Melrose Place Cancellation Buzz: Keep It or Kill It? - Featured

The CW, not being a huge TV network, has much lower ratings standards when it comes to a successful show vs. a show on the chopping block.

While the bigger networks including NBC, ABC, CBS, and Fox expect about 7 - 17 million viewers or so for a successful show, popular CW show like Gossip Girl keep afloat for around 2 million, and a fellow freshman series to Melrose Place, Vampire Diaries, hit 4.2 million viewers for this week's episode (more).

So, for those shows we consider in danger on the likes of NBC like Heroes, the ratings may just have dropped a lot, down to 5 or 6 million for concerns of cancellation, but for The CW, cancellation for a show like The Beautiful Life was because it was hitting 1 million in its first few episodes, and not showing any sign of popularity or improvement.

Since the difference between a popular show at 2 million and a canceled show at 1 million doesn't feel like a huge gap, there's certainly reason to wonder if Melrose Place is going to cut it for a 2nd season renewal. MP kicked off its season premiere on September 8th with 2.27 million viewers (more), and now by the 8th episode, has dropped to 1.59 million (more).

With GG and 90210 staying steady around 2 million, and others like Vampire Diaries and Supernatural sticking around 3-4 million, would The CW hang on to a show that started where their popular shows have dropped, plus then dropped closer and closer to the number of a show they canceled after 2 episodes?

So, while we editorial ladies here at SideReel can't resist a juicy CW drama and are still watching Melrose Place, we have to wonder if we're going to have to agree with when they say:

"Yes, the CW has ordered 18 episodes for this season. Two cast members have been fired, and producers say they plan to change direction from the new Melrose Place's dark murder mystery. Will it be enough?"

What do you think? Do you agree with TVGuide and our growing concerns that while MP is doing okay, it looks like the ratings aren't all that's slipping? Would you like to see MP survive for another season, or are you part of that viewership that's dropped off since the premiere and don't plan to return?



Nov 6, 2009 3:56PM EST

keep it :)i actually like MP, and i hope the keep it for another season

Nov 6, 2009 4:17PM EST

It's not shown here in the UK....probably cause it's nowhere near as good as the original.....but I might watch online to see....

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Nov 6, 2009 6:22PM EST

Take it out back and shoot it in the head.

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Nov 6, 2009 7:35PM EST

I barely made it through the pilot and decided I have better things to do with my time.Cancelling it wouldn't really be a loss.

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Nov 6, 2009 10:13PM EST

cancel it

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Nov 7, 2009 3:38AM EST

keep it, its getting interesting, but they should fire Aslee Simpson she's deffinetly not a good actress

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Nov 7, 2009 5:39AM EST

Keep it

Nov 7, 2009 7:06AM EST

it should stay!

Nov 7, 2009 12:18PM EST

KEEP IT!!!!!!!!!!

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Nov 7, 2009 2:26PM EST

KILL IT!! i watched like a quarter of an episode and i couldn't even handle it. Kill it, kill it, kill it.

Nov 7, 2009 2:50PM EST

I'm actually not sure, it's not as good as my other favorites, but i still watch it.. i especially love the music :D

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Nov 7, 2009 4:05PM EST

Keep it but get rid of Ashley Simpson.

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Nov 7, 2009 4:32PM EST

Ashlee Simpson is actually one of the actors that got kicked off the show

Nov 7, 2009 7:43PM EST

just kill it...really didnt like it

Nov 7, 2009 9:14PM EST

That article had so many numbers!But I say cancel, and take 90210 off as well!

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Nov 8, 2009 1:55AM EST

cancel it!

Nov 8, 2009 2:26AM EST

KILL IT!!!!!!it's bad enough with the first, and the re-runs of the not destroy another generation with it....

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Nov 8, 2009 7:36AM EST

keep it. The CW has cancelled too many shows already, it's as if it wants to be the next FOX. This show has potential, and I want to see where it goes.

Nov 11, 2009 1:07PM EST

Cancel it, I watched the first episode and hated it.

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Nov 18, 2009 10:47PM EST

Keep it! We need a good saucy night time soap-opera!

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Jan 10, 2010 12:17PM EST


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Jan 29, 2010 10:26PM EST

Get Rid of it... I watched the first two episodes hoping for something exciting to happen, but it really is NOT worth keeping...

May 10, 2010 2:53AM EDT

keep it!! give it a chance to see what can come out of it!

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Apr 16, 2011 6:48PM EDT

keep it like it there are so many shows to watch yet i still watch it. keep itttttttttttt

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