Premiering in 1973, The Exorcist became one of the most successful movies in history. But, how’s The Exorcist TV show that’s airing on the FOX network doing? Will this TV series be long remembered or quickly forgotten? Will it run for many seasons or will it be cancelled? Cancel or keep it?
The Exorcist TV show follows two very different priests. Father Tomas Ortega (Alfonso Herrera) is progressive, ambitious and compassionate. Meanwhile, Father Marcus Keane (Ben Daniels) is relentless, abrasive and utterly consumed by his mission. Together, they tackle a family’s case of a horrifying demonic possession. The series also stars Kurt Egyiawan, Geena Davis, Alan Ruck, Brianne Howey, and Hannah Kasulka.
Debuting on September 23rd, The Exorcist attracted a 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.85 million viewers. That was a disappointing start in the ratings, even for a Friday night series. And the numbers have gotten worse.
In week two, the demo rating dropped 40%, falling to a 0.6 rating with 1.976 million viewers. The later episodes rose to a 0.7 in the demo but total viewership has remained about the same, never cracking two million.
Unfortunately, with such poor ratings, The Exorcist will surely be cancelled. It’s hard to imagine that FOX execs would order any more episodes or even consider making a second season of the series. Hopefully the 13th and likely final episode will bring the show’s small audience some sense of closure.
But, what do you think? Do you like The Exorcist TV show? Do you think that it should be cancelled or moved to another night? Cancel or keep it?