Jericho fans, it’s happening again. According to The Hollywood Reporter, CBS has dropped the cancellation bomb on Jericho once again. Producers on the show have been told that the show is ending its broadcast run. The season finale will air on Tuesday, with an ending that helps give fans closure. Continue reading for my ratings analysis accompanied by a chart.
[Update] CBS confirmed the cancellation in a statement released to the press:
“The March 25th episode of Jericho will be the series finale,” the network said in a statement released to the press. “Without question, there are passionate viewers watching this program; we simply wish there were more. We thank an engaged and spirited fan base for keeping the show alive this long, and an outstanding team of producers, cast and crew that went through creative hoops to deliver a compelling, high quality second season. We have no regrets bringing the show back for a second try. We listened to our viewers, gave the series an opportunity to grow, and the producers put a great story on the screen. We’re proud of everyone’s efforts.”
Executive producer Carol Barbee said the following in a recent interview:
“‘Jericho’ is unique because the fans saved it — watching it on the Internet and streaming and iTunes downloads, all those things that are not being counted,” said executive producer Carol Barbee in a recent interview. “That’s what ‘Jericho’ will be known for.”
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Fans will surely be disappointed by the news of yet another cancellation for the series, but ratings simply were not strong enough to warrant a renewal. Take a look (also, keep reading for a graph):
Season 1 vs. Season 2
Households – 5.9/10 to 3.9/6 (-34%)
Viewers – 9.25M to 6.18M (-3.07M/-33%)
Adults 18-49 – 2.7/8 to 2.0/6 (-26%)
What follows below is a chart tracking Jericho from its series premiere to last Tuesday’s episode (click to enlarge and see the chart more clearly):
It’s a shame audiences haven’t stuck with the show because it’s been quite good this season.
CBS declined comment, though a formal announcement is expected later today.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter