The Event: Season One Wraps, Hope for Season Two?

EventJason Ritter, star of The Event, tweeted today that, “I finished my last day of shooting on The Event. These last four episodes have been amazing! Catch up on old ones so you’re ready Monday!”

Talking about the show’s future, Ritter also wrote, “I would say if the ratings keep doing what they did on Monday, Season 2 is very likely! But we need all of your help to spread the word!!”

While we don’t know exactly what NBC has in mind for their 2011-12 schedule, it seems that Ritter is being overly optimistic about The Event’s chances for a second season. The show started off with very healthy ratings back in September but they quickly declined to very unhealthy levels.

The Event premiered with a 3.6 rating in the all-important 18-49 demographic and 10.88 million viewers, and then quickly slid downward. By November, the numbers fell to a 1.7 rating and 5.54 million viewers. They stayed at that level for the remainder of 2010 and then NBC put the series on hiatus, promising a relaunch in early 2011.

TV show supportWhen The Event returned in early March, it seemed like a lot of people had lost interest and/or figured that the series had already been cancelled. Since the return, it’s been averaging a 1.2 demo rating and 4.39 million viewers. Those are horrible numbers, even by NBC’s present standards. Remember, the network cancelled Undercovers when it was averaging a 1.4 rating and 5.97 million viewers.

This week’s episode of The Event was up by 18% in the demo. That’s very encouraging until you realize that the percentage increase is based on the numbers from a week earlier, a 1.1 rating and under four million. Those are CW-size ratings and it’s not hard to improve on those.

If fans of The Event can rally and the numbers keep increasing for the last four episodes of the season, NBC could very well consider renewing it. That’s going to be tough at this point.

If that doesn’t happen, let’s just hope that the writers wrap up the season in a fulfilling way for the fans who have stuck with it. The finale airs May 23rd.

What do you think? Does The Event still have a chance for season two? Will you watch the final episodes of the season? Do you think they’ll give enough closure in case it’s cancelled?

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  1. George says

    We watched the Event on NetFlix and it was great, please make season 2…… I want to see more of Jason Ritter

  2. Darren says

    Can not believe this show has been canceled. Doesn’t help the rateings when Chanel 4 show it at midnight . Top top show! Such a shame..

  3. says

    I know they need more veiwers, I would like to see season 2! It’s so exiting, I hope they will start make’n new episodes. And I think others people would like to see It to!! So go ON

  4. Rolando says

    The event is an AWESOME show, it needs to have a season 2, the end of it was not what i was expecting, they need to find a way to keep this going.
    PLEASE BRING IT BACK.

  5. Essie says

    Please bring the show back its great show lots of action and turns what wrong w people don’t they see its a great show give it a chance

  6. Eline says

    After seeing the pilot, we thought The Event was just one of those stupid US series about some very fake Barbie-kind people.
    Since it aired in Holland, I watched the previews and thought; hell no, I’m missing a GREAT show! We watched the last episode yesterday and we looked up when season two was going to start. I was amazed that another (not brainless) show was canceled! How could they? Ofcourse it’s al about the money, quantity and not quality. But well, that’s American networking the last couple of years. There has to be an ongoing love triangle, lots of sex or some one day fly voice or wannabe dancer. Sad to see another show go.
    Anyway, thanks, but no thanks.

    Eline, The Netherlands

  7. Karin says

    I would really really be disapointed when there isn’t going to be a second season!!
    I just can’t believe there isn’t enough interest… I know many people who would love to see what will happen!
    Please do go on!!

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