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Ringer: Cancelled; No Season Two for CW Series

Ringer cancelled season twoHeralded as Sarah Michelle Gellar’s return to television, Ringer couldn’t hold onto its audience. The show’s been cancelled after one season and 22 episodes.

As Ringer begins, we meet Bridget (Gellar), a former stripper and recovering alcoholic who’s witnessed a murder and goes to stay with her estranged twin sister Siobhan (also Gellar). Her sister disappears so Bridget takes Siobhan’s place and soon realizes that her sister’s life was more complicated than her own. The TV series also features the talents of Nestor Carbonell, Ioan Gruffudd, Mike Colter, Tara Summers, Kristoffer Polaha, Zoey Deutch, Justin Bruening, Billy Miller, Jason Dohring, Nicole Anderson, and Gage Golightly.

Considering the amount of promotion that The CW put behind it, Ringer’s premiere had to viewed as a bit of a disappointment. It registered a 1.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.84 million total viewers.

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In week two, the demo dropped a whopping 25% to a 0.9 rating with 1.94 million. Week thee remained stable but week four plunged 33%.

Over the course of the season, the ratings fluctuated but also dwindled downward. They fell as low as a 0.4 rating (several times) with as few as 1.05 million viewers.

With very few hours of primetime real estate to fill, it just didn’t make sense for The CW to renew Ringer for a second season. They’ve cancelled the show and the last episode aired on April 17th. Since it wasn’t expected to be a series finale, several storylines were left up in the air.

What do you think? Are you disappointed that Ringer has been cancelled and won’t be returning for season two? Why do you think the ratings declined? Was it too hard to follow or just not interesting enough?

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Susan February 13, 2015 at 6:35 pm

I just watched Season 1 in 2 weeks. Loved it! Could not wait to see what was going to happen next. I really enjoyed the different plots. Please reconsider bringing Ringer back. Don’t keep all of us hanging!


Fifi February 8, 2015 at 7:31 pm

I’m with everyone who posted their comments. WHY NOT? Honestly, I watched this show because of Misha Collins but I after watching the first episode I got hooked and couldn’t stop watching! This was one of the most interesting plots I’ve ever watched in a TV series and YES, Sarah Michelle Gellar did a great job and I want more!! at least one more season please?!


Dawn Meredith January 24, 2015 at 2:04 pm

This was a great show. I discovered it on Netflix last year. Watched it twice. Then re-watched it with my husband over Christmas vacation. TV is made for stupid people and shows with intelligent well acted scripts don’t last. I hope that Netflix picks this up for a second season. Or Amazon. Someone PLEASE.

Dawn Meredith
My husband and I are both lawyers. We love intelligent, suspenseful dramas.


Dawn Meredith January 24, 2015 at 2:07 pm

ps. The fact that it was on CW is why it did not do well. No one watches that network for serious tv shows.


Charlie October 8, 2014 at 10:14 pm

I just discovered this show on and watched all the episodes in three days because I just couldn’t stop watching it. It is one of the BEST shows I have ever seen. Sarah Michelle Gellar is one of the best actresses around and the show was brilliant, with all of the twists and turns and suspense. I am always amazed that horribly violent and just plain boring, inane shows are renewed year after year and incredible shows such as Ringer are not renewed. I was really hoping for at least one more season.


Shawn September 6, 2014 at 1:02 am

Netflix rating on this were high so I added to my queue. Once I started to watch, I could not stop. Great show. The network should consider bringing the show back. How unfortunate for the viewers.


Brooklin August 14, 2014 at 10:09 am

I just finished watching the first season of Ringer and I totally loved the show and am very dissapointed it won’t be continuing. I know serval people who have discovered it on netflix and love it! I think it would be worth continuing on! It was entertaining and very captivating. I liked it so much I watched all the episodes in 2 weeks in between work. Just thought I would take a minute to let you know you can add another viewer to your count and that I would give it 5 stars.


FARNAZ April 16, 2014 at 6:22 am

I has just finished the first season & I’m very confused how CW had not continue the show ???
I really think that all the junk shows with super natural & unbelievable non realistic contents ( just like that sarah’s Buffy ) are the most ratings gainers that some kind of the general non- educated people tend to watch .
please re consider in airing the second season with all the turns & twists this show had I promise that every one would be pleased


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