This evening, ABC aired the season finale of The River. What’s next? Will the TV show return for a second season or will it be cancelled instead?
For those who aren’t familiar with the ABC series, The River follows the search for beloved TV host and explorer (Bruce Greenwood) some six months after he and his team went missing down the Amazon. His wife, son, their crew and a documentary team go after them on what turns out to be a dangerous rescue mission. The cast includes Joe Anderson, Leslie Hope, Eloise Mumford, Paul Blackthorne, Thomas Kretschmann, Daniel Zacapa, Shaun Parkes, and Paulina Gaitan.
Sadly, it’s almost certain that The River will be cancelled. The thriller series debuted back in the February with a pair of episodes. The first hour attracted a 2.6 in the coveted 18-49 demographic with 8.35 million total viewers. By the second hour, 12% of the audience had bailed and the numbers dropped to a 2.3 rating with 6.83 million.
The ratings have been dropping ever since. Last week’s episode drew just a 1.3 rating in the demo with 4.09 million total viewers. Averaging a 1.67 demo and 4.82 million, The River is the lowest-rated drama on the network and has fallen even lower than sure-to-be-cancelled Pan Am. On our network report card, which compares ABC TV show demo ratings, The River gets a “D.”
With ratings like these, there’s just no chance that the alphabet network will order any more installments.
What do you think? Do you think The River should be cancelled? Are you satisfied with the way the story was left? How would you have ended it?
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I LOVE THIS SHOW! Please don’t cancel! It really stands out as being unique and it is a guilty pleasure to watch!
Please bring the River back!!! It was really good and I think more people will watch it once it catches on more.
Unlike others, I found the show tedious and pretty bad. I won’t cry a river over it being cancelled.
Please, please, PLEASE, don’t cancel the River. It’s so hard to find good, creepy tv shows/movies nowadays that don’t look fake. This show is absolutely AMAZING.
I loved this too and can’t believe it left us hanging like that! Please finish the story at least!
I hope they keep it around. It was refreshing to see something that hadn’t been recycled in the way of a prime time show. I can watch a million TV shows about a father trying to survive his teenage daughters anywhere! I want The River!
Are you people silly or what. If this shows gets cancelled i will be the one who kills everyone on ABC.
Love the river and hope they don’t cancel it. Seems like every show I start watching and liking is being canceled. Pray and hope they bring back The River for seconded season.
I have not been so disappointed to the possible canceling of a show since Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman. The River kept me hooked every week with suspense and good acting. It seems like every show I like on abc gets cancelled like V, October Road and now the River. I don’t understand why they cancel such good shows and keep bad ones like Private Practice and Castle.
I had no idea that this show had bad ratings. I LOVE IT! Pretty much been my favorite show on tv the last 2 months and trust me I watch plenty and consider myself an expert. Screw the ratings or do a better job advertising or something because the show is entertaining as all heck. No denying that to anyone that watches it. Its different than anything thats ever been network tv and with all the good actors and ppl behind the camera involved with it theres no way this show can be canceled. PLEASE BRING IT BACK FOR SEASON… Read more »
It’s a shame when a show that keeps me and my friends wanting more gets the chop because it’s not the usual bulls%^t teen (insert typical horror monster here) romance crap that other channels regurgitate. Maybe if “The River” had a boat full of teens partying at spring break and whilst partying meet up with a sun dwelling vampire or angst werewolf the ratings would have been up. But unfortunately good stories and decent characters have put a nail in the coffin for “The River” A sad day 🙁
The River is Great, cast are awesome and storytelling is intriguing, so many love and appreciate this fantastic tv show, we all are waiting eagerly for season 2, we need more.
Please, please, PLEASE don’t cancel the show!!!
You can’t end a show that way! That’s BEYOND a cliff hanger! It needs to come back for a second season at least to finish up the story line and get them out of there!
I need more. Sure, its low budget and a little cheesy but its also one of the few shows I watch. Dont throw another Persons Unknown my way! Cliffhangers are the worst. Im looking at you Survivors…
Please bring the river back. My entire family watches this show and we cant wait for a season two