Is there a chance that tonight’s two-hour finale of “Finding Carter” on MTV marks the end of the series? Based on the ratings we’re looking at for the time being, we are certainly facing a little bit of uncertainty.
Let’s start with the biggest reason why the show may be canceled: The ratings are not good … at all. As a matter of fact, they’ve plummeted over the course of season 2. The season 1 finale of season 1 last year had a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic and almost a million total viewers. The season 2A finale earlier this year had a 0.3 rating and 560,000 viewers; meanwhile, the last episode this fall drew less than a 0.2 rating and barely over 300,000 viewers. The show has lost two-thirds of its audience and also three-fifths of its demo.
What’s the biggest reason for the drop? We can attribute it somewhat to the schedule being a little all over the place, and on 24 episodes this year being a heck of a huge commitment. However, at the same time the show has spun its wheels often in season 2, and it makes us feel that this may have been a series better off doing ten or so episodes a season, or maybe only having a couple of seasons to constitute its entire run.
Even with all of our concerns it is possible that a third season could happen, given that MTV’s scripted dramas are limited beyond “Teen Wolf,” and this is a show that tackles socially-conscious topics important to young people. We’ll just have to see what the network decides over the weeks / potentially months ahead.
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