In its sixth season, the ratings for ABC’s Once Upon a Time TV show dropped by around 30%, in both the 18-49 viewer demo and total viewership, yet it wasn’t cancelled. Now, season seven of Once will go on — on Fridays rather than Sundays — without stars Jennifer Morrison, Josh Dallas, Ginnifer Goodwin, Emilie de Ravin and others who have been with the show since its beginning. Some of them will guest star here and there, but will the audience return for the “reboot”? Is there a happy ending in the offing? Will Once Upon a Time be cancelled or renewed for season eight? Stay tuned.
The seventh season of Once Upon a Time stars Lana Parrilla, Robert Carlyle, Colin O’Donoghue, Andrew J. West, Gabrielle Anwar, Dania Ramirez, Alison Fernandez, and Mekia Cox. In the fairy tale drama’s seventh season on ABC, seasoned Enchanted Forest denizens must help a grown-up Henry Mills (West) and his daughter, Lucy (Fernandez) battle evil and return hope to their world and ours. And of course, they’ll have to deal with yet another pesky curse. The many guest stars this season include Morrison, de Ravin, Rebecca Mader, Jared Gilmore, Rose Reynolds, Adelaide Kane, Daniel Jeffrey, Liam Hall, Jillian Fargey, Darcy Laurie, and Meegan Warner. **Update below.
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Last year comparison: The sixth season of Once Upon a Time on ABC averaged a 0.94 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 3.15 million total viewers.
Note: These are the final national numbers (unless noted with an “*”). These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.
What do you think? Do you still like the Once Upon a Time TV series, or did the story really end for you with season six? Should this TV show have been cancelled or renewed for an eighth season on ABC?
**2/6 update: While no one is using the word “cancelled,” ABC has decided to end Once Upon a Time with season seven. Details here.
please do a season 8
I would love to see other seasons of “Once Upon A Time” because I LOVE this show with all my heart. It is my favorite show to watch. I am going to miss it. I hope and wish that it would come back. I hope for a renewal. I am sorry for all the complains from Season 6 going into Season 7, but I guess now that the people are understanding that there should be other seasons for “Once Upon A Time”. I hope this happens. Thank You.
I’d really love to see more seasons of once upon a time. It’s something original and one of a kind while at the same time we have been bored by tv series with crime-police plot. I’m gonna miss it! I hope for a renewal and an excellent storyline!!! ❤
I think they made a big mistake when they moved it to Fridays, against the Blindspot. I tried to go back and forth but with the changes, you really needed to be a steady watcher. At least on Sundays for those of us who stop watching football, there was something good on to watch.
I personally would love to see more episodes of once upon a time. This show has been one of my favorite TV shows of all time since the very beginning. I am going to be absolutely devastated to see this show go. I have gotteany of my friends and family to watch the show and we all love it so much. I really hope that the creators of the show change their minds and keep the show going.
Don’t care for the new season of Once Upon A Time and will delete from my DVR. I want Emma and Snow and Charming back and the teenaged Henry. New characters just don’t interest me nor the storyline.
with once upon a time coming to end i hope Adam and Edward will do a Aladdin series because i would like it if they were to do another spin off but i still wish there were a whole lot more season of once upon a time in wonderland because that to was great show and i think they should bring that show back with all the same cast member as will and with a ll new season or have them do a Aladdin series and i would like fore Deniz Akdeniz and Karen David return as Aladdin and as… Read more »
Omg I love this show me and my oldest love watching it please make more we have got to see that everyone ends back together in the end. There has to be a ending you can’t just stop the show.
I hope they continue with once upon a time for season 8. I really like the new season. And now they made a new season with a new cast, and it would be awful if they just write an ending in 10 episodes. I think they should continue with one more season and make that season the last.
Once Upon A Time should have been cancelled after season 6!