Made in Jersey: Should the New TV Series Be Cancelled?

Made in Jersey TV showLast week, CBS aired the first episode of Made in Jersey, their new Friday night drama. Is it time for the show to be cancelled already?

Sandwiched between venerable CSI: NY and popular Blood Brothers, the premiere of Made in Jersey registered a disappointing 1.1 rating in the coveted 18-49 demographic with 7.82 million viewers. Year-to-year, the network was down significantly in the timeslot. Last season’s A Gifted Man also aired on Friday nights and never fell that low. It was cancelled after 16 episodes.

Both CSI: NY and Blue Bloods performed better than Jersey, seemingly an indication that viewers went out of their way to avoid watching the new show.

Should Made in Jersey be cancelled?

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Last night, according to the fast affiliate ratings, Made in Jersey registered a 1.0 demo rating with 6.77 million, a week-to-week decline of 27% in the demo and 13% in viewers. Clearly the premiere’s ratings weren’t a fluke. Not enough people want to spend their time watching the show, even when compared to other Friday night series.

TV show supportUnless the numbers turn around, it’s certain that Made in Jersey will be cancelled. At this point, once has to wonder if CBS will pull the show before all of the episodes have aired — if not soon then before November sweeps begins. If the cast and crew are still in production, the network could also shut them down.

What do you think? Should CBS continue to air Made in Jersey? Why do you think that more people aren’t watching the show?

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  1. J. Paul says

    I liked the program and while settin my recorder for future telecast found it had been cancelled. I’m sure it will show up on a cable network and we will be able to see it soon.
    Each network program director has his own opinion of what they think we like. Thank you for cable network choices.

  2. DBrooks says

    I think name of show maybe the issue for a lot of people. The Jersey name has been trashed on the cable networks, and I would never even think of watching them.
    I watched both episodes and was pleasantly surprised how well done it was, including the Jersey reference as to where the lead character was from. I think you should give a show a better chance than 2 shows, and maybe not start it out on Friday. CSI NY was originally aired on Wednesday, and there should have been no reason for Blue Bloods not be a hit, even on Friday. I watched Numbers for years at that slot. Plus not with DVR’s and Indemand, people should be able to watch shows, even if they’re out on Friday nights.

    • Grace Russ says

      This was one of the best new shows & better than some of the old shows still on. I would like to see it on longer.

  3. Lauri says

    This is the problem on television now, the Networks don’t give a show a real chance. How can they really be sure of a show after only 2 shows. Doesn’t anyone remember M*A*S*H !!!!!!!!!

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