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Motive: Season Two Ratings

Motive TV show on ABCThe ratings for the first season of Motive weren’t very good but ABC renewed it anyway (in part because they license it from Canada so it’s cheaper). Will they want a third season or will the series be cancelled instead? Stay tuned!

Motive revolves around a strong-willed Vancouver detective (Kristin Lehman) who’s also a single mom. At the start of each episode, viewers are shown the killer and victims. As the criminal investigation progresses, details of what led to the crime are revealed via flashbacks. The rest of the cast includes Louis Ferreira, Lauren Holly, Roger Cross, Brendan Penny, and Cameron Bright.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — usually the next day, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.

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5/29 update: The show has been renewed for a third season in Canada.

Final season averages: 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.07 million total viewers.

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For comparisons: The first season of Motive averaged a 0.9 rating in the demo and 4.96 million viewers.

These are the final national numbers (unless noted with an “*”). These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.

What do you think? Do you still like the Motive TV series? Would you like to see it cancelled or renewed for a third season?


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Tessie February 22, 2015 at 1:36 am

So unique! Please keep Motive going!


Ted January 31, 2015 at 8:16 pm

Renew it Loved the backwards approach solving each murder, unlike most shows. Kristin is so real and her conflicts so true to the character.


Lisa November 19, 2014 at 12:21 pm



Dave November 16, 2014 at 11:30 pm

Really like this show. The acting is good and the plots are different from the usual cop show. Also the female detective is sexy as h___!


Denise Bartlett November 16, 2014 at 8:31 pm

Please renew the show. It’s so unique in it’s approach on how the murder unfolds. It’s always interesting to see who dunit and who the victim is but it’s interesting to see why it all happened.
Also, I love that it comes from the big city across the water from me (on the island) love it!
I also find it unique in the sense you don’t feel like you are watching a show but 2 people trying to do their job. Awesome!
Please, please keep the show alive, keep the actors working and keep the work in Canada!


Felicya October 28, 2014 at 8:22 pm

It’s a mistake NOT to continue this show! It’s uniquely done for crime solvers cases. PLEASE kindly renew the season…please!


Terrie October 27, 2014 at 2:39 am

Please keep this show! I love it! Thank you.


Karen R October 20, 2014 at 4:02 am

Please continue this show. The show has great character and warmth. Great friendship and honesty.


Jane October 20, 2014 at 1:14 am

I love this show, please keep it!


Rose October 18, 2014 at 7:44 pm

I love this show !! Please don’t cancel this show !


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