Pearson canceled after just one season: Just too much content to watch?

PEARSON -- "The Rival" Episode 109 -- Pictured: Gina Torres as Jessica Pearson -- (Photo by: Scott Everett White/USA Network)
PEARSON -- "The Rival" Episode 109 -- Pictured: Gina Torres as Jessica Pearson -- (Photo by: Scott Everett White/USA Network) /

USA Network has canceled Pearson after just one season. Was it a flop or is there just too much content to now watch live?

Sadly, it is one and done for Pearson, the Suits spin-off starring Gina Torres. The USA Network made the decision to cancel the series, although it hasn’t given a direct reason why.

TVLine reported the news, offering up the ratings as the likely culprit. And the Live + Same Day ratings are certainly the probable reason for canceling the political drama. The show was the lowest-rated out of all USA dramas, and it was second behind Mr. Robot for lowest-viewed. In the end, it averaged 0.513 million and a 0.1 demo rating.

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This was almost half the viewers and demo rating that its parent show Suits gained. But was the halved ratings really because the show wasn’t any good? Or is it just the fact that there’s too much on right now.

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I’m inclined to look at the fact that there’s just too much on the air. Whether you look at primetime, the cable and premium cable networks, or even the streamers, there’s just so much content coming at us. I often joke that I need more hours in the day just to be able to keep up with the current shows I watch. Trying to add new shows in isn’t that easy.

In fact, I’m more likely to let the season run through and then look for wherever it’s going to stream. And if a show gets canceled after one season, I’m probably not going to check it out, even if I was interested. That is sadly likely going to be the case here.

Pearson may not have been a bad show. It’s not something that I can tell because I didn’t watch any of it. It had a good lead-in with Suits‘ final season, but it clearly just wasn’t enough. Wednesdays are a competitive night, so that’s another thing going against it. I’m already watching SEAL Team and SWAT. I record Chicago Fire, Nancy Drew, American Horror Story and more to watch later or the following day. I just can’t add more in!

So, the show was likely canceled due to ratings. And those ratings are down because there’s just too much content right now. Remember when we complained there were so many channels and not enough content? Looks like that problem was solved a little too well!

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What did you think of Pearson? Were you surprised it was canceled? Would you have liked to see a second season? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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