Terriers: New FX TV Show Debuts; Cancel or Keep It?

IMAGEThe new series on FX, Terriers, has been garnering some solid reviews. But, how did it do in the ratings? Should it continue for many years or be put to sleep…er, cancelled?

Terriers follows a pair of unorthodox and unlicensed private detectives. They’ll take just about any job, no matter how small or how strange. The show stars Donal Logue, Michael Raymond-James, Kimberly Quinn, Laura Allen, Rockmond Dunbar, and Jamie Denbo.

Per the overnight ratings, the Terriers premiere looks to be underwhelming at best. The debut attracted a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic and about 1.6 million total viewers. While cable ratings are typically smaller than those of the major networks, FX has seen much better.

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To put it in perspective, in September 2008, Sons of Anarchy debuted to a 1.2 rating in the key demo and 2.53 million viewers. This past March, Justified’s premiere brought in a 1.5 demo rating and 4.15 million.

Even Nip/Tuck, which had sharply declined over the years, averaged a 0.8 in the demo and 1.7 million viewers for its final season — in the same Wednesday night timeslot.

So, Terriers has gotten off to a very poor start. FX is planning to pair repeats with new installments of Sons of Anarchy. It seems doubtful but maybe this will help. Right now, it doesn’t look like Terriers will survive past its first season of 13 episodes.

But, what do you think? Is Terriers worth watching or should it be cancelled? Cancel or keep it?

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  1. Netflix watcher says

    Very upset. We dont have cable we use netflix in our house for just about everything we watch. Loved the fact this was on netflix and were able to watch it. Terriers is an amazing show, shame on those who would make a first season and not make another one! Its like closing the rollercoaster in a park while you are halfway through the ride. Who would do that? Just saying…. make another season, it was awesome we would definately watch and buy the dvds.

  2. Rachelle says

    I just finished the 13th episode of Terriers. Really it’s one of the best shows I’ve seen in a long long time. Oddly I hadn’t even heard of it until I stumbled across it on Netflix. Wrapping up what is currently “the last episode” I feel like I’ve lost friends. What a shame to cancel such a smart, well written, spectacularly acted show. It boggles the mind that things with canned laughter, shallow plot lines and superficial characters are the preferred norm today. (How I Met Your Mother comes to mind) The reality of Idiocracy can’t be far off now and soon we will be watching “Ouch my Balls”…..sigh. Bring it back and promote it properly, if there’s still hope for us America will fall in love.

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