A recent dip the show's ratings put it in danger of cancellation.
March 9, 2011
Fans of Hellcats might want to keep a close eye on the show's ratings over its next few episodes. The cheerleading drama has recently dipped to a series low 0.6 rating in the adults 18-49 demo.
When The CW premiered Hellcats back in September of last year, it started off respectably in its Wednesday time slot with a 1.2 rating and didn't fall lower than 0.9 over the course of its first 10 episodes. While nothing to brag about, the ratings were strong enough for the network to issue it a full season pickup a month later. Then in late December, The CW announced that the show would move to Tuesday nights in January.
As it turns out, the move might not have been the best thing for the show. On its first Tuesday airing on January 25, 2011, Hellcats earned a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating - about on par with its season average up to that point. However, since then the show has dropped off in subsequent weeks, hitting a series low 0.6 rating in its last two episodes.
While the show will likely finish out the season - it has five episodes remaining - its prospects for Season 2 will likely depend on its ratings performance during this next batch of episodes.
Doing a quick comparison of the ratings between Hellcats' first season and the recently-cancelled Life Unexpected's second season, it's easy to see that Hellcats is now at the season-low level that Life Unexpected hit in its final weeks.
If you're interested in how Hellcats stacks up against other CW shows (or any show for that matter), head on over to our ratings charts area and have a look.