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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.

Should Terriers continue?

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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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Jill September 19, 2011 at 4:42 pm

I miss Terriers, pleeeaaassseee bring it back!

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ALAN July 22, 2011 at 7:09 am

seriously,you leave me hanging at the lights wondering if he is going to mexico,or to jail.
i love this show. i suppose if “americas most wanted” can get canceled,because we have to know what the jersey shore idiots are doing,and they are not even all italian,real shows
that most people like have no chance. please give it another season,and see what happens. i really liked the show and want it BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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joan July 6, 2011 at 4:37 pm

Bring the Teriers back…………………one of my favorite shows.

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Mary May 26, 2011 at 1:28 pm

I love this show — -change the name so maybe it will attract a better audience. I really hope they rethink they. It was smart, funny and thought provoking.. I loved the characters.

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Andrea Kauffman May 24, 2011 at 8:12 am

Television is devoted to idiots who watch so called reality shows and any one with intelligence is left to watch great shows only to have them cancelled. I will miss Terriers and Rubicon.

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BMART May 23, 2011 at 8:14 am

So sorry to here Terriers was canceled. I was really looking forward the great chemistry between Hank and Britt.

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Stella May 13, 2011 at 11:08 am

I Can’t Beleave It…. Every Time You People Put A Good TV Show On FX You Then Take It Away….. What Kind Of Crap Is That………… I Mean Really Come On The Story Was Just Getting Good And The Plot Was Getting Thick You Can’t Cancel Now Please. There Are Many People Who Want To See More And I For One Would Love, Love, Love Not To Be Hanging So Give It Another Season And Finish The Story Line At Least Give Us That. Terriers Is A Good Show Don’t Let It Go.

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Anonymous May 9, 2011 at 2:32 pm

We love this show. The writing was superb, a cut above network television. We even liked the name of the show. And I agree, it needed some better promotion – bring it back this summer while the rest of television sucks!

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Patti April 28, 2011 at 9:30 pm

We love this show. We hope you bring it back. Promote it better or something–people just haven’t discovered it. I thought it was one of the best new shows last year and really sad if it doesn’t come back. The writing was great–we really cared about what happens to the characters.

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Awesome Person April 23, 2011 at 12:58 am

KEEP IT KEEP IT SHOW IT SHOW IT MORE SEASONS MORE SEASONS NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW!!!!

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Charles April 19, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Terriers is one of the BEST shows on tv. You gotta believe!
If NBC was so quick to cancel shows because of 1st year ratings, Seinfeld would not have seen season 2.
You have to have faith in your quality-and Terriers is HIGH QUALITY!

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BILL CARTER March 28, 2011 at 6:25 pm

DO NOT CANCEL TERRIERS!! SOMEONE NEEDS TO GET OUT AND PROMOTE THIS SHOW HARDER AND GIVE IT ONE MORE SEASON. WITH SO MANY SHOWS OUT THERE WHICH ARE NOTHING MORE THAN COPIES OF ONE ANOTHER, WE’VE GOT TO KEEP THE SHOWS WITH ORIGINALITY , TOTAL QUALITY CAST MEMBERS, AND WELL WRITTEN , STRONG, EMOTIONAL, AND ENTERTAINING STORIES. I’LL KEEP MY FINGERS CROSSED FOR A GOOD OUTCOME AND WISH THE WHOLE CAST, CREW, AND ALL THOSE INVOLVED, GOOD LUCK. “TERRIERS” DESERVES ANOTHER SHOT.

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Sarah Ann March 28, 2011 at 2:37 am

Let another network buy it! HBO perhaps? Give them a good deal!! :)k

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Sarah Ann March 28, 2011 at 2:33 am

Im very upset that such a great show is being cancelled? Why not get rid of these silly shows that make people look dumb?

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Mint Greninger March 21, 2011 at 11:45 am

FX has so little of it’s own programing for it to cancel one of the best series on television seems to our family to a tremendous error in their judgment. I was just checking on line today to find out why we weren’t seeing the trailers for the new season of Terriers and was disappointed to learn of the cancellation of this program. I began to wonder who was making the decisions at this network after watching all of the hype for upcoming and coming and coming of Rescue Me with nothing ever making it on air. I would just hope that the sons don’t take another trip overseas so I don’t have to find something else to fill that time slot too.

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Anonymous April 22, 2011 at 2:44 pm

What a huge mistake not bringing back this show.
Change the name, it’s terrible

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