmire. Of course we all hated Bailey when he shot Penelope in Criminal Minds & we’re still not sure if he’s a good guy or bad guy. Taylor reminds us of Harrison Ford. Glad to see the characters will continue on A&E. We are huge fans of The Glades also.

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Edel Loucks September 25, 2012 at 11:17 pm

This is one of the very few GOOD series on tv. Please keep it going. We love it. When does the series start again?

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Jim De Moss September 24, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Please Please Please keep the show. My wife and I think its the best show on tv. A breath of fresh air can’t wait untill the season starts.

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