While doomsday meteors, mass vanishings, demonic possessions, and serpent gods couldn’t stop the Copeland family, no one is immune to the network TV Powers That Be. The Aftermath TV show on Syfy has been cancelled after its first and only season.
Star James Tupper broke the news that there would be no Aftermath season two, on Twitter. Halfire Entertainment produced the post-apocalyptic sci-fi drama in association with Syfy and Canada’s Space channel. Anne Heche, Julia Sarah Stone, Taylor Hickson, and Levi Meaden also starred.
James Tupper Announces Space and Syfy Have Cancelled Aftermath After One Season
So sad to report #Aftermath will not be getting a second season. #sobummed
— James Tupper (@MrJamesTupper) January 12, 2017
Aftermath Season One Ratings | Syfy
In the US, Aftermath premiered on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 with a 0.16 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and 634,000 viewers. While the series never really built on that audience, it did manage to maintain it.
Overall, the first season of Aftermath averaged a 0.16 in the demo and drew an average total audience of 594,000 viewers.
Those numbers currently put Aftermath right in the middle of Syfy’s slate. Out of the 15 Syfy TV shows we have been tracking in to 2016-17 television season, Aftermath ranks seventh, when we sort by either demo ratings or average total audience size.
Although it is a bit of a surprise to see a cable channel cancel a middle-of-the-pack TV series, remember, Aftermath is a Syfy-Space co-production. In other words, the decision was not only Syfy’s to make.
That said, in the recent past, Syfy has cancelled shows that earned better ratings in both measures. When the cable channel cancelled Defiance after three seasons, it was averaging a 0.25 and 1.125 million, respectively. Similarly, Dominion, which was cancelled after two seasons on Syfy, averaged a 0.25 in the demo and 869,000 total viewers.
Finally, what do you think? Did you watch the first season of the Aftermath TV show? Do you think Syfy and Space should have cancelled or renewed it for a second season? Let us know, below.
I would like to watch this again cause I like the show
As much money as television makes off of its viewers, which is us, they should at least have the decency and respect to go ahead and spend the money on making a 2-3 episode closure season when they decide to cancel shows that have such a loyal and dedicated viewer base.
Like with numerous series that are cancelled it should be stipulated that there should be a one off final episode that ties up all the loose ends and does not leave people in the dark and frustrated
I started watching this series in Sept 2020. I didn’t know that this series had been cancelled after season 1 until episode 13 ended in a cliffhanger and not an ending. I’m very disappointed that it ended. I found it to be a really good series and looked forward to watching it. I knew that there was only 1 season with 13 episodes to watch but I thought that it was going to have an ending and not leave us with a cliffhanger! I think they should bring it back for 1 more season or at least one more episode… Read more »
I’m sorry but these cancelled shows must have an ending made like the show timeless it was cancelled so they did a 2 part finish to its seasons this should be for all shows started I’m personally getting tired of watching unfinished shows
Me too… it’s so frustrating to get into a good show and not know what happens to the characters. The way I watch shows now is to check the internet followers and find out if it ends or not. Then I don’t watch the ones canceled. Netflix is the worst. I only watch movies on it now … no tv series.
They definitely should have given it at least a second season. Sometimes it takes time for a show it build momentum. I thought it was interesting, especially the use of different cultural legends like the Aswang, Filipino mythology. Although they were totally wrong what it was and mispronounced it. Still cool. Very disappointed that they cancelled Aftermath so early.
I’ve really enjoyed watching Aftermath. It’s cool & edgy, with plenty of Twists & Turns in the story lines. I truly hope that they will eventually get to make a Season 2, or more.
Found this show entertaining. Good actors. Want to see more didnt know what was coming next season 2.3.4……… please
Aftermath was brilliant but we all need to see a season two why stop such a good view need more
I watched every episode and though I was a bit irritated by the twins and their bickering and it is a bit far fetched on how much they were able to kill.
But all in all the show made me want to watch it and I am not a sci fi person.
Same, the fact that money may be more likely to have ended this than viewers.
It all but seems Criminal to cancel the Aftermath. I watch the show from the beginning and it has brought so many answers to me with questions I wasn’t sure I needed or even wanted to know trying to understand Scientology, th Cult. My grandfather had a copy of Hubbard’s book concerning Scientology. Not really sure if he practiced it or not, but it scares me to think he was actually interested in reading the whole thing. Leah Remini and Mike Renner do such an awesome job at explaining a complicated religion that appears to be a CULT based on… Read more »
My husband and I really enjoyed this show and we were running bummed out that they didn’t continue it.
I loved the show. And I got my husband to watch it with me. Kind bummed that’s how it ends.
We just discovered this show, binged it this week.
Now we find it’s canceled.