Cancellation for The Event Soon? Probably

The Event has make a quick and undignified fall from its once promising ratings. Though its premiere episode, “I Haven’t Told You Everything,” garnered a respectable 11.19 million viewers, it quickly dropped almost 4 million viewers within two episodes. Yesterday’s episode, “Your World to Take,” clocked in at 5.19 million viewers, a series low.

A pretty good marketing campaign was undertaken for the series, which unfortunately just wasn’t as useful at retaining the viewers lured in by the campaign. Now, I watched the premiere, and it was good. There simply wasn’t enough to keep me coming back. I can’t really explain it, except that perhaps I, like the rest of the TV viewing public, is sick of event television. Or, rather, television that claims to be an event. Particularly, one titled The Event.

Maybe it’s the bad taste that FlashForward left in our mouths. After all, it was supposed to be the next big show, wasn’t it? The Event marketed itself in a much similar way, and, unfortunately for NBC and the show itself, things are looking bad. TV by the Numbers is putting The Event at a pretty high cancellation risk level:

After heavy promotion this Fall, The Event ratings started well out ahead of the cancellation bear, but its ratings kept falling, to just a 1.7 its last two weeks (three weeks including last night’s preliminary ratings). Now, NBC’s new mid-season schedule has The Event taking an extended hiatus until February 28. Any similarities that the cancellation bear sees between The Event and last season’s Flash Forward are not coincidental.

The ironic thing about it is that The Event‘s average number of viewers is still fairly high. It’s cancellation index is estimated at just below the already-renewed 30 Rock and just above Law & Order: LA. “Its early season ratings were so high, and it has fallen so far, so quickly,” TV by the Numbers stated in its article. “Its average has not yet caught up with its current ratings situation.”

Whether or not NBC will renew or cancel The Event is still up in the air, but things are looking glum for TV’s latest alien invasion.

Leave a Reply

How MTV’s Jackass Shaped Reality TV as We Know it Today
Five Life Lessons the Show Storage Wars Teaches Us
Those Times When Bear Grylls Was Caught Completely Faking It
Memorial Day Weekend Is More Than the Start of Summer Movie Season
You Can Rent the Ninja Turtles’ Lair in NYC for $10 a Night on Airbnb
Fan Made Harry Potter Film Looks Pretty Darned Legit
First Trailer for Steven Soderbergh’s “Logan Lucky” Is Here
The Top 5 Limo Drivers in Movies
Listen To Chris Cornell’s “Black Hole Sun” With the Background Music Removed
Watch Celine Dion Dancing to Cher Backstage in her Poofy White Dress
The Most Surprising Billboard Music Awards Moments Ever
No One Else is Talking About How The Wonder Woman Theme Song is “Immigrant Song” in Disguise?
Shaq Whips Out his Tough to Look at Monster Foot on Inside the NBA
Watch UFC Fighter Matt Serra Teach Neil deGrasse Tyson Jiu Jitsu
How to Stream the 2017 French Open
Theo Epstein Delivers Epic Commencement Speech To Yale
South Park: The Fractured But Whole Video Game Gets a Hilarious Trailer
Will We See The Legend of Zelda on Our Smartphones?
A Wild Pikachu Incident Occurs at a Mall in South Korea
Guy Might Go to Prison for Playing Pokemon Go in Russian Church
Celebrities Who Stayed With Husbands Who Cheated
20 Crazy Class Action Lawsuits Filed Against Celebrities
Did You Know that Jackass Star Steve-O Was a Clown in Real Life?
William Shatner Shows off His Knowledge of Horse Facts