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Ratings: Loyalty to Some

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Every fan and everyone who works on a show hopes that their show lives a long life, gets really popular and then gets to end on its own terms. Sometimes all of those things happen but the route from the beginning to the end is still less than ideal. Sometimes the show can get too big for its own good. Sometimes the show wears out its welcome sooner than expected. Sometimes the show gets dragged out longer than it should have. Sometimes when the end comes, another show takes away its shine. That is the nature of the TV business so I guess that means Empire will probably seriously jump the shark in season 2, kinda like how Glee did.

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Ratings: Lowering Expectations

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There are a ton of cable shows on this list that are below a million viewers. On the one hand, the transparency is great. On the other hand, at least half of those shows have either already been renewed or have more than a decent chance of being renewed. I guess that means networks are really doing a great job of telling themselves that their shows are hits.

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Ratings: One Step Closer

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The Game is now one step closer to finally ending on its own terms. Last week was the season finale and the next season will be the last one for the show. I had to get that in because I haven’t seen any numbers for any of the lower rated Friday and Monday shows. There’s a possibility they come around eventually but I don’t know when.

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Ratings: How to Get Away Before Spring

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I know ABC really would have liked to get more than 15 episodes out of How to Get Away with Murder this season but you can’t always have what you want and the same scenario may apply for next season too.

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March 2015 Television Premiere Dates

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I’m not sure I would consider this month to have something for everyone in terms of premieres and returns but there is a more diverse selection than last month. That might count for something.

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