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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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M. Elias March 16, 2011 at 9:44 am

DO not cancel this show, its on of best ones on TV right now. The issues are true to life and it’s very enjoyable. I look forward to watching it every week.

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Patricia Highley March 16, 2011 at 9:24 am

Please keep this show, it is great and helpful and enjoyable, we have to many reality shows and talk shows, this is truley a enjoyable show, please don’t stop it.

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Patricia Highley March 16, 2011 at 9:23 am

I love this show, don’t cancel it, there is so many reality shows and talk shows, this is truley a great show, it focus’s on the most important thing in life, family and children, I think it is well needed, I have used some of these approach’s on my grandkids. PLEASE

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Linda March 15, 2011 at 9:32 pm

We look forward to seeing Parenthood each week & are very disappointed that it was a re-run last week and isnt on this week! We hope it will NOT be cancelled!

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M March 15, 2011 at 7:26 pm

Love the show. Need more Parenthood!! I’m hooked and arrange my night around it. I rush to get all kids to bed, my pj’s on and jump in bed so I can watch it & so sad every Tuesday night when it is not on.

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Maria March 15, 2011 at 6:44 pm

Please DO NOT cancel this show! The writing is great, the acting is great, why is it that when a quality show comes along, the network cancels it? OK, there’s no violence, or car chase scenes, or vampires, but finally here’s a show with some substance, with well developed characters, etc.

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Tess March 15, 2011 at 6:09 pm

KEEP! – LOVE IT!!

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Jamie March 15, 2011 at 6:08 pm

I love this show. Great plots and amazing characters…It may need a little time to get a feel for it but please leave it on the air!!!

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ALB March 13, 2011 at 5:23 pm

PLEASE keep this show! I LOVE it! I never miss it and I look forward to it every Tuesday night. DO NOT CANCEL IT!

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Therese March 15, 2011 at 4:02 pm

My favorite show!!! Please don’t cancel!

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LCK March 11, 2011 at 9:55 am

Please keep. The show is fabulous. I laugh, I smile, I cry. It is real life and family issues.

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S. Mccord February 26, 2011 at 5:25 pm

Love to watch the show with my 14 yr old daughter. We just love it! Not since Kyle XY have we enjoyed a show more. Good topics and current teen issues. Something for everyone ;@)

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atrea February 24, 2011 at 10:41 am

LOVE THE SHOW!!!

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Heather February 23, 2011 at 9:08 am

I absolutely love this show. I look forward to every Tuesday for this reason.

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Omar January 19, 2011 at 8:37 pm

DO NOT cancel this. it’s a show that is MORE REAL than reality shows. it would be retarded to can this.

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janice shields January 15, 2011 at 4:22 pm

Great show, please don’t cancel it.

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