Why Did the TV Series "Revolution" End?


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NBC cancelled the post-apocalyptic drama “Revolution” after two seasons due to declining ratings. By the end of the show’s run, it was attracting only around 4 million viewers per episode, which led to the network’s decision not to renew “Revolution” for a third season.

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The series focused on a society reeling from a cataclysmic disaster that caused all electronic devices to stop functioning. It started off strong, pulling in more than 11 million viewers for its premier. However, by the time of the show’s second season premier, those numbers had dropped to around 7 million and only continued to decline. Some critics, such as David Hinckley of the New York Daily News, blamed the show’s failure on its clumsy plotting and inconsistent character development.

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