If you’ve been counting the days until the return of The Event, you’ll need to add seven days to that figure. As suspected, NBC has pushed back the return of the ratings-challenged series by one week.
Earlier today, we reported that the peacock network had cut The Cape’s order from 13 to 10 episodes. The Event was originally supposed to return on February 28th and that would have left NBC with two leftover episodes of The Cape. Since they’ve already paid for them, it looks like the network execs want to air them. The last two installments of The Cape’s first (and likely only) season will air on February 28th.
Then, on March 7th, The Event will return with a two hour event of its own. That will leave nine episodes of The Event for the show’s first, and very possibly only, season.
The show currently ranks in the middle of NBC’s shows. It started out strong but soon started dropping viewers like crazy. The last four original episodes from November averaged a poor 1.7 rating in the demo. The Event will be returning from a three month hiatus and extended breaks like that have rarely if ever helped a struggling show’s ratings.
As a sidenote, this all means that ratings-challenged Chuck will get sidelined for at least two weeks, likely returning on March 14th.
What do you think? Will the week’s delay hurt The Event or will it benefit from have a two-hour episode? Or does any of it matter at this point?
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I love the event! I watched every episode I wish that they had more viewers. And maybe if it wasn’t on demand it wouldn’t loose viewers
the concept is so interesting. And I hope its stays on. Looking forward for march 7th
Some story lines have a logical beginning and ending, not an open-ended eight or ten year continuing development. The Event is fun and intriguing, but PLEASE no mysteries that go on from year to year. We’ll watch this spring, hoping for an end. If it’s back in the fall, we won’t be watching.
I think you should continue with series. I’ m tird of getting to series only to have it canceled
I like The Cape, The Event, both – so that means they are gonners
The Event lost me after two or three episodes. It was terrible. *blech* Why did I even start watching it? I cared about none of the characters. None.
A show with unlimited potential thrown in the trash heap. They could have spun the story six ways to Sunday but are woefully nearsided. Bringing in Scott Patterson then wasting him in a hospital was like leaving salt out of the stew. Again, executives abandon a great meal and deliver instead a snack.
I am a fan of The Event. I enjoy the plot and I like the suspense. It’s an entertaining show and I hope it doesn’t get cancelled. I am still upset that NBC ditched Kings…
Since network TV does not support many of its programs, we DVR a series we are interested in. If the network doesn’t give it a chance or a second season, we delete the episodes and don’t watch them.
Yep, this is pretty bad. I’ve enjoyed the show overall so far, but as soon as I heard how big the mid season gap was I knew The Event was pretty much sunk, and adding a week on to that will just sink it further. Bummer. It’s kind of a joke that Supernatural is the pretty much the most successfull sci-fi show on TV right now.
This show is a goner, does NBC actually think they will revive this show by bringing it back after a 3 month hiatus.
I am not sure about the other shows mentioned but I think its “curtains” for THE EVENT. As Craig said this concept would have been better as a mini series rather than a long series that ultimately gets cancelled. This has happened before ( e.g Flash Forward). People are not going to hang around after a long gap particularly on a show which requires week to week viewing. This concept seems to escape network bosses. If they bore this in mind they might save themselves some work and money!
I LOVE THE EVENT!!! (that’s all i have to say)
I think that TV has not learned its lesson from the numerous Event and Cape type shows. The success of Lost has caused TV to think that they can make series out of ideas that would work great as mini-series shows. It is time to make these types of shows more focused with maybe seven episodes and a conclusion. Instead we get unfocused and poorly watched shows with no ending.
Sad the Cape isn’t getting a chance to attract an audience. As for the Event, will long hiatus runs in a series that needs you to follow the story really help? This is why we are leaving network programing. Too many new shows start off, and before they gain any viewers the networks pull them for re-run rehash crap of stuff we already have. How many Law n Order’s, CSI’s, and ‘reality’ shows can we cram on TV? NCIS in bikini’s, and where there is no Military base? The Bachelor can’t find love in the first 25 girls? No problem… Read more »
What do I think? Viewers should get ready to say good bye to Chase, The Event, The Cape and Chuck.