Set at the fictional St. Matthew’s Hospital, Heartbeat follows a cardio-thoracic surgeon, Dr. Alex Panttiere (Melissa George), as she tries to juggle her personal and professional lives. She eagerly fights authority, particularly when it comes to her patients’ health and well-being. The rest of the cast includes Dave Annable, Don Hany, Joshua Leonard, Jamie Kennedy, D.L. Hughley, Shelley Conn, Maya Erskine, and J. Louis Mills.
The series had been scheduled to launch in the fall but it was rescheduled due to Melissa George’s real-life pregnancy. Heartbeat finally debuted on March 22nd, following an episode of NBC’s highly-rated series The Voice. It drew a 1.39 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.30 million viewers. Given the lead-in, it was likely a disappointing premiere.
Heartbeat moved to its regular Wednesday night timeslot the next evening and the ratings took a big tumble, falling to a 0.89 rating with 5.16 million. The third installment lost even more viewers and last week’s installment took a big tumble, falling to a 0.66 rating with 3.90 million. It was in last place for its timeslot in the demo.
This drama series still has several weeks to improve its ratings but, with numbers like these, it’s hard to imagine that NBC will be renewing Heartbeat for a second season. The Mysteries of Laura’s ratings weren’t this low and its future looks questionable.
But, what do you think? Do you like the Heartbeat TV show? Cancel or keep it?
Pleaseeee I’m begging you keep it!!!!!! I love this show you left me at a cliff hanger cmon!!!!!! That’s just mean not to return after you got me addicted!
Just seen the final episode of this show in South Africa – would love to see a second series.
Keep it….bring it back….we want more.
Please… Please bring this show back for another season.. Give it a second chance.
Love this show. Please do not cancel. This show replaced Grey’s Anatomy for me.
This show deserves another season!!!! It is tense,funny,and informative. Well written,directed and the actors and characters fit together well. PLEASE GIVE IT ANOTHER SEASON!!!!!
Please keep heartbeat. I absolutely loved the show. I like the story line and the relationships within it. It kept me interested and I’ve been keeping up with every episode. I had taped them all and just finished watching them even though I’ve seen them all already. I was just checking when season two would be starting up and I was disappointed to see that you may have or already have cancelled it. PLEASE DO NOT CANCEL HEARTBEAT I LOVE IT IT IS A FABULOUS TELEVISION SHOW!!!!!!!
I just found this show on On Demand & have fallen in love with it ~ only to find that it was not renewed for a 2nd season. You have got to be kidding me. As a RN, I usually find medical dramas to be either boring or full of erroneous data. This show had interesting plots & story lines and I thought it was casted well. NBC didn’t even give it a fighting chance. PLEASE bring it back……
Please keep this show. It is sooo much better than ” reality” shows.
Please bring this show back for another season. We need more drama because the reality shows are taking over!!!
I love this show; very disappointed it’s cancelled!
Please keep this show, it is so fun to watch, all my friends love it. Give it a chance!
Please keep the show it is enjoyable to watch I am addicted please renew for a second season
OMG keep it there is too much crap on tv that is violent, or sad or just plain crap! Let us have this series that makes you feel good, laugh & cry all at once. Honestly with all the **** going on in this world let’s have this great show to help us remember what it’s like to laugh and cry but enjoy and look forward to the next episode. Why are great series cancelled too quickly? Is it because you want us to be miserable like you at the network obviously are?