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Why did Longmire get cancelled?

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The hit television show Longmire was allegedly cancelled to the age of its fans. The median age of the show's viewers was 60, while the network's target age was 48.

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The TV show "Longmire" was based on Craig Johnson's mystery books about Wayne Longmire, a fictional Wyoming county sheriff. It was A&;E's second-most-popular show, behind "Duck Dynasty," bringing in 5.6 million viewers in its last season. Also contributing to the cancellation was the fact that A&;E did not have an ownership stake in the show. This, as well as programming to younger viewers, is a growing trend among TV networks.

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