Don’t look for a third season of Helix on Syfy. The cable channel has cancelled the thriller series after two seasons and 26 episodes.
Helix follows a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control who travel to the Arctic. They find themselves pulled into a terrifying life-and-death struggle that could decide the future of humankind. The cast includes Billy Campbell, Kyra Zagorsky, Mark Ghanimé, Jordan Hayes, Neil Napier, Matt Long, Steven Weber, Jim Thorburn, and Christina Rosato.
The series debuted in January of 2014 and drew positive numbers for the cable channel. The first season ended up averaging a 0.45 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.39 million viewers.
Syfy renewed it for a second season but the somewhere along the line, lots of viewers seem to have lost interest. The start of season two was down by more than 45% when compared to the series launch.
The numbers got worse as the season progressed and the 13 episodes ended up averaging a 0.17 rating with 560,000 viewers — a season-to-season decline of 60%.
The season (now series) finale aired on April 10th.
What do you think? Did you like the Helix TV show? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a third season? Why do you think so many people stopped watching?