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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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Carolyn Kelly July 17, 2012 at 2:25 am

I wish you bring this show back! I hated it when you didn’t show new episodes for over a month then brought it back. Maybe that is why viewers dropped!! They could never trust you to keep a constant showtime!!

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Christy July 14, 2012 at 11:54 pm

It’s really getting annoying to find a show you like and they cancel it so they can air garbage like reality shows. Reality shows suck! If we want reality we wouldnt be watching tv in the first place. We’d rather be taken to a place of magic and imagination. When I want to see reality I’ll go to the mall! Jerks!

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Sara July 11, 2012 at 8:01 am

WTH??? I loved The Secret Circle even though my husband would make fun of me for watching the show. lol I may be in my late 30′s (gasp!) but I liked the show! I don’t understand why networks keep renewing reality shows like Survivor, DWTS, American Idol…I am pretty much tired of reality shows! Lets keep the dramas on TV so we can watch someone that ACTUALLY has a storyline!

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JLBJLB628 July 6, 2012 at 7:20 pm

cw a network I will never watch again.

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JLBJLB628 July 6, 2012 at 7:14 pm

CW – WHAT’S CW. OH, YOU MEAN THAT MINOR NETWORK THAT DOESN’T EXIST FOR ME ANY MORE

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Ginger82 July 5, 2012 at 5:58 pm

I’m so mad that the secret circle will not be back. Its such a good show I mean who really wants to watch supernatural or 90210 not me I will stick to my witches and camps. Bring it back for season 2. Its obvious everyone wants to cont watching it.

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Emily July 1, 2012 at 12:54 am

Oh and to the comment from Leah.
What you just described about The Secret Circle is way off. why don’t you look at Vampire Diaries befor you talk their copy cats of twlight.
Stop trying to annoy every fan of the secret circle and go and annoy your vampire diary buddy’s.

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Emily June 30, 2012 at 5:49 pm

I’m very upset but mostly… I’m pissed off.!
The secret circle was my all time favorite show.
Now that it went off the air because of CW i’m not going to watch any of their shows.
They could have took off Vampire diarys befor the secret circle(I do like vampire diarys but as i said i’m not going to watch CW).
Or any other show Alot of people liked The secret circle and how the ending was….They pretty much said there was going to be anuther season on how it ending.
Its really annoying on how everytime we find good shows they take them off the air and i’m not just talking about the CW i’m talking about alot of channels.
Well as i said i’m not going to watch the CW anymore and all of you guys shouldn’t ether.

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ROBIN June 26, 2012 at 1:30 pm

ARE YOU KIDDED ME, COME ON THEIR NOTHING ON ANYMORE. LET GET WITH IT. THEY KEEP TAKING THE GOOD SHOWS OFF & KEEPING THE CLAP SHOW ON. WHY DO THEY KEEP DOING THIS

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mahsa June 26, 2012 at 3:36 am

plzzzzzzzzzzzzzz show the season 2.why no bodu cares about our(viwers) idea???????????

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Raul June 19, 2012 at 10:54 pm

I say keep the secret circle it is an amazing show with amazing actors and actresses. The secret circle is the first show in a long time that I actually would spend my whole day watching. Say yes to the secret circle it’s awesome. And you cant just leave us with the season finale showing the rest of the balcoin witches and then just cancel the show that’s just no right.

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Leah June 12, 2012 at 1:51 am

Good riddance. The Secret Circle was awful. Bad writing, bad characters and bad actors. The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural are the two best shows on the network. Keep TSC cancelled, I say.

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jc June 10, 2012 at 1:42 am

will they hear our comments?
>well, the first time i’ve watch secret circle..i already liked it..don’t pull it out yet…aren’t it going to be petitioned?what website is its petition spot??i will sign there! renew secret circle..YES TO SEASON 2!!!!

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MG June 4, 2012 at 4:15 am

I don’t understand. The crappy “Vampire Diaries” has a better rating? What is wrong with people today? It seems that the crappier and more unintelligent a show is, the better it does. No wonder our government is run by idiots. Those idiots are us and those we elect. Wake up people. Demand better for you and your future children. They are going to need it after this generation is through dummying down. Better yet, do us a favor and don’t have any children. It seems the 2006 movie “Idiocracy” has foretold our future. A movie I seen only because I was stuck at my inbred brother in-law’s house as he thought it would be the greatest family movie ever to watch. I can’t believe my sister was knotted up by such a waste of oxygen.

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KIKZ June 1, 2012 at 6:54 am

PLZ PLZ PLZ A MILLION TIMES PLZ PUT BACK ON SECRET CIRCLE.I DONT KNOW WATZ WRONG WITH SOME PPL.THEY SAY ITZ KRAP EXCEPT BUT REALLY THEY ARE KRAP.JEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZ SECRET CIRCLE WAS 1 OF THE BEST SHOWS EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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