TV Blogger is reporting, through an anonymous source inside HBO, that the network has decided to not pick up John From Cincinnati for a second season.
Additionally, the site has this from an individual who works on the show: “I don’t know for sure, but from what I’ve heard, the grape vine and such, we won’t be back”.
The show, which has been criticized for weak acting and poor quality in episodes, has never fared well in the ratings, save for the premiere of the show which had the benefit of airing out of the series finale of The Sopranos. That season premiere drew the following ratings: 2.0/4 HH rating, 3.419 million viewers and a 1.5/4 A18-49 rating, solid numbers for a show premiere, but with horrible retention rates.
Ratings immediately began to slide downward, with the following seven episodes of the series averaging a dismal 0.8/1 HH rating, 1.215 million viewers and a 0.6/2 A18-49 rating.
There has been no official word out of HBO. We’ll know the outcome soon enough.
Source: TV Blogger