Allison DuBois (Patricia Arquette) often has visions and dreams about terrible events before they occur. You don’t have to have psychic powers however to know that her show, Medium, is in trouble once again. In May 2009, NBC cancelled the show and CBS picked it up because of future syndication profits. The ratings are not very good this year and, unless CBS wants to keep it going for the same reason, it looks very likely that Medium will be cancelled for good this time.
Remember, the most important thing to CBS and the sponsors is for people to watch the show on their television, while it’s being broadcast. If you like Medium and want to see it continue, there are a few things you can do to help keep it going.
- Watch the show each week, preferably live, and encourage others to do the same. You might know a Nielsen family and not even know it.
- Talk about the show with other people; at school, at work, online, or wherever. Creating a buzz about a show gets people interested and helps them stay invested in watching.
- Sign the petition below and encourage others to do the same.
- Write to the network. Be respectful. Everyone responds better to courtesy. Tell them how much you enjoy the show, that you’ve signed the petition, and that you want to see it continue. You can use this form or, even better, write via snail-mail to: Ms. Nina Tassler, CBS, 7800 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90039, RE: Medium
- Take note of the products that you see advertised consistently during the show. Write the advertisers and tell them that you appreciate their sponsoring the show and that you buy their products (if you do).
To CBS, Grammnet Productions, Picturemaker Productions, and CBS Television Studios:
We, the undersigned, have enjoyed watching the Medium TV show. We were greatly dismayed when NBC cancelled it and implore CBS not to make the same mistake. It is a well-acted and well-written show that seems to naturally combine family, supernatural, and crime drama all in one show.
Please find a way to keep Medium on the air. We are devoted viewers who will continue to watch the program, encourage others to do the same, and will support the series’ advertisers as well. If necessary, change its night and time. Please keep it going, either on CBS or, if necessary, on one of the other CBS-affiliated channels.
Thank you for your consideration.
Image courtesy CBS.