When The Event was being promoted last summer, the producers made a point of saying that the series would be different from ABC’s failed FlashForward series. It turns out there were more unintentional similarities than they would have liked. Like FlashForward, NBC’s The Event has been cancelled after one season on the air.
The Event follows Sean Walker (Jason Ritter) who’s investigating the mysterious disappearance of his girlfriend. He slowly begins to uncover a huge cover-up that’s beyond belief. Others in the cast include Sarah Roemer, Laura Innes, Ian Anthony Dale, Scott Patterson, Clifton Collins Jr., Taylor Cole, Lisa Vidal, Bill Smitrovich, Zeljko Ivanek, and Blair Underwood.
The serial drama started out with healthy numbers on September 20th, registering a 3.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 10.88 million viewers. Unfortunately those digits started to fall immediately. The series lost 19% of its demo viewers in week two and another 17% in week three. From there, things basically just got worse and worse.
NBC announced that they were putting the TV series on hiatus over the holidays and indicated they would give it a relaunch in early 2011. That’s never a good sign and it certainly didn’t help the ratings. The Event lost more than 26% in the demo between its last episode in November 2010 and its first in March 2011. The ratings stabilized but not at an acceptable level.
The Event currently averages a 1.8 in the 18-49 demographic and 5.72 million viewers. As poor as that is, the average is only that high because of the early season numbers.
It’s no surprise that NBC has decided to pull the plug. There are two episodes remaining in the series and thankfully they’ll provide some sense of closure for the devoted fans that hung in there.
What do you think? Why didn’t The Event survive? Why did so many people bail on the series, even before the long hiatus?
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But really how can you council such an addictive movie
Found this show one night while looking through the list of shows on NBC’s app. I was hooked with the first episode and binged watch over the next few days. I loved the way the ending would always have a hook to keep you coming back. There were some flaws in it but not big enough to ruin the excitement of the show. I would definitely watch another season(s). I have seen some other shows on the app that had a season 2 that were not even watchable so I don’t get it.
Pls release season two I beg u
Just finished watching season one use need to make season 2 asap as the ending is ridiculous without season 2
I have watched this series and currently the event makes sense because the world has changed with such pandemics or maybe there’s a hidden message behind the movie that they don’t want the public to know.
I recently installed the NBC app on my phone. I saw the original series when it aired back in 2010. 9 years later, I still find it fascinating. I wish they’d bring back a sequel.
NBC sucks that I can only watch the odd numbered episodes. Really? Give us all access to watch without us paying or I’m happy to delete NBC from my feed.
Bring it back. Should not have been cancelled. This show has me hooked!
I loved it! Binged it. Hubby wasnt super fond of it after 1st episode so I finished it by myself. But seriously…i thought it was good. 🙂 the ending had me scratching my head a bit. It was a bit upsetting. But if it was able to continue maybe it wouldve ended better. :/
you should bring the Event back. Now days all the people want is blood and guts. This show is very good and should’ve never been canceled.
Unfortunately in today’s world, you can’t have a series that viewers have to focus on for an entire hour. In today’s world, individuals like to multi-task & if you do that while watching the Event, you will find it very difficult to follow.
I went through hell getting my whole family hooked on The Event. It took 2 episodes and they were just as addicted as I am. They introduced it to their friends and it spread like wildfire over our whole town. Just last week we had a bbq and a friend asked about season 2 of The Event… I regretted to inform him and the others who didn’t already know that some genius decided that the show needed to be cancelled. Every time I think of that it pissed me off. You can’t get us hooked and then take away that… Read more »
Very correct @andre
They just have to bring season 2.
I need closure !!!! Is Dempsey human? What is he ? Is he good or bad ? Is he really protecting the human race ? How old is Sophia ? How long can they live ?? Why was Dempsey giving those little girls injections that made them look old ? What did he get out of it? The presidents wife is a sleeper ? Why did their whole planet teleport ? Are they going to sky dive down to earth? lol jk Is Leila going to live? ( i hope she didn’t . She’s so irritating ) What the heck… Read more »
I loved The Event! Definitely got serious Nibiru (Planet X) vibes from that show. Netflix or Hulu need to pick it up and continue.
Chai @ dreya