The Secret Circle: No Second Season; Cancelled

CW cancels Secret Circle no season twoIt seems not even magic couldn’t help bring the ratings up. The CW has cancelled The Secret Circle after one season of 22 episodes.

A supernatural series, The Secret Circle follows teenager Cassie Blake (Britt Robertson) who, after moving to Chance Harbor, discovers that she is a witch and part of a young secret coven. The show also stars Thomas Dekker, Gale Harold, Phoebe Tonkin, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Shelly Hennig, Louis Hunter, Ashley Crow, and Natasha Henstridge.

When the season began, it looked like The CW had found the perfect match for their big hit, The Vampire Diaries. The premiere drew a 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 3.05 million viewers. These days, those are excellent numbers for the smallest network.

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In week two, the ratings dropped 31% but were still strong by CW standards. Unfortunately, over the course of the season, they have tumbled downward. They’ve gone as low as 0.5 rating with just 1.14 million viewers. Other CW shows were performing better and they didn’t have the advantage of having such a strong lead-in.

On our CW Ratings Report Card, which measures the relative demographic numbers of shows on the network, The Secret Circle has a “B+” grade. That grade however is heavily reliant on the early season numbers and the show hasn’t been pulling those in months.

If The CW had renewed Secret Circle for a second season, the ratings would likely have been lower when it returned in the fall — lower still without a Vampire Diaries lead-in.

The CW has different standards for success than other networks and derives income from other sources beyond broadcast viewing. They also have just 10 hours of primetime space available. It just didn’t make sense to bring Secret Circle back for another season.

The series finale aired on last Thursday night, May 10th, so there won’t be any further resolution for the ongoing storylines.

What do you think? Are you upset that The Secret Circle has been cancelled and won’t be returning for a second season? What will you miss about the show?

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  1. Lindsey says

    I hate how there is not going to be another season. It’s was my favorite show and still is. I love it. And I can’t believe there won’t be anther season to continue it. I’m so bummed out. Like seriously what’s the problem making another season. I really need to know what comes next. Please!!!!! Continue the show.
    It’s so amazing how how to conceive Brown to make you feel that way yet in the movie . So please keep it going. I beg of you.

  2. Anonymous says

    The CW really needs to reconsider cancelling all of these shows especially the good ones…just highly upsetting and the fact that it was left on a cliffhanger upsets me even more.

  3. Alexander Smith says

    It really should have kept going i literally need to know what is going on like if it wasn’t for this show i wouldn’t have nights where I was on the edge of my seat and couldn’t stop watching I literally have lived off this show for the past two days it was one of the things that brought back my memories from when i was a little bit younger; when i wasn’t watching it I was always wondering what would happen next so if you could would you please start the series back up it would mean the world to me and all the fans of the show?

  4. Natasha Harris says

    Yes it is very upsetting to hear that the secret circle is canceled because it made me feel joy to know that after one there will be another and that makes want to wake up the next knowing that my joy will remain intact and the Secret Circle makes me feel like this because the Secret Circle capture emotions like heartbreak forgiveness anger fear all the good parts to an amazing show series and after adding all the magic powers the secret balcoin blood line and the new balcoin circle this war shouldn’t end and i would help save the joy of this show if there is anything I can do at all email me please thank you and hopefully you will put the second season back on air

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