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Parenthood: Mixed Reviews, Cancel or Keep It?

ParenthoodAfter endless commercials during the Olympics and lots of print ads, NBC’s Parenthood has debuted. The show has experienced several bumps on its journey to primetime but now it’s finally here and NBC has high hopes for the series. Will it be a hit?

Parenthood revolves around the extended and very colorful Braverman family of Northern California. The large cast includes Lauren Graham, Peter Krause, Craig T. Nelson, Bonnie Bedelia, Mae Whitman, Miles Heizer, Erika Christensen, Sam Jaeger, Dax Shepard, Joy Bryant, Monica Potter, Sarah Ramos, and Max Burkholder.

Last night’s premiere debuted to an average of 8.1 million viewers with a 3.1 rating in the coveted 18-49 demographic. That put Parenthood in second place in total viewers (behind The Good Wife) but in first place in the demo. There was also very little erosion of the audience during the course of the episode.

While it’s positive that Parenthood won its timeslot in the demo, the numbers are surely not as good as NBC was hoping for, especially considering all of the promotion. Still, considering the state of the rest on NBC’s schedule, this should be considered a victory for the ailing peacock network.

As per usual, we’ll have to see how many viewers return week after week to know if Parenthood has a real chance at survival. For now, things look positive.

What do you think? Is Parenthood worth watching or are you changing the channel? Cancel or keep it?


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Cathy November 22, 2014 at 12:50 am

Beg you bot to take this show off the air!!!!!!


Nancy November 20, 2014 at 11:04 pm

This is the BEST SHOW on TV. It is so real with all the family problem and our own life can react. This show has brought happiness to our family. We watch it faithfully every week has a family. This is a BIG MISTAKE to take a show like this off the air… PLEASE reconsider this action……


Theresa November 14, 2014 at 2:39 pm

this show is actually GREAT and as everyone else has said previously, it is so true to life. Please don’t cancel this show and leave it on.


Anonymous November 9, 2014 at 10:48 am

What a shame that a show of such quality
Is being eliminated from TV. This program is closer to
Reality than all 0f the actual “reality” shows that are shoved
Down our throats everyday! The writing is outstanding and
Actors present the story with top quality ! I look forward to
Every show and find it difficult to say that about any other program. Stand
Proud behind this fantastic show and let it remain on the air!!!!!


Norma November 7, 2014 at 3:07 pm

I am really going to miss this show. I can actually relate to this movie because I have a child that has ADHD and seeing Adam and Chritina having to deal with their child Max really shows what a parent goes thru when a child has a disability. This is the first show that actually showed how people live in real life. I really wish they wouldn’t have cancelled the show, I am really going to miss everyone. : (


Dianne November 7, 2014 at 12:38 pm

I am angry that they would cancel a show that is so real to life that it makes me cry. I do, my quiet tears put me to sleep so nicely on Thursday night. I love all the characters on this show. I wish they could change their minds about cancelling. I will miss this one.


Kim November 3, 2014 at 9:03 am

I really wish they change their minds. This show is awesome and very relational to real time life. I love watching Adam and Christina and learn from their patience and parenting skills.


Linda Brozowski October 31, 2014 at 11:20 pm

Was very upset that Parenthood is in its final season. I love this show. Can relate to slit of things on the show. Great family night viewing. Please please please reconsider taking it off the air. Please!!


Cindy meadows October 10, 2014 at 1:31 pm

I love the show it touched my heart. I have suffered a lot of the problems the show. Would miss it if it went off


Jean October 3, 2014 at 3:40 pm

I’m Really mad! I’m so Pi$$ed they are taking it off! Do the actors want more money or what? I haven’t HEARD WHY THE H3LL it is going off!! Everyone can associate with SOMEONE on the show. I refuse to watch at more new shows, jut to be heartbroken. Anyone else agree????


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