The 100


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Status: Returning, 4th Season Airs 2017
Timeslot: TBD
Premiere: 2017
Network: CW
Starring: Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Thomas McDonell, Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulos, Devon Bostick, Lindsey Morgan, Henry Ian Cusick
Series Website: www.cwtv.com/shows/the-100

the-100-cancelledDescription: Season one of THE 100 saw the human race return, after a 97-year exile in space, to a wildly transformed Earth…only to discover that the human race had never truly left. Clarke found herself forced to lead a band of disposable juvenile delinquents as they faced death at every turn: from a world transformed by radiation, from the fierce Grounders who somehow managed to survive in it, and, perhaps worst of all, from themselves. CWTV.com

Season End Status: It started off its third season with some of the best numbers it has seen in years, but those slipped off, especially after that controversial major character death. It is still well short of the 88 episode threshold the syndication market prefers to see, so this one has no guarantees that it will survive to a fifth season. But since it airs on The CW, it has a much better chance than if it was on one of the Big Four broadcast nets.  This show is currently scheduled for a mid-season return.

Season to Date (StD) Ratings Results:

Air Date Airings Live+SD Rtg StD Avg Tot Vwrs (M) Live+7 Rtg Cancel Alert
1/21/16 1 0.7 0.7 1.9 1.1 Low
1/28/16 2 0.6 0.7 1.7 1.0 Low
2/4/16 3 0.6 0.6 1.6 n/a Low
2/11/16 4 0.5 0.6 1.3 n/a Low
2/18/16 5 0.5 0.6 1.4 0.9 Low
2/25/16 6 0.6 0.6 1.4 n/a Moderate
3/3/16 7 0.5 0.6 1.4 n/a Moderate
3/10/16 8 0.4 0.6 1.2 0.8 Renewed
3/17/16 Repeat 0.2 0.6 0.8 n/a Renewed
3/24/16 Repeat 0.2 0.6 0.8 n/a Renewed
3/31/16 9 0.4 0.5 1.2 0.8 Renewed
4/7/16 10 0.4 0.5 1.1 0.8 Renewed
4/14/16 11 0.4 0.5 1.1 0.7 Renewed
4/21/16 12 0.4 0.5 1.2 0.7 Renewed
4/28/16 13 0.4 0.5 1.3 0.8 Renewed
5/5/16 14 0.4 0.5 1.1 0.7 Renewed
5/12/16 15 0.4 0.5 1.2 n/a Renewed
5/19/16 16 0.5 0.5 1.3 n/a Renewed

Prior Season Ratings:

Air Date Airings Live+SD Rtg StD Avg Tot Vwrs (MM) Live+7 Rtg Cancel Alert
10/22/14 1 0.5 0.5 1.5 0.8 Moderate
10/29/14 2 0.5 0.5 1.5 n/a Moderate
11/5/14 3 0.5 0.5 1.7 0.9 Moderate
11/12/14 4 0.5 0.5 1.8 0.9 Medium
11/19/14 5 0.6 0.5 1.6 n/a Medium
11/26/14 n/a Preempted 0.5 n/a n/a Medium
12/3/14 6 0.6 0.5 1.9 1.0 Medium
12/10/14 7 0.6 0.5 1.6 1.0 Medium
12/17/14 8 0.5 0.5 1.4 n/a Medium
12/24/14 n/a On Hiatus 0.5 n/a n/a Medium
1/21/15 9 0.5 0.5 1.5 0.9 Renewed
1/28/15 10 0.5 0.5 1.5 0.9 Renewed
2/4/15 11 0.5 0.5 1.5 0.9 Renewed
2/11/15 12 0.5 0.5 1.4 0.9 Renewed
2/18/15 13 0.5 0.5 1.4 0.9 Renewed
2/25/15 14 0.5 0.5 1.6 0.8 Renewed
3/4/15 15 0.5 0.5 1.5 0.9 Renewed
3/11/15 16 0.4 0.5 1.3 0.8 Renewed

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29 thoughts on “The 100

  1. Melanie

    Omg I absolutely LOVE this show. I really hope they DONT cancel because this show is AMAZING! & it’ll probably get more viewers later on because maybe people don’t know about it yet. I love Bellarke

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  2. Emma

    I LOVE THIS SHOW AND IF YOU CANCEL IT I WILL BE THROUGHLY PISSED OFF!!!!!
    There is no reason to cancel this amazing show!!!

