Set in the late 17th century, the supernatural drama centers on the people and events behind the infamous Salem witch trials. The cast includes Janet Montgomery, Shane West, Seth Gabel, Ashley Madekwe, Tamzin Merchant, Elise Eberle, Iddo Goldberg, and Joe Doyle.
Salem, which is WGN America’s debut scripted drama, never earned particularly strong ratings. However, the numbers have begun to drop in recent seasons. So far, season three has earned an average or only .09 in the 18-49 demo and 261,000 viewers. For comparison, season two averaged .13 rating in the 18-49 demo and 351,000 viewers.
The series finale of Salem is slated to air on January 18th.
From WGN America boss Matt Cherniss:
Salem is a fantastic show that greatly contributed to our successful launch into original programming. We thank Brannon, Adam our talented cast and our partners at Fox 21, for entrusting us with their unique and remarkable vision for the world of Salem. We also thank the fans for their loyal support of the show.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of Salem? Are you sad it’s been cancelled?