The original Roswell ran on The WB and UPN between 1999 and 2002, and was something of a cult-classic for the former television networks. The source material, the Roswell High book series by Melinda Metz, has captured imaginations for a couple of decades, and now has inspired another series, the Roswell, New Mexico TV show. Is it too out-of-this-world to succeed in something as mundane as the Nielsen ratings? Will Roswell, New Mexico be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned.
A CW supernatural, science-fiction drama, Roswell, New Mexico stars Jeanine Mason, Nathan Dean Parsons, Lily Cowles, Michael Vlamis, Michael Trevino, Tyler Blackburn, Heather Hemmens, Trevor St. John, and Karan Oberoi. This series centers on Liz Ortecho (Mason), who’s back in town after a decade away. After reconnecting with her old crush, Roswell PD Officer Max Evans (Parsons), she learns he, his sister Isobel (Cowles) and their friend, Michael (Vlamis), are aliens. Now Liz has to keep this secret from everyone she knows, including her old high school boyfriend, Dr. Kyle Valenti (Trevino), and her best friend, Maria De Luca (Hemmens). Meanwhile, the politics of hatred, fear, and division threaten to expose them all and risk everyone’s lives.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly in the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — usually the next day, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
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Note: These are the Live + Same Day Ratings which include “live” viewing plus delayed DVR viewing, up until 3am local time that same night. Ratings marked with an “*” are the fast affiliate ratings and will be updated with the Live+SD numbers when they are made available. Typically, networks get paid for C+3 ratings which includes DVR viewing within three days of the original airing when commercials are watched. Those numbers are rarely released to the press.
What do you think? Do you like the Roswell, New Mexico TV series on The CW? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a second season?