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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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Vicki Kennedy September 10, 2013 at 4:11 pm

Love the show Longmire. Please bring it back for another season. Love all the actors, the scenery and the story lines.


Anthony Grigsby August 28, 2013 at 7:27 pm

I love Longmire did not watch first season, saw the 3 show by chance, when back on amazon and netflix to catch up please keep it


Betty August 20, 2013 at 9:40 am

Love love love this show!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please bring it back. I record all the shows & watch them over & over!!!!! One of the best shows on T.V.


Betty August 20, 2013 at 9:38 am

Pleas please do not cancel this wonderful show love love love it!!!!!!!!!!!!! I record the show and watch each show over & over! Please bring it back!!!!!!!!!!!


karen August 14, 2013 at 11:59 pm

please renew Longmire for another season it is a really good show. look forward to it every Monday night. please renew it.


Ruthie August 14, 2013 at 12:08 am

Just finished watching the last episode of Longmire. Enjoyed every episode. thought them well written and now we face the disappointment disappointed of no follow up series.
Consider thoughtfully, a second look at this series for another season. another good one bites the dust!


Marilyn July 23, 2013 at 8:14 pm

Please do NOT cancel Longmire…my husband and I watch very few TV shows together and we sit down together to watch Longmire every week. All our other choices are those horrible reality shows. Please keep this wonderful show.


Carree June 11, 2013 at 10:30 am

Please don’t cancel this show. Why do the really good shows keep getting cancelled?
Mindless reality shows live on forever, but something with good actors and storylines get killed off. Breakout Kings is a good example.


SHARON May 31, 2013 at 9:59 pm

Love the show. P L E A S E renew it.


Bonny April 7, 2013 at 9:28 pm

My husband and I really enjoyed this show…please ewnew the series for summer 2013…please!


twilkins April 6, 2013 at 1:06 am

love love love it keep it on


Heather Yates March 30, 2013 at 1:39 pm

Really enjoy watching Longmire. My husband and I have recorded the second season and watch episodes more than once, even though we know the ending. Great show and great cast. Please keep the show going.


helen March 6, 2013 at 10:31 am

Bring Longmier back, it is something well worth watching, all the junk there is on tv these days. Husband and I both love it!!!!!!!


Deb February 16, 2013 at 2:33 am

Please bring Longmire back. We need more well written, western American dramas. Love it!


Cathy February 2, 2013 at 11:15 am

Please bring Longmire back. It is my favorites show on TV….. and let me tell you, there is not much on these days to watch.


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