Although superhero and YA dramas are The CW’s bread and butter, during the summer months, the littlest network mostly features unscripted series. This time around though, they’ve introduced two new scripted series, The Outpost and the Burden of Truth TV show, which premiered during the same week. While the former fits in with CW’s usually fantasy drama fare, Burden of Truth, which originated on Canada’s CBC, is a legal drama. It’s been renewed in Canada but, can it draw a large enough audience to be invited back to the States for a second season? Will Burden of Truth be cancelled or renewed for season two on The CW? Stay tuned.
A CW serial drama from creator Brad Simpson, Burden of Truth stars Kristin Kreuk, Peter Mooney, Alex Carter, Star Slade, Benjamin Ayres, Nicola Correia-Damude, Meegwun Fairbrother, and Sara Thompson. The series centers on attorney Joanna Hanley (Kreuk), who walked away from her partnership at a corporate law firm in order to figure out why a mysterious illness is afflicting high school girls from her home town. Back in Millwood, Manitoba, on the Canadian prairie, Joanna joins forces with her old high school foe, Billy Crawford (Mooney), who is now a local attorney. While she’s trying to get to the truth of what’s happening to these girls, she must also face why her family fled the town, years ago.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly in the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — usually the next day, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
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Note: These are the Live + Same Day Ratings which include “live” viewing plus delayed DVR viewing, up until 3am local time that same night. Ratings marked with an “*” are the fast affiliate ratings and will be updated with the Live+SD numbers when they are made available. Typically, networks get paid for C+3 ratings which includes DVR viewing within three days of the original airing when commercials are watched. Those numbers are rarely released to the press.
What do you think? Do you like the Burden of Truth TV series on The CW? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a second season?