Mercy: TV Show Cancelled by NBC; No Season Two

Mercy canceledAt the start of the season, we wondered which new NBC medical drama had the best chance at survival — Mercy or Trauma. It was hard to decide but now, they’ve both been cancelled anyway.

Mercy follows the lives of three very different nurses at Mercy Hospital in Jersey City. The cast includes Taylor Schilling, Jaime Lee Kirchner, Michelle Trachtenberg, James Tupper, Diego Klattenhoff, Guillermo Diaz, James LeGros, James Van Der Beek, and Delroy Lindo.

The medical drama got off to a pretty poor start last September, attracting a 2.3 rating in the all-important 18-49 demographic and 8.25 million total viewers. Unfortunately, viewership fell even lower from there.

Despite the ratings, NBC ordered a full season of episodes, likely because the network needed the original programming. Though NBC’s Primetime Entertainment President Angela Bromstad said she liked the show creatively, she noted that the show’s ratings had to improve for it to survive.

The ratings didn’t improve. The most recent episode attracted only a 1.1 rating in the demo and 4.01 million viewers.

To no surprise, the Mercy TV show’s now been cancelled. The 22nd and final episode aired last Wednesday, May 12th. Unfortunately, it wasn’t intended to be a series finale and didn’t wrap up the show.

What do you think? Are you sorry to hear that Mercy won’t be back for season two? What would you have liked to have seen happen?

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  1. lin says

    I really liked the show!characters were so interesting! why not promote these
    types of series a bit more then all those reality shows..
    maybe our teenagers would want to become nurses and docters again instead of walking around with loads of make up and idolizing silly people…

  2. Anonymous says

    That’s is THE MOST STUPIDEST THING I HAVE EVER HEARD. I lived the show ssooooooo much! What about mike? Or chris? Or cloe?

  3. Mon says

    Unbelievable! Cancelled!? I loved it. And you’re telling me the rest of the planet didn’t? I can’t believe those who loved it are in the minority. So much for good taste. So sad.

  4. judith fitzgerald says

    I loved this show, just watched the last episode on netflix, was hooked , cant believe there is no more to it. It was brilliant, very disappointed

  5. Angie says

    I’m so disappointed to find after researching the web, that season1 of mercy was the final episodes to my horror, there is not going to be season2 out, someone decided to cancel. I so looked forward to watching the tv series, I found it funny , inspiring, fantastic acting and what a shame how it ended now that’s frustrating!!. It’s a must you need to do a season2.

  6. Katy says

    I thought this was a great show with great story lines for all characters! I feel cheated that there is no season 2 to wrap it up!

  7. Elizabeth Marlow says

    Was really looking forward to watching more episodes of Mercy.
    The cliff-hanger episode of season one was a terrible way to end the show.

  8. amber steber says

    I thought the show was great ! It sucks their was only one season, I really wanted to see what happened next ! Loved all the actors. I wish their was like 5 seasons to watch. Hopefully we can get a Season 2 some day!?

  9. Claire says

    It’s soo annoying when shows get cancelled :( would of loved to see season 2 of mercy and trauma loved both shows

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