Ringer: Should It Be Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

Ringer canceled or renewed?Tonight marks the last episode of Ringer’s first season — and likely of the TV series as well. Despite being The CW’s most anticipated new TV show of 2011-12, the series hasn’t been able to hold onto its audience.

Ringer revolves around a former exotic dancer named Bridget (Sarah Michelle Gellar) who, after being the sole witness to a professional hit, reunites with her wealthy estranged twin, Siobhan. When Siobhan disappears, Bridget assumes her identity and discovers that her sister’s complicated life rivals her own. The show also features the talents of Nestor Carbonell, Mike Colter, Ioan Gruffudd, Zoey Deutch, Tara Summers, and Kristoffer Polaha).

The series debuted to strong numbers (by CW standards anyway) with a 1.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 2.84 million total viewers. That was pretty close to being on par with the smallest network’s most popular show, The Vampire Diaries.

Should Ringer be cancelled?

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Unfortunately, the second episode of Ringer lost 25% in the demo and by the fourth installment, the series lost another 33%. Not good. It didn’t help that the network put the struggling series on hiatus for two months.

The ratings have fluctuated somewhat over the course of the season but have been trending downward overall. The most recent episodes of Ringer have been bringing in a 0.4 demo rating and just over a million total viewers. Even by The CW’s standards, those are very bad numbers.

While The CW gets revenue from other areas besides broadcast advertising — big deals from Netflix and Hulu, for example — the network still has to make choices about what to cancel and what to renew. If viewership of Ringer had been on the rise, it would have a chance at being renewed. As it stands now, it looks certain that tonight’s episode will be the last one.

But what do you think? Is it time for Ringer to be cancelled or should there be a second season?

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  1. Anonymous says

    Do NOT cancel ringer or find a station to pick it up. It was such a refreshing show compared to reality t.v. and the same ol, same ol

  2. anonymous says

    Lifetime network if you are listening please keep these shows on the air on your network “Missing”,”Ringer”,and GCB they are great shows and will love to see them return on your network.Fans of these three shows lend your support and help to find “Missing”,”Ringer”,and “GCB” a new home on Lifetime.

  3. Laura Pessel says

    I REALLY LIKED RINGER! Very suspenseful and not just another show about the supernatural or Doctors or Private investigators. I would love to see it complete another season or at least finish the story before you take it off the air.

  4. laura says

    Maybe another station will pick up this show for a second season. This show is much different then anything else they air. I think the reason being the stats went down for ringer was due to station changes for a lot of viewers. I know it use to air here on friday nights then changed to tuesdays. It was by chance i caught it one night and started watching again. This show is more action packed then a soap opera in a 10 year span.
    I say keep it give it one more shot.

  5. Rita W says

    Please do not cancel Ringer. It is one of the best shows on TV. I would look forward every week to viewing Ringer. There are too many reality shows and just plain idiotic shows on television, please, please do not cancel Ringer.

  6. Denise says

    Loved the show Ringer. Why do they cancel good shows and keep ones that no one watches.? This show was great and actually had a plot. Another network should pick this show up. What a loss if someone doesn’t.

  7. madeline h. says

    RINGER was the BEST. My freinds and I were beyond shocked that it was cancelled! Who makes those decisions anyway! I loved it from the get go and it was getting better and better! Put it in another time slot or whatever. Give it a chance. PLEASE BRING IT BACK!!!

  8. Anonymous says

    I hope that “Ringer”,”Missing”,and “GCB” get a new home on the Lifetime network for the new season. Keep your fingers cross I know I will.

  9. Alejandra says

    I was watching it in Argentina. I think it’s a great show. I cannot believe some of the other series that are being renewed when such a great one is being cancelled.
    Hope someone brings it back!!!!!

  10. jtominsky says

    Please do not cancel Ringer. It is a good show compared to that new show Client List which is nothing but sexual and hardly any story. Just a lot of flesh. At least with ringer there is a plot and a good story.

  11. jtominsky says

    Please do not cancel Ringer. It is a good show compared to that new show Client List which is nothing but sexual and hardly any story. Just a lot of flesh. At least with ringer there is a plot and a good story.

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