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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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{ 83 comments… read them below or add one }

Anonymous July 30, 2014 at 11:35 pm

Love love this show please don’t cancel


Colleen July 30, 2014 at 11:19 pm

Love the show! But PLEASE, stop with the loud music. Can’t understand what they are saying, so have to have caption on.


Debbie D July 25, 2014 at 7:34 am

Really love the show and it is the only summer show I look forward to. Hope season 3 is renewed.


ron July 24, 2014 at 9:59 pm

Really would like the show if dialogue wasn’t constantly being overridden with music making dialogue indescipherable. Take the music OUT!! THANK YOU.


Dave Brown July 24, 2014 at 4:28 am

Really enjoy Motive! Never miss it!


Verna July 16, 2014 at 11:49 am

I love this show — it reminds me of the classic TV show, “Columbo”. Please don’t cancel !!


Acl July 13, 2014 at 10:24 pm

Love this show! So good don’t cancel it! Love the chemistry between Flynn & vega


Marcella Huff July 13, 2014 at 9:01 pm

I have enjoy this series (Motive). My biggest complaint is the sound quality. It is very difficult to hear the dialogue between the characters. Whether they are indoors or outdoors it is difficult to hear what they are saying. It is not my television set. Whether it is the equipment they are using to record the sound or the lack of ability of the sound technicians, much is left to be desired when listening to this program. That is a shame. It has been true since I began watching this series; it would seem to be something that could be so easily corrected.


littlewitch July 13, 2014 at 1:19 pm

This show seems to take place in a strange TV City of no location. The acting is horrible and the stories are sappy and obvious, cheap cheap cheap


Gil July 10, 2014 at 10:16 pm

iI onlyknew this was aired already when i saw one of the commercials flashed on abc just recently.. I love this show! This is mind blowing show. Dont cancel
I love to see more of detectives Flynn and Vega


Jim July 7, 2014 at 5:11 pm

Best show on TV…………..quit cancelling good shows….this one needs to stay on the air!!!!!


susan June 27, 2014 at 12:37 am

I never even knew this was on for a first season. I thought this was the first season but even so I still absolutely love this show. Definitely needs a third season. I mean come on it hasn’t even really begun yet. There is still plenty more that should and could happen with Vancouver and the sergeant guy. There is definitely lots of potential or her and Vega. Either way good show. DONT CANCEL IT………………………………


Stardust June 12, 2014 at 3:47 pm

The BEST show on TV!
Second season is even better than the first, and I hear the season finale is phenomenal!!
Can’t wait to see it. Season 3 is a must!!!


lisa c May 31, 2014 at 12:08 pm

I did not care for this show at all!!


vp44 May 30, 2014 at 9:42 pm

I love it. You better not cancel it!!!


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