Whodunnit?: Cancel or Keep the ABC Mystery Series?

WHODUNNIT? cancel or keep?Since June, ABC has been airing a murder mystery reality series called Whodunnit?. Has the show been making a killing in the ratings? Should the network cancel or renew it for a second season?

Whodunnit? follows a group of 13 contestants who have been invited to stay in a Beverly Hills mansion. Guided by host/butler Giles (Gildart Jackson), they try to solve the “murders” of other contestants, uncover the killer’s identity, and survive long enough to ultimately win a $250,000 prize.

The show debuted on June 23rd to a 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.05 million total viewers. It wasn’t a very impressive start and the second episode’s ratings dropped more than 20%, to a 1.0 rating and 3.19 million viewers. The numbers have stayed at roughly those levels ever since.

The ratings are pretty lousy but the small audience has remained consistent and loyal. While ABC could justifiably cancel Whodunnit?, something tells me they may give it a second chance anyway.

The network sometimes decides to give struggling shows a bit more time. For example, they could have cancelled Shark Tank after one season but decided to stick with it instead. Their patience was rewarded and it’s grown into a hit show on Friday nights. Whodunnit? might be lucky as well.

But, what do you think? Should ABC renew Whodunnit? for a second season or should they cancel it instead? Have you been watching each week?

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  1. Kathryn says

    I love this show. Its definitely a different show to watch especially since it makes you think while you are watching it. You feel like you are solving the case and that’s always fun. I really hope they keep the show around cause i will keep watching

  2. Colorado Bob says

    Our whole family was glued to the screen each Sunday night. We loved the show, the cast, and especially the Butler!

  3. Anonymous says

    I really enjoyed the show, some episodes I watched twice. However the unveiling of the killer could have been better. Please please keep I’m a true fan

  4. maddie says

    I have my friends watching it and I freakinglove it. It’s amazing so much to think about pls keep it going

  5. Diana says

    This show is great!! It was kind of campy and cheesy but it is soooo addictive!!! I got my teenage son and sister hooked on it towards the middle and end of the series. Love this show!!!

  6. Geo Cash says

    Cancel it! The ending sucked. It was not about rewarding the contestant who figured out who the killer was. It was about finishing a puzzle the fastest. The ending was a huge disappointment.

    • Rob says

      Personally, I didn’t see anything wrong with the way the final episode worked. Lindsay didn’t “know” who the killer was, because there were no true clues left to allow the contestants to figure out the killer’s identity, only clues about the murders themselves. Lindsay’s “knowledge” was pure speculation. The killer’s goal was to see who was a worthy opponent, and Lindsay obviously wasn’t worthy, as she did not have the memory and observation skills to solve the killer’s puzzle the fastest. Makes perfect sense to me.

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