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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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KAH January 30, 2015 at 7:40 pm

I AM FURIOUS YOU TOOK THIS WONDERFUL SHOW OFF THE AIR AND THEN HAVE THE NERVE TO LET CRAIG T NELSON DIE! THERE ARE SO MANY USELESS SHOWS ON TV AND YOU CHOOSE TO REMOVE PARENTHOOD!!! WHAT CAN I DO TO GET IT BACK ON THE AIR?

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Anonymous January 30, 2015 at 1:21 am

Please don’t cancel the program. One of the best I have ever watched. So sad it is ending. It is a great combo of realistic family values and tv drama

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Kathy Rooney January 29, 2015 at 10:17 pm

Parenthood is one of the best TV shows on the air, I don’t understand the reason behind canceling a good show about a family. So much real life, that you can relate it to your own life. I have watched the show from day one, love every thing about the characters. Why does it have to end, is there anything that can be done to save the show, or is it already to late. So sad that a real life show is ending. Thank you to the actors who entertained me every week. I have loved the show. Kathy Rooney

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Donna January 28, 2015 at 10:50 am

Please do not cancel.Tired of all those criminal shows.This is a good family show please don’t cancel.The show is loved my many.

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Bobbie Montgomery January 24, 2015 at 10:06 am

This ia one of the most decent shows , NBC does not care about the individuals that watch the show. only about ratings. if it was a trashy show, it would still be on.he air. it is amazing to me, this is why I do not watch many TV shows.

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barbara L January 23, 2015 at 11:21 am

Parenthood is like “Father Knows Best” depicting 2015 situations. My family and friends think of the Bravermans as family. Don’t say goodbye to a show that shows family life, with all its ups and downs, but focuses on a devotion we all strive for in our families. BIG MISTAKE !

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Laticia January 22, 2015 at 11:13 pm

I am sad to see this show go this show is our Thursday we will all run into the den and watch it while eating popcorn I agree with the comment above it sickens me that the only decent show is being taken off the air

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Joellen January 23, 2015 at 7:49 am

Best series ever!

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Jodena January 22, 2015 at 11:09 pm

Im so sad they are taking it off of the air . My mom and I watch it all the time and sad that we wont get to see ambers baby please reconsider

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Paula January 21, 2015 at 4:46 pm

Parenthood is the best show on TV. I am so saddened that they plan to take it off the air. What a loss for us all. Please reconsider… Please.

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jane January 21, 2015 at 2:00 pm

It sickens me that the only decent show on the air is being taken off the actors are amazing the stories ring so true please please do not take this show off the air there is so much crap on tv this show is heads and shoulders above all other shows.jane.

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