ABC has been promoting Secrets and Lies as a “10-episode drama”. Presumably that means that the series won’t be cancelled before the storyline concludes but anything can happen if the ratings are bad enough. If it’s a hit, could there be a second season? We’ll have to wait and see how things go.
On Secrets and Lies, a house painter and family man discovers a neighbor boy’s dead body in the woods and he quickly goes from being a Good Samaritan to a murder suspect. The lives of everyone around him are turned upside down by the ensuing police investigation and media attention. Did he really do it? The series stars Ryan Phillippe, Juliette Lewis, KaDee Strickland, Natalie Martinez, Dan Fogler, Indiana Evans, and Belle Shouse.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — typically around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
Final season averages: 1.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 5.66 million total viewers.
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Note: These are the final national numbers (unless noted with an “*”). These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.
What do you think? Do you like the Secrets and Lies TV show? Do you think it should be cancelled or continued for a second season somehow — with a new case or with the same characters?