Emily Thorne has something to be happy about for a change. Revenge has been renewed for a second season by ABC.
The TV show revolves around a woman’s need for revenge on the wealthy Hamptons clan that caused the destruction of her family when she was a child. The series features the talents of Emily VanCamp, Madeleine Stowe, Ashley Madekwe, Christa B. Allen, Connor Paolo, Gabriel Mann, Henry Czerny, Joshua Bowman, and Nick Wechsler.
Revenge debuted back in September to a 3.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 10.02 million viewers. That was a solid debut but in weeks two and three, the all-important demo dropped 18% and 11% respectively.
Over the course of the season, the ratings have fluctuated slightly but have also slowly declined. The most recent episodes have garnered about a 2.1 demo rating with roughly seven million total viewers.
Revenge’s season average is currently a 2.5 in the demo with 7.9 rating. If there were more shows in the season, that average would drop. On our ABC Ratings Report Card, those ratings are enough to give the show a “B-” grade.
Despite the network’s touting that the show’s a big success, its fate could have gone either way.
Every year, ABC renews one or two struggling freshman shows for a second season and it appears that Revenge has benefited from that tradition this year. Plus, ABC really needs new dramas and most of their other freshman candidates have been disappointments. There’s also word that the network isn’t thrilled with their current crop of hour pilots.
Will ABC’s gamble pay off? They had faith in Castle and that show become a success (and has also been renewed). Unfortunately, that’s more of the exception than the rule. Time will tell.
ABC announces their 2012-13 schedule next week so we’ll know when Revenge will return and on what night.
What do you think? Are you glad that Revenge has been renewed? Do you think the show’s audience will grow or shrink further next season? Would you suggest any changes?
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Please continue this series as the story has not been completely told yet!
I simply love this series. Thank you for giving us such a great show. Please keep it going.
Love this show. Hope they keep it
I don’t watch many shows and I highly recommend this show. There are so many twists and turns its wild. Also it’s rare to find new quality stories in Holywood in this present age. Cant wait to finish watching the 1st season and this season’s premier!!!
I love revenge! Can’t wait for the new season to Start in Sept 2012.
I cld not wait for the following week to see what Emily’s next move was going to be
I think it has a great cast. I look forward to it coming back soon
only complaint . . . keep making episodes. I don’t think you can trust the ratings. This is really a great show with good actors.
I love the show-i can’t wait to see what else the beautiful Emily Thorne has planned for the hampton elite:)
I enjoy watching this particular show. I tape the show so I don’t miss an episode. We have many tv watchers in our home, so I either have to watch it another day on DVR or on the computer. In fact, I tape all of my favorite shows on ABC.
I think you picked the right people to play these characters. Emily VanCamp is so perfect for the character of Emily Thorne. Love the drama and the action in this movie!
awesome show…..definately keeps you wanting more…..reminds me a bit of how nip tuck kept you on edge…..love that it’s coming back :)…..can’t wait
Love this show!!! It is the best in a long time!!!! Great story line. Love the cast
Excellent show with clever writing and very good acting throughout. The story really absorbs you and although Emily wants revenge, her humanity remains intact and does not kill anyone herself. She just stands by and lets the evil people do it themselves.
I love the acting and the suspense you are left in every week. I especially love the location, where the series is filmed and I can’t wait until the following weeks. Every week I watch the show again on Demand, sometimes more than once.
Best show in a long time .. keeps you on the edge and wanting to come back for more.
I absolutely love this show. It has me on edge as to what happens next. I can’t wait for the second season!!!!!