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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  1. Amanda says

    I love this show and just got done watching it on Netflix! I am very upset to hear it is cancelled, the actors are amazing, the story line is amazing, I even cried once or twice while watching this show, I am so hooked and now its cancelled!! BRING THE RINGER BACK!!!!!!!

  2. christina vats says

    I loved this show. I was very sad to see it end like that, only one season? it is like no one gave it any chance. there should have been at least a comment from everyone who loved this show. and then maybe they would have kept this show going. the show ringer was very addicting. I wanted more everytime I watched it.

    • Amanda says

      I feel the same way I loved this show it very addictng, I started watching it on Netflixs and could not stop, finished it all in a week!!! I am in love with the actors and the story line of the show and now left with nothing since they cancelled it!!! At least sell the next season on dvd or something, OR BETTER YET BRING THE RINGER BACK!!!! PLEASE!

  3. Lynn says

    I don’t watch much TV, but when I do I’m choosy about the programs and I looked forward to and watched this show every week and am very VERY disappointed to read it has been cancelled and not up for renewal. I certainly hope they reconsider and bring it back!

  4. Catherine says

    I really liked this show. Just watched it all on Netflix. The ratings system is antiquated and inaccurate. Very disappointed it will not be renewed, while really rediculous shows like the Carrie Diaries gets all this hype. Maybe if you are 12 you will like that lame show. Give me a break. At least HBO & Showtime actually keep good shows for several years when they are good. CW and every other regular network have the attention span of gnats & they cancel everything that’s good. If you can’t follow the story, then read a book because you are not very bright.

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