American Gothic Season 2, BrainDead Season 2 Canceled: Low Ratings Caused Their Downfall

By Savitha Muppala | 3 months ago
American Gothic Season 2, BrainDead Season 2 Canceled: Low Ratings Caused Their Downfall
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CBS will not renew American Gothic and BrainDead for the second installment as shared by the network.


This is because the freshman series rounded off with very abysmal sessions and the network thought it best to cancel the second installment with no profit in sight.

American Gothic turned out to be very disappointing as far as viewership sessions go. The series’ best episode that recorded the most viewership showed just 3.6 million viewers and analysts at the network were not too happy with the performance. Therefore, it did not inspire a renewal of the series for a second season, reports TV Line.

When Braindead premiered in June 2016, it showed great promise with its first episode recording more than 4.5 million viewers. The figures began to plummet soon after and a shocking analysis revealed that the final episode just had above 2 million viewers.

The performance of both American Gothic and Braindead came as a surprise. Both series began with immense promise and expectations, with both acquiring 13 episode orders. The two had the best teams on board who have reached mega success in the past.

American Gothic stars Anthony Starr, Justin Chatwin, Elliot Knight, Juliet Rylance, Virginia Madsen, Megan Ketch, and Gabriel Bateman. It deals with the cast finding that there is a serial killer in their group. It is a comic thriller but failed to capture and hold viewers’ interest through the episodes.

BrainDead is the pet project from creators Robert and Michelle King. They are two of the most long-standing ally of CBS network after working on The Good Wife. This is an interesting thriller set in a comic background with a good deal of politics rampant in Washington, D.C.

BrainDead stars Nikki M. James ,Danny Pino, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Tony Shalhoub, Aaron Tveit, and Johnny Ray Gill. The series failed to garner the required sessions that would have ensured the series being renewed for a second season.

It was almost a foregone conclusion with the abysmal numbers that season 2 for these two shows may not see the light of day. Low numbers in ratings more or less spelled doom and sadly, American Gothic and BrainDead are both in danger.

Also Read: American Gothic Season 2 Canceled — Network Unable To Green Light Series Despite New Season Content

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