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  3. Lee Tennant

    First season was not great but improved markedly toward the end and the second season was surprisingly good for a CW show. The show is flat-out brave with its characterisation and plotting and I’m very disappointed more people aren’t tuning in. Maybe a Twitter campaign?

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  4. Cathy

    I love this show, started off a little slow but as the series progressed I became hooked. I hope the show doesn’t get cancelled, that would be tragic.

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  5. Joy

    Please don’t cancel!! My husband & I both LOVE this show!! It’s AWESOME!

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  6. Galane

    Characters, costumes, makeup, sets, the overarching story are all pretty darn good on The 100. I watched all of the first two seasons just before the beginning of the 3rd, and have seen the first two episodes of the 3rd season.

    What’s the downside? The majority of the technical and medical stuff is just utterly completely bullhockey wrong. Did anyone listen to the science advisor? Does the show even have a science advisor? What makes it worse is all the awful stuff would have been so bleeping easy to get right and make the show even better, without any tedious exposition.

    There’s a storytelling thing called Show, Don’t Tell. What The 100 shows us us that whomever is responsible for things like the hydrazine that acts like nitroglycerin and blood and bone marrow transfusions without (99.9% of the time) any kind of type matching and people walking on decks of the space station in areas that aren’t rotating – just has zero clue about the most basic elements of chemistry, biology or physics and apparently has an aversion to Google by which such lack could be corrected.

    In the episode where Raven builds the bomb, it’s a classic “Checkov’s Gun” story. (I wonder if the writers even know the term?) We’re shown in act 1 the hydrazine from the crashed ship and that it’s explosive. (Uhhh, no, it’s not. Nor is it red, it’s colorless.) In act 2 Raven uses hydrazine and gunpowder to build a “bomb” in a coffee can. In act 3 the “bomb” is exploded to delay the grounder attack.

    That plotline through the episode is a good one, interlaced with other ongoing arcs. Where it goes clunk is in the horribly inaccurate chemistry and physics.

    Hydrazine *is* a rocket fuel, but unlike some rocket fuels it’s not at all flammable or explosive without some help, but it is toxic, yet not immediately nasty/deadly with minimal exposure. NASA tried *very hard* to make hydrazine explode. In one test they set off a pound of C4 atop a can of it. In another they fired a projectile at a can of it at 6.1 kilometers per second. Tossing a hydrazine damp rock or shooting it with a rifle or flaming arrow? Not a chance.

    So how to use this nearly safe as houses chemical compound as a rocket fuel? It needs a catalyst. Hydrazine has a very useful property where it can be a monopropellant or the fuel half of a hypergolic mix. For monopropellant use, it can be pumped through something like a metal screen plated with iridium, whereupon it decomposes rapidly, producing heat over 1,000F, a lot of vapor and pressure. If you’ve seen or read “The Martian”, a very slow and careful dripping of hydrazine onto iridium was used to liberate oxygen for breathing. Yay for something that *could* actually work!

    The other method is to mix hydrazine with another chemical that will make it rapidly decompose. Typically this is some form of nitric acid. Not nitric *oxide*, though that is one of the byproducts of the reaction. Hypergolic fuels and oxidizers (AKA hypergols) react and burn upon contact without any external ignition source. Such was used in the WW2 German Me 163 Komet rocket plane and in the Apollo lunar landers. Hypergolic use of hydrazine results in much higher performance from a rocket.

    Now how could The 100 *show* the audience all this chemistry without boring them to tears laboriously explaining it?

