The weekend ratings are now in, and when it comes to “Witches of East End,” we feel like the news is by and large good.
Per TVbythenumbers, the finale drew 1.1 million viewers and a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic. When you look at the total viewer count alone, the fact that the show lost 600,000 viewers from the season 1 finale really isn’t good.
However, you do have to look at things with a little bit of perspective here. In the demo, the show is only down one tenth, and we learned from the cancellation of “Longmire” for the most part that these demo ratings really are what matters more than anything else.
As for when Lifetime could opt to make a decision on the show’s future, and the one thing that we would advise here is patience, and plenty of it. Sometimes, the network can take many weeks before making up their mind, but they’ll most-likely have to at some point this fall. That is when contracts for their actors will expire, and they cannot leave everyone hanging out to dry forever.
Of course, we do want to see the show come back for another season, and we feel reasonably confident that it will. One of the big factors here is that Lifetime does seem to be committed to original programming, and it’s not like they have an enormous roster of shows to make up for losing it.
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