The Eyewitness TV show on USA Network has been cancelled after just one season of 10 episodes. The drama begins with teen boys — Philip Shea (Tyler Young) and Lukas Waldenbeck (James Paxton). When they meet up in a forest cabin to share their first kiss, they witness a shooting and barely escape with their lives. The cast also includes Julianne Nicholson, Gil Bellows, Warren Christie, and Tattiawna Jones.
An adaptation of the Norwegian crime thriller called Øyevitne, Eyewitness explores a grisly crime from the point of view of the eyewitnesses. Amanda Brugel, Aidan Devine, Rainbow Sun Francks, Matt Murray, Katie Douglas, Mercedes Morris, Carlyn Burchell, Alex Karzis, and Adrian Fritsch recur. Deadline reports there will be no second season on USA.
Eyewitness Cancelled on USA Network: A Look at the Ratings
The first and only season of Eyewitness averaged a 0.17 rating in the 18-49 year old viewer demographic and drew an average total audience of 639,000 viewers. Out of the nine new, scripted USA Network TV series we’re currently tracking, it ranked eighth in terms of its demo ratings and seventh in terms of audience size.
Falling Water is the only first run USA series performing worse in the demo, yet it has not been either cancelled or renewed. Eyewitness outperformed both it, and the second season of the Playing House TV show. USA renewed the latter for a third season, back in January 2016, which should premiere this spring.
What do you think? Did you watch the first season of Eyewitness? Should USA have cancelled or renewed this TV show for season two? Sound off in the comments.