    Raven sees the liquid dripping from the crash debris, we already know from what we’ve been *shown* is she’s very knowledgeable about all this space stuff.

    “Everyone! Get back! There’s a hydrazine leak! If it mixes with the catalyst it will explode!”

    A simple change of dialog = no science derp. Ah, but how to *show* us that yes, the stuff will explode, and to setup the Checkov’s Gun to go off in act three? Raven finds an intact tank of catalyst and a conveniently bowl shaped piece of wreckage, into which she drains a small puddle of the liquid. After setting that a safe distance away she… dips a rock in the puddle of hydrazine and lobs it into the bowl of catalyst. BOOM! The plot is served and the sanity of people who know something about chemistry is saved! (And fewer of those viewers change the channel in disgust over the bad science!)

    But what about the bomb? Ugh. Much more fail there. First off, a rifle bullet is not going to detonate smokeless powder, not without an extremely lucky spark, which a non-steel bullet won’t make, ever. Nor will the gunpowder detonate the hydrazine. Even assuming the thing would work as shown, all it would do is spew some unburnt gunpowder and broken glass into the air. Simply putting a sheet of foil over the top won’t hold the pressure enough to get a proper kaboom. Raven needs something sturdier like an ammo box, which at that point in the series they should have several. To make with the boom-stoff would be very simple. Two jars! One with hydrazine, one with catalyst. (No need to say *what* it is, just call it catalyst.) Place them side by side, or if Raven has confidence in her ability to get the outside squeaky clean, put the jar of catalyst inside a larger jar of hydrazine.

    Now Jasper just has to shoot through both jars simultaneously. The gunpowder acts as a booster to the explosion, not the initiator.

    There you have it. Some minor changes to the actions of Raven and a small alteration to the scene as the crashed ship and the plot goes from “That’s so dumb! It doesn’t work like that!” to “I love it, they made this so plausible I bet Mythbusters will test it!”. If they were worried about someone building a bomb using what they saw on The 100, the bomb built in The Martian is practically a textbook, with materials far easier to obtain than hydrazine and red fuming nitric acid.

    The medical stuff is far easier to save from the stupids. Just *mention* blood type matching and have people shown checking it, then naturally the story arranges for the characters having their blood pumped around to have compatible types. We *finally* get that in the second episode of season 3, but apparently only brought up to pump up the drama. Even without fancy technology a quick field expedient compatibility test can be done by mixing equal amounts of two persons’ blood. If they immediately coagulate or clump then a transfusion won’t work. If they stay liquid then the transfusion *may* work, if the Rh factors are compatible.

    Just as laughable is when Clarke is shown the body of a man who was shot and has neat round entry and exit wounds, then is shown a large broadhead arrow. It’s obvious Clarke isn’t fooled and the shapes of the wounds are why, but she doesn’t tell that to the others when trying to convince them the Mt. Weather people are lying. Two ways to fix this one. Either have Clarke *tell* about the wrong wound shapes or *show* the Mt. Weather doctor using a knife, or the arrow, to alter the wounds. By this point Clarke has seen both bullet and arrow wounds, and from later reveals we know than Mt. Weather has been observing the kids since they landed, so *they* know Clarke knows the difference – so the most believable fix would be to have the doc alter the wounds. The tiniest of fixes, a dinky little scene showing the doc stabbing the corpse with the arrow and the dumbness is gone.

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    1. RIFFRAFF

      BLA BLA BLA ITS A TV SHOW, I BET YOU BELIEVE EVERYTHING ON THE NET TOO. LOVE THIS SHOW

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  7. Ashley Kean

    OMG I’m so happy the 100 is back I love it!!!!! I was disappointed when I thought it wasn’t coming back! Thankyou so much for bringing this show back!!!

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  8. Nick

    I bought this show when season 1 was on sale on iTunes, this show is very addicting, already watched season 2, enjoying season 3 now. I think once people discover on Netflix ratings will jump.

    I hope cw renews for season 4, totally awesome!

