Airing on USA Network, Satisfaction has certainly attracted a lot of distinct opinions. Some love the series and want a second season while others liken it to pornography and feel it should be cancelled as soon as possible. Most importantly to USA though is, how’s it been doing in the ratings?
On Satisfaction, a successful married man (Matt Passmore) has his world turned upside down when he discovers that his wife (Stephanie Szostak) of 18 years has hired a professional lover (Blair Redford). Through a series of events, he ends up deciding to try the escort business for himself. Others in the cast include Michelle DeShon and Katherine LaNasa.
The show debuted on July 17th to 1.7 million viewers and a 0.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic. Compared to other shows on USA, this was not a great start.
The ratings dropped in later weeks but have also rebounded a bit as well. To date, the season is averaging 1.4 million viewers with a 0.4 demo rating.
Satisfaction is one of the lowest-rated shows on USA right now — and the cable channel is having a lot of problems in the ratings department. All of their older shows are way down year-to-year.
While that fact might improve Satisfaction’s chance of survival, I suspect the execs will cancel the series and put their time and energy into launching another new show.
But, what do you think? Do you like Satisfaction on USA? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a second season?
10/2 update: USA has renewed Satisfaction for a second season.