On Detroit 1-8-7, a dedicated group of detectives fight hard to keep their city safe. Unfortunately, not enough people were interested in watching that battle. ABC has cancelled the TV series after just one season.
Detroit 1-8-7 follows a group of tough homicide detectives who work on the streets of one of the toughest cities of America. The TV series stars Michael Imperioli, Aisha Hinds, D.J. Cotrona, Erin Cummings, James McDaniel, Jon Michael Hill, Natalie Martinez, and Shaun Majumder.
Though many felt that the series was one of the strongest cop dramas to come to network TV in years, most of the general public wasn’t that interested. It stumbled right out of the gate when the premiere attracted just a 2.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 9.342 million total viewers.
The numbers dropped from there, losing 9% of the demo in week two and then 19% in week three. The ratings kept dwindling down and fell as a low as a 1.0 rating and 5.05 million viewers. It was clear pretty early on that Detroit 1-8-7 was doomed.
The cop series became the third lowest-rated scripted series on the network. Only My Generation and The Whole Truth performed worse and they were both cancelled early into the season.
ABC has now made it official and cancelled Detroit 1-8-7 after a single season of 18 episodes. The series finale aired on March 20th.
What do you think? Are you sorry that there won’t be a second season of Detroit 1-8-7? Why do you think it didn’t catch on?
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Watching this in 2021 (almost 2022) , and I really liked this show. They canned this after one season – can’t believe it!
i have seen a lot of cops and robbers–and detectives– in 75 years and this is just another–i fall asleep–
Probably was the most authentic series of its type. I thought it was a true hit. Was it on aired during sports play offs ? Writing was excellent, acting well above the average cop shows. A shame the network leaves trashy sitcoms and cancels pithy shows.
I was stationed overseas when this show came out, so until this week while browsing through Hulu I never knew it existed. I watched all 18 episodes back to back and couldn’t get enough! I have no idea why abc believes it would not have been smart to make a season 2, but perhaps ratings are not what they used to be. People watch things when they can. Gone are the days where people set their alarms for a television show. If you know you have something special like with Detroit 187, you keep going and let it stream. A… Read more »