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  9. Gary

    I watched it on Netflix and never new this show was out WOW what great writing and suspense. Love it is there more coming. I have turned alot of people on to this series.
    ..

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  10. Nick

    Yep, been a long time since I’ve been hooked on a show, really hope more people discover, want a season 4

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  11. Y.Whateley

    I’m rather surprised I’m still enjoying this show – its first couple episodes just annoyed me, and I’ll freely admit it’s been running on a pass-the-idiot-ball plot ever since (“I wonder who gets designated to do something mind-bogglingly and suicidally stupid and start a new war this week?” Spoiler: it could be anyone, whether it’s in-character or not, so roll some dice.) Yet, I’m still watching it, and more or less enjoying it, so they have to be doing something right. I hope to see it stick around at least another season, and maybe even get a chance to benefit from more consistent writing in future seasons.

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  12. TravisScott

    That guy is a weirdo 👆👆😂😂 that was along read for nothing and who cares the shows GREAT KERP IT ON STOP TAKING AWAY THE GOOD SHIWS it’s CW since when does basic tv explode with ratings.

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  13. Galane

    Watched the latest episode of season 3. They’ve firmly gripped the idiot ball yet again on basic science/physics with Polaris station. It’s a classic spinning ring type for centrifugal ‘gravity’ yet all the action shown onboard takes place in the non-rotating central column, with people standing firmly on a deck perpendicular to the axis.

    Have the writers signed a pact to screw up the simplest things just to ##^@^ with the viewers? Or are they just tar brushing it all with “Rule of Cool”?

    At least we (probably) won’t be revisiting Polaris station.

    BTW. I can’t look at the gear stuck to Lexa’s head without thinking of this song. “Just glue some gears on it and call it steampunk” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFCuE5rHbPA

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  14. Tina

    Season3 of the 100 sucks ass. I mean wth happened? There are NO works! It went from a Great sci fi drama to grounder and ppl running around with spears and dumb imaginary Paradise in ppl minds? Like, for real? I stopped watching after the second ep. of season 3. The writers need to erase the drawing broad and start again. Or just get fired.!

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    1. Shana Blaze

      I completely agree Tina. I used to enjoy this show. Maybe its the Season 3 plot that is annoying me. Every episode leaves me wondering why did I waste my time. I hope they then things around before they lose the rest of their viewers.

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    2. Carmen

      Well I disagree. Lexa’s death was disappointing but the emotions it drew from me and everyone else just proves how powerful and engaging it was. Writers are insensitive morons but I’m in it for the show, I don’t care about the behind the scenes people. Also, there’s a lot worse out there. Like, that show Fear the Walking Dead, talk about bad writing, that turned out to be crappy and disappointing, it’s really only on air because of The Walking Dead which I consider to be cheating. So yeah, the 100 did it all on its own and I respect any show for at least that much.

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  15. Nura {big 100 fan}

    i hope they dont cancel it. this is one of the only shows that made me cry, the only shows that make me excited. there r haters everywhere, they shouldnt let that stop them.

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    1. Jenna

      Totally agree, people are just acting crazy at this stage. I don’t get involved with the behind the scenes politics, I don’t message the writers and creators and bait and jeer. I don’t care about any of that. It’s a tv show, it has a good story and I like to watch it. I hope it doesn’t get cancelled either. People who are trying to get this show shut down and the other deserving actors put out of a job are just sad individuals who need to seriously re-evaluate themselves.

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    1. Abbey

      Me too. But they kinda left her death slightly open for a future return like what they did with Jon Snow since her body went AWOL and there was no funeral. And if FTWD ever sinks really low or gets cancelled, who knows Alycia might come back. Lexa’s story was really unfinished so I would love to see it developed more and plus she’s my fave ever.,

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  16. stephanie demar

    I’m glad that the show is still airing I really like this show always keeps your attention always keeps it interesting it is a very good show please don’t cancel it!!! me and my family can’t stop watching it!

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