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The Sing-Off: Will It Be Back for Season Four or Cancelled?

Sing Off season four or canceled[SPOILER] Last night, NBC aired the third season finale of The Sing-Off and crowned the winners of the a capella competition. Pentatonix, a five-person ensemble from Arlington, Texas, took home a Sony recording contract and $200,000. Will there be more winners and a fourth season of The Sing-Off or, will the TV series be cancelled instead?

Hosted by Nick Lachey, The Sing-Off began as a short-run series with just four episodes in December of 2009. It did reasonably well (a 2.3 in the 18-49 demographic with 6.9 million viewers) and was cheap to produce so the peacock network brought it back for season two. It returned the following December and was expanded to five episodes. That renewal paid off and the ratings rose 26%, to an average of a 2.9 in the demo with 8.6 million viewers.

NBC decided to take another chance and give The Sing-Off a two-hour timeslot on the fall schedule and 11 episodes. That gamble didn’t pay off and the ratings have been terrible.

The Sing-Off began this season with a disappointing 1.9 rating in the demographic with 5.3 million viewers. The numbers never got any better they dropped as low as a 1.3 rating, less than half of its worst demo rating last season. The show’s consistently been in fourth place in its timeslot and has lost 40% in the demo season-to-season.

The reality competition is the second-highest non-scripted show on the network but, given the state of the rest of NBC’s schedule, that’s not saying much.

Will NBC cancel The Sing Off? If the network were in better shape, of course they would. As things are, I suspect NBC will bring it back for another season but give it either a summer or holiday run, when competition and expectations are far lower.

In retrospect, they probably shouldn’t have messed with the success they’d been having with it.

But, what do you think? Should Sing-Off return for another season or are you done with it?

 

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Anonymous August 5, 2012 at 3:36 pm

See, NBC needs to see these comments. Bring the show back!!

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Angela Wenger August 1, 2012 at 6:24 am

Yes, yes, yes!!!!!! Please bring it back! It’s our families favorite singing show! We love it!

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Beth Zibura July 28, 2012 at 5:59 pm

Yes, it’s the best show ever!!!!!p

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Barbara July 27, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Oh my goodness……yes, yes, yes. My husband and I enjoyed this program more than AGT, by far. True talent with none of the fluff. It’s almost unbelievable how the sounds of an entire band are made with beautiful human voices.

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Cindy July 25, 2012 at 10:43 am

I’ve been looking forward to Season 4 – would be disappointed if it were to be cancelled!!

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Jarrell July 20, 2012 at 4:51 pm

I enjoyed this show and would be disappointed if u didn’t bring it back. It is very talented and entertaining. Love the Judges. Bring back , bring back, bring back!

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Jarrell July 20, 2012 at 4:47 pm

I really enjoyed the show all the groups were talented. I also enjoyed what the judges have to say especially Shawn Stockman. Please bring it back. I’m looking forward to a forth season. Nova, Committed, and Pentatonix were all fantastic. Thanks for bringing it back.

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Joyce Howard July 16, 2012 at 8:46 pm

Definitely, Bring it back. Loved “Sing Off”. The talent was wonderful, and I loved it. Couldn’t wait each week for its the night when it would be on. Been waiting for the show to return all year.

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Matthew (inspired by Sing-Off) July 16, 2012 at 12:15 am

The sing-off was a great show! Always right after the show i lock myself in my room and i try sing the way mazingly talented way people on that show sing. it’s a very inspirational show. Please keep it going. You don’t have to have 2 brackets, maybe do 2 season a year. a winter winner and a summer winner!

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Irena July 11, 2012 at 10:37 am

ofcourse, bring it back! i love it! i’m from Slovenia, and can’t watch it on tv, anyway i watched it on internet and everytime waited anxiously for the next episode. me, my husband and a lot of my friends are addicted to it. can’t wait for the next season.

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Loronda July 7, 2012 at 6:32 pm

YES,YES, YES. – Please BRING IT BACK. The Sing-off is by far the best show with real talent. Last year my husband and I were glued to the TV the entire season.

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Anonymous June 30, 2012 at 10:19 pm

that was a good show go ahead take the chance i wanna see and hear the awwwsomeness

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D June 28, 2012 at 8:27 pm

I definitely want this show to return. Singers that have REAL talent, variety of music types. Appeals to all ages. PLEEEEEEASE!!!

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Marcia June 27, 2012 at 5:18 pm

I definitely want to see this show again. The talent is incredible. A good family show!!

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John June 25, 2012 at 7:59 pm

The Sing-Off was THE show for personal enjoyment. The talents’ on this program were very hard to see eliminated during all seasons. The 3rd season however brought me home and glued me to the TV for every show. If the network is going to decide on this program over the news for something to cut. I vote the news goes and this wonderful form of entertainment remain!

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