Will Alcatraz be Canceled or Renewed?
Well the big question on everyones lips is: Will Alcatraz Be Renewed For A Second Season?
We’re a few days away from the Alcatraz season finale, and unfortunately a lot of signs point to Alcatraz being canceled.
The most telling point is the ratings, and not just because they’ve dropped dramatically. The show started off with 10.05 million viewers and has seen a dramatic drop. Here’s a ratings listing by episode # as they aired:
As you can see – the ratings just keep dropping week after week. House as the lead-in hasn’t helped in any way. Even worse is Episodes 8-9 on that list. That was a double header episode and that meant that after one episode ended, 0.16 million viewers tuned out rather than watch the second episode.
So – what will stop Alcatraz from being canceled? The only thing that I believe they are riding on is huge finale numbers. If Alcatraz can claw its way back into the 6 million viewers range, they may just be able to squeeze a second season out of Fox. With two back to back episodes and a lot of the questions being answered, we may just see a lot of people tune in.
Many people already think the writing is on the wall – I mean it’s Fox; they cancel EVERYTHING! But they don’t! Look at a TV show like Fringe. Granted it started off very strong with season 1 ratings in the 9-12 million mark, but it plummeted drastically after that. Season 2 dropped down to about 6 million,Season 3 went to 3 million, Season 4 is dipping into the 2.8 million range, yet that show is still going on.
Alcatraz also had something goung for it at the end of February, when it had its largest three day increase of 56%. The Live+3 ratings are always a large part of deciding whether or not a show will be canceled or not.
In all honesty, I fully believe the decision on whether Alcatraz will be canceled or not will rely heavily on the season finale ratings. Everyone I know watched the season premire of Alcatraz. Yet many of them have not kept up to date with the show – it’s been sitting there in “DVR Hell”.
A large part of this I believe is that people have been concerned all along whether or not Alcatraz will be renewed or cancelled. Why devote your time to a show only for it to be canceled, and have so many questions unanswered? Flashforward fans know what I mean!
I think the only hope Alcatraz has of being renewed as opposed to canceled, is if they pop a BIG Season Finale rating. That’ll show that people are curious about the show, and want their questions answered.
So please – tell everyone you can to watch Alcatraz this Monday night.
This is the only hope we have!