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The Event: Big New TV Show for NBC; Cancel or Keep It?

The EventOf all the new shows this season, it seems like NBC has the highest hopes for The Event. How did the new show do in the ratings? Will it be the next Lost or the next FlashForward?

The Event follows Sean Walker (Jason Ritter), a young man who’s investigating the mysterious disappearance of his girlfriend. He slowly begins to uncover the biggest cover-up in the history of the United States. Others in the cast include Sarah Roemer, Laura Innes, Ian Anthony Dale, Scott Patterson, Clifton Collins Jr., Taylor Cole, Lisa Vidal, Bill Smitrovich, Zeljko Ivanek, and Blair Underwood.

The first episode attracted an average 3.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 10.9 million total viewers. It was in third place in both areas, though it did tie CBS’ Mike & Molly for second place in the demo in the second half hour.

What do you think of The Event?

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This was a big improvement over last season’s Heroes premiere and built on the Chuck lead-in by 80%. That’s impressive. What’s more, viewership grew as the hour progressed, meaning that people stuck with it and new people even joined in midway.

While this performance is positive, it’s not as big a start as the network wanted. The real test will be to see how well The Event holds up over the next few weeks. AS you may remember, ABC’s FlashForward started with very healthy numbers but viewership dwindled each week and it was ultimately cancelled after one season.

But, what do you think? Do you like The Event? Is it confusing or intriguing? Will you keep watching or should it be cancelled?


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Clazorack June 4, 2011 at 9:04 am

Please dont cancel this show! There are so many stupid comedies that atent funny, cancel them. This show has depth and a believable story line with alot more story to tell!


Peggy June 1, 2011 at 11:24 pm

PLEASE keep THT EVENT going!! I think it’s a great program, I want to see what happens next. PLEASE don’t cancel it!!!


britnee May 31, 2011 at 8:26 am

please keep the event>..:( everyone i know is in love with this mysterious show that has no answers til the end or til the next episode. The reasn we like it is because it holds that mystery of no answers, plus the adventure and the non terrestrials. Please keep the Event…


llvll@J!!!I) May 30, 2011 at 11:44 pm

Please Keep The Event… Montazerima Damet Garm NBC :D


Judy May 27, 2011 at 3:32 pm



Ali May 27, 2011 at 1:51 pm

me and all my family beg you to keep this show all saudi like this show please keep it


Leah Kay May 27, 2011 at 10:29 am

I love this show!!! It’s a keeper. It’s very intriguing. I want to know what happens next.


Bob S. May 24, 2011 at 3:45 pm

This show is great!! NBC should reconsider bad mistake on their part!!


E Collins May 24, 2011 at 1:46 pm

Nice show, wow it realy picked up lately one of the best show on tv right now, hope stays on for years to come


Darius May 24, 2011 at 10:42 am

i knew that the presidents wife was one of them she made up a huge lie talkin bout she was realy from cuba n not the dominican republic BULLS%^$ I knew she was one of them……and whats this shit i hear about there will be no season two they just cant leave us hangin like that it’s to many questions that need to be answerd like what the hell is on that scroll ritter had ughhhhhhh wtf NBC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!BRING BACK SEASON TWO OR GIVE THE RIGHTS 2 SCFI OR SUM


Shamus May 24, 2011 at 9:03 am

Keep The Event YES!! But it looks like NBC IN THEIR RIGHT MINDS ARE GOING TO CANCEL THE SHOW. I guess they still want to keep their ratings low for them.


Constantin Andrei-Calin May 24, 2011 at 4:26 am

KEEEEP IT! It’s a wonderfull show. please keep it on air!!! FROM ROUMANIA with love for The Event


jason May 24, 2011 at 3:16 am

Please keep the event, this is one my only favorite shows. ive been watching it weekly since episode 1!


Anonymous May 23, 2011 at 11:42 pm

KEEP THE EVENT!!! I love this show


Terry brown May 23, 2011 at 8:37 pm

Please don’t cancel the event we wait all week to watch it … We watched the finale and there is so much story to tell . So please put it back on ..if you need help writing please don’t hesitate to ask we will write it for free … the event. Thanks from all the viewers that are hooked ……..Terry


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