Cancellation Watch: Can Galavant Beat the Odds Again? You, Me, and The Apocalypse is Not Terminal Yet. Plus the Weekly Ratings Roundup

By | February 2, 2016

galavant-abc-cancelledOn Sunday night, ABC’s Galavant saw a slight improvement to its ratings (after a series low the prior week) as it pulled a 0.6 score based on the overnights for the 18-48 demographic with 2.2 million total viewers. But that only took it from the sub-basement to the basement as far as broadcast network shows this season.  Galavant is currently at historically low ratings for a Big Four broadcast network show (though amazingly, ABC’s cancelled Wicked City did even worse), and seems almost certain to be cancelled based solely on its ratings numbers (it hasn’t seen much in the way of DVR gains either).  But then that was the general consensus during the show’s first season when it bowed to tepid numbers and then went down from there.  ABC instead granted it a surprise renewal which now has all of us cancellation-predictors wary to make a call on the show during its second year (The TV Grim Reaper and the Cancellation Bear aren’t pegging it as sure to be cancelled either).  It surely seems like it would be hard for the network to justify bringing the show back because it has to be more expensive to produce than the average half hour comedy seeing as it is a period piece and has lavish musical numbers.  It’s also nowhere near the syndication stretch as it only has eighteen half hour episodes under its belt (the network has been airing two eps back-to-back each week).  The show is a ton of fun and has really hit its stride in its second season, but no one is tuning in to see.  ABC could air reruns of Once Upon A Time (the show Galavant is time-sharing with) and get the same numbers or better, so it doesn’t seem like it is worth their while to keep the comedy on the air.  If you were to put my back to the wall, I would say that the show will get cancelled this year.  But I’m not going to guarantee that like I did last season.  Read the full article at our partner site

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