NBC’s Constantine to End Freshman Season with 13 Episodes. Constantine won’t be extending its demon-hunting season anytime soon. NBC has opted not to give the DC Comics adaptation a back nine order, meaning that the first season will end after 13 episodes.
Deadline first reported the news of NBC halting production on the supernatural drama once it’s done airing it’s 13-episode order after seeing its low viewership numbers. However, this doesn’t rule out a second season yet so fans shouldn’t think that the show has been cancelled until the network makes a final decision.
Constantine premiered in October with 4.3 million viewers falling in the 1.4 demo, but its Live+3 numbers have increased the premiere to a total of 7 million viewers. Viewership though had declined after episodes 2 and 3 going to a 0.8 in the demo. However, episode 5 brought an increase in the demo to 1.1 holding steady with 3 million people watching the series.
NBC has shown support for Constantine, airing a marathon of its first few episodes on Syfy this weekend and the cast is slated to make an appearance at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade this week.
Despite no news on whether the show has been renewed or cancelled, what NBC can do is follow a similar model to its other show Hannibal by airing 13-episode seasons every year. But we probably won’t know anything till Constantine finishes it’s 13-episode order in February. What do you guys think of Constantine’s fate on NBC?
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