The first season of Wellington Paranormal drew very low ratings for The CW network. However, the show is produced by a New Zealand channel so it likely doesn’t cost The CW much to license. The series has already been renewed for a fourth season in that country but there’s no guarantee that The CW will want to air future seasons. Will Wellington Paranormal be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned. *Status update below.
A comedy-horror mockumentary series, the Wellington Paranormal TV show was created by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi. The program is a spin-off of the 2014 What We Do in the Shadows film and the TV series that followed. The show stars Mike Minogue, Karen O’Leary, and Maaka Pohatu. The story follows the adventures of Officer Kyle Minogue (Minogue) and Officer O’Leary (O’Leary). The pair are hard-working members of the Wellington constabulary’s paranormal unit who, under the supervision of Sergeant Ruawai Maaka (Pohatu), investigate supernatural occurrences that arise in the capital of New Zealand on a surprisingly regular basis.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.
9/27 update: You can see the latest night’s ratings in context.
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For comparisons: Season one of Wellington Paranormal on The CW averaged a 0.04 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 212,000 viewers in the live+same day ratings.
Note: These are the final national ratings, including all live+same day viewing and DVR playback (through 3:00 AM). Early fast affiliate ratings (estimates) are indicated with an “*”. While these numbers don’t include further delayed or streaming viewing, they are a very good indicator of how a show is performing, especially when compared to others on the same channel. Though other economic factors are involved, the higher-rated shows usually get renewed and the lower-rated ones get cancelled.
What do you think? Do you like the Wellington Paranormal TV series on The CW? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a third season?
*4/8/22 update: The CW has picked up the third season of Wellington Paranormal.