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Love in the Wild: NBC Reality Series; Cancel or Season Two?

Love in the Wild cancel or season two?NBC recently concluded the first season of a new summer reality competition series, Love in the Wild. It’s sort of a cross between Big Brother and The Dating Game with a bit of Survivor thrown in. Those have all been on television for many years. Will Love in the Wild last as long, get a second season, or will it just be cancelled like so many others?

Hosted by Darren McMullen, Love in the Wild takes 10 single men and 10 single women and pairs them up for a variety of tough physical challenges in the remote jungles of Costa Rica. They have to depend on one another and become closer in very unique ways. During eliminations, the contestants come together and reveal if they want to stay with their current partner or if they want to get to know someone else — often causing some broken hearts. At the end of the season, one couple is left standing. Samantha and Mike won the first time around.

The reality series debuted on June 29th to a 2.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 6.48 million total viewers. It easily won its timeslot, opposite a CSI rerun and an original installment of Primetime Nightline.

The second episode dropped nearly 14% in the demo and the third fell 16%. By the end of the season, Love in the Wild was registering a 1.4 in the demo and was now being beaten by those CSI repeats. The first season of the reality series ended up averaging a 1.6 rating in the demo and 5.08 million viewers.

While the show’s ratings aren’t that impressive, Love in the Wild ended up being the second best performing NBC series of the summer, well behind America’s Got Talent. Since reality shows are less expensive than scripted series, it seems a fair bet that this one will be back for a second season. NBC is accepting submissions for season two though that’s not a guarantee that the show will be renewed.

But, what do you think? Did you watch Love in the Wild? Should it be renewed for a second season or would you rather see it cancelled?


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{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

blaire September 6, 2011 at 3:26 pm

Dont cancel it i love this show so much. And especially adam’s sexxi self. And im only 13. I was sad when adam left. And what was the point for steele to be on the show if u have commitent probs? Not smart. And i really hope this show will be still on in my generation. Cuz i want to be on there!. Dont cancel. Im beggin u….


Edgy September 4, 2011 at 10:14 am

Keep it…I liked it…easy on the eyes summertime fluff.


Carol September 3, 2011 at 8:31 pm

I really enjoyed this show, don’t drop it. Would love to follow up on Miles and Heather, they were my favorites.


Judy August 29, 2011 at 5:50 am

I enjoyed the show. Watched it regularly, but the Finale Show was never shown on Local Channels in this area so that was a bummer. ?? Keep it. A follow-up of the winners & how their Love In The Wild has developed would be interesting.


don September 3, 2011 at 8:43 am

Wow what a horrible show, it lost me right from the beginning


nealadams70 August 27, 2011 at 4:50 am

like most of these reality shows, once your favorite couple/team is gone,,,the viewer/demographic is gone. On this show it was painfully obvious that they were not interested in keeping my demo no, let it die…racist crap


Mia August 25, 2011 at 8:48 pm

I loved it! Keep, for sure.


Autumn August 24, 2011 at 9:25 pm

I’d rather watch Love in the wild then America’s got talent! Keep it!


Becca August 24, 2011 at 5:57 pm

Loved it. Thought it was fresh. Can’t wait to see season two!!!


Tha Critic August 24, 2011 at 4:12 pm

Axe it.


wildkat August 24, 2011 at 3:58 pm

Love it,Love it,Love it..we want more would love to see where are they now with the first season’s contestants..PLEASE DON’T CANCEL


Regina August 24, 2011 at 11:45 am

Keep it this was fun to watch and I hope they keep us updated on season 1’s couples during season 2.


robycop3 August 24, 2011 at 10:45 am

It’s a pieca krap, as are ALL such “reality” shows – DUMP IT!


Judy August 24, 2011 at 10:45 am

I agree with Paul. It’s CRAP!


paul August 24, 2011 at 8:52 am

CANCEL, this is just more of the garbage NBC offers.


sue amores August 24, 2011 at 8:23 am

i loved this show…. dont cancel it…..


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