It ain't cheap to shoot on site in San Francisco or run around with all that medical equipment, those fancy helicopters, and to blow up all sorts of stuff. To afford such a show, it would have to really prove itself as extremely worth it for NBC... and as hinted above, it has not.
Cancellation Danger Zone Status:
Trauma's premiere on September 28th brought in 6.9 million viewers, getting beaten out in the Monday 9PM timeslot by Dancing with the Stars at 16.8, Lie to Me at 7.7, plus Two and a Half Men with 13.6 paired on CBS with The Big Bang Theory at 13 mil. The only show it beat was Gossip Girl with 2.3 mil, and The CW has much lower standards than the main networks for TV ratings. (Source)
Considering its Monday night NBC pairing, Heroes, is hanging around 5.7-6 million and that's after it dropped a whole bunch during last season, it's looking like Trauma is hanging on as well as the troubled Heroes. As you can imagine, that's not particularly a good sign.
NBC has not announced that Trauma might be on the chopping block, but they have already announced full season pick-ups for other freshman shows, Community and Mercy, plus for sophomore show Parks and Recreation. No full season love for Trauma. They've just announced they're committed to airing three more episodes of Trauma, but that's pretty much saying they've made these expensive episodes already, so they won't pull those episodes if something were to happen with the show's status (more).
So, since it lost a whole lot of viewers right away after the premiere episode which probably included some of you Reelers, we want to know if you care about Trauma and think it should be saved!
Here at SideReel we're all about campaigning for our favorite shows in danger to get saved, but while some of us have kept up with Trauma, (well, maybe just me...) we're much like the rest of its wavering audience not quite feeling the intense excitement this show promised to have. So how about you?
Do you want to save Trauma or would you go with a "do not resuscitate" on this hurting newbie?