Aired: 2017-18, 2 Seasons Totaling 19 Episodes
Series Premiere: July 24, 2017
Starring: François Arnaud, Dylan Bruce, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Arielle Kebbel, Sarah Ramos
Series Website: www.nbc.com/midnight-texas
Description: Welcome to a place where being normal is really quite strange. From the visionary director of “Mr. Robot” and based on the hit book series from the author behind HBO’s “True Blood” comes a journey into a remote Texas town where no one is who they seem. From vampires and witches to psychics and hit men, Midnight is a mysterious safe haven for those who are different. As the town members fight off outside pressures from rowdy biker gangs, ever-suspicious cops and their own dangerous pasts, they band together and form a strong and unlikely family.
Note: This is based on the Charlaine Harris books series of the same name.
Why Was it Cancelled? This show performed relatively well for a Summer series when its first season debuted back in July 2017. But the network moved it to the Fall schedule in 2018 and put it on low viewership Friday nights which resulted in a significant drop in viewership (down by 45% from its first year). NBC was likely hoping that the show would find success on Fridays similar to its long-running supernatural drama Grimm which aired in the same timeslot from 2011 to 2017. But that didn’t work out for Midnight, Texas as it ended the Fall as the network’s lowest rated show and was sent to the Network Executioner. Fans will certainly try and lobby to save the show, but support for this one definitely dropped off in its second year.
Season to Date (StD) Ratings Results:
|Air Date||Airings||Live+SD Rtg||StD Avg||Tot Vwrs (M)||Status|
|10/26/18||1||0.40||0.40||1.9||On the Bubble|
|11/2/18||2||0.40||0.40||2.0||On the Bubble|
|11/9/18||3||0.40||0.40||1.9||On the Bubble|
|11/16/18||4||0.40||0.40||2.1||On the Bubble|
|11/23/18||n/a||Preempted||0.40||n/a||On the Bubble|
2016-17 Season Ratings Results:
|Air Date||Airings||Live+SD Rtg||StD Avg||Tot Vwrs (M)||Live+7 Rtg||Status|