Status: Cancelled
Aired: 2018, 1 Season Totaling 10 Episodes
Series Premiere: May 30, 2018
Network: NBC
Starring: Sarah Shahi, Dennis Haysbert, Jessica Lu, Sendhil Ramamurthy
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Description: From Mickey Fisher, the creator of “Extant,” this grounded new thriller follows Mara Kint (Sarah Shahi), a former hostage negotiator and expert on human behavior, who became a college professor after facing an unimaginable personal tragedy. But when her former boss, Charlie Ventana (Dennis Haysbert), brings her in to save ordinary people who have lost themselves in an immersive, highly advanced virtual reality program in which users can live out their wildest dreams, she finds that in saving others, she may actually have discovered a way to save herself.

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Why Was It Cancelled? As expected, NBC pulled the plug on this low-rated series. It was originally planned for a mid-season start during the 2017-18 season, but was pushed to Summer which is never a good sign. It debuted in late May to pretty tepid numbers and saw those drop even further through its ten-episode run. It averaged only a 0.4 rating based on on the demo during its first season which is pretty low for broadcast network show even during the low-viewership Summer months. It never generated much buzz around the sci fi community nor did I see much social activity in support of the show. I don’t expect fans to make much fuss over the show’s demise and this one becomes yet another one-season-and-done Peak TV entry that will wind up on the  trash heap.

Season to Date (StD) Ratings Results:

Air Date Airings Live+SD Rtg StD Avg Tot Vwrs (M) Live+7 Rtg Status
5/30/18 1 0.6 0.6 2.9 n/a On the Bubble
6/6/18 2 0.50 0.6 2.2 n/a On the Bubble
6/13/18 3 0.50 0.5 2.3 n/a On the Bubble
6/20/18 4 0.40 0.5 1.8 n/a Cancellation Likely
6/27/18 5 0.40 0.5 1.8 n/a Cancellation Likely
7/4/18 n/a Preempted 0.5 n/a n/a Cancellation Likely
7/11/18 6 0.40 0.5 2.2 n/a Cancellation Likely
7/18/18 7 0.40 0.5 1.7 n/a Cancellation Likely
7/25/18 8 0.40 0.5 2.1 n/a Cancellation Likely
8/1/18 9 0.40 0.4 2.1 n/a Cancellation Likely
8/8/18 10 0.40 0.4 1.9 n/a Cancellation Likely

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