Like the airline that inspired the TV show, Pan Am has been grounded. ABC has cancelled the drama after one season of 14 episodes.
Taking place in the 1960s, Pan Am tells the tale of a group of men and women who work for the Pan Am airline. The large cast includes Christina Ricci, Mike Vogel, Michael Mosley, Kelli Garner, Margot Robbie, and Karine Vanasse.
The drama debuted last September to a solid 3.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 11.06 million total viewers. It was second in its timeslot but there was no shame in being beaten by football on NBC.
In week two, Pan Am dropped a reasonable 16% but then dropped a whopping 27% in week three. Over the course of the season, the ratings dwindled down further. Pan Am ended up averaging a 1.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 5.39 million viewers but the last few episodes were in the 1.2 demo range.
On our ABC Ratings Report Card, which measures the relative success of shows’s demo numbers on the network, Pan Am has a “D+” grade and is one of the worst-rated shows of the season.
There were rumors that the show was being cancelled but they were denied, despite the poor ratings. ABC ordered one additional episode that could have been used to wrap everything up but, for whatever reason, that didn’t happen.
Now, ABC has made it official; Pan Am has been cancelled. The last episode aired on February 19th and unfortunately left some storylines unresolved.
What do you think? Are you surprised that Pan Am has been cancelled? Were you hoping that there would be a second season? Where did the show go wrong?
I viewed this series for the first time in 2022 on a cable network app, which is so suitable for adding more series. Definitely not worth repairing now, it will not be the same. Whomever decided to cancel this series made a huge mistake.
I’m SO UPSET!!!! This is a great series!
Big mistake..it was just getting interesting..binge worthy. This is reason I never watch shows w only one season! Hope they’ll reconsider.
Just finished watching panam I found myself addicted and wanting more love loved it please bring season 2 it has unfinished business
Even though the Panam series may have only had a short life, each character had interesting story lines, and could have been developed under a different banner, much along the same lines as the show Friends and the like. I loved the 60’s era, and not enough shows reflect this era.
Don’t the ratings for Wondervision give a good indication of peoples interest in #Retrovision? Wake Up Networks, Pan Am is a winning storyline.