Lie to Me has not been cancelled by Fox; as recently as today the network insisted it hoped to keep the show for a fourth season.

Through 10 of 13 episodes allotted to it this season, it has averaged 1.9 rating in the adults 18-49 demo. So far, Fox’s network average is a 2.7 rating in the 18-49 demo. If you would like a list of shows that follow this trend, only to be cancelled in the past five years–look at the shows cancelled within the past five years

Most of Monday’s television shows were in reruns, fleeing from ESPN’s BCS title game. That’s a good thing, as the Auburn-Oregon game averaged 27.3 million viewers, an all-time record for an event broadcast on ESPN.

NBC re-aired the first two episodes of “The Cape” in its permanent timeslot. The show didn’t do very well, drawing a 1.0 rating and just over 3.5 million viewers. NBC better hope that’s new viewers and that Sunday’s viewers will return next week. It’s an odd scheduling arrangement.

“Lie to Me” aired two original episodes, and demonstrated why it did not receive a back nine, with a 1.5 demo rating between the two.

The already renewed “Castle” aired a new episode, and thanked the stars it was already renewed, with an anemic 2.1 demo rating.

8 p.m.

The Bachelor (8-10 pm): 2.8 demo, 8.5 million viewers

How I Met Your Mother (Repeat): 2.4 demo, 7.3 million viewers

Lie To Me: 1.6 demo, 5.5 million viewers

Chuck (repeat): .8 demo, 3 million viewers


Rules of Engagement (repeat): 2.0 demo, 6.6 million viewers


Two and a Half Men (repeat): 2.4 demo, 10.2 million viewers

Lie to Me: 1.5 demo, 5.4 million viewers

The Cape (9-11, repeat): 1.0 demo, 3.5 million viewers


Mike and Molly (repeat): 2.0 demo, 8.6 million viewers


Castle: 2.1 demo, 9 million viewers

Hawaii Five-0 (repeat): 1.5 demo, 6.6 million viewers

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Jason Woods is a Blast staff writer

15 Responses

  1. Dolly

    Lie to me is not canceled. Your information is incorrect. Read what Fox Pres said today @TCA

    • Jason Woods

      I apologize. Lie to Me is not cancelled, it has just not received any more episodes. Are we splitting hairs here? It will not be back next season.

      • Kelsey

        According to the FOX TCA today there is every possibility of a season 4, they’re just waiting till spring to see how the rest of their line up is working.
        No need for the snark.

      • 3rdrocker

        Wow, from what journalism school did you graduate? You should get your money back. Rule #1: Get your facts straight before you attempt to write! LIE TO ME IS NOT CANCELED, nor does it deserve to be, as you think! Lie to Me’s audience is a highly educated one, so I’ll go out on a limb and guess that you don’t watch the show. No wonder you weren’t invited to the TCAs. Are you even aware that the show and Tim Roth won PCAs? And do you honestly think that the Nielsen ratings are even remotely accurate? They’re so archaic and skewed, it’s laughable.

        Here’s a proper article for you to read on the subject. Perhaps you can learn something.

        Sorry, pal. You set yourself up for all these comments. I agree with Kelsey. No need for snarkiness on your part.

  2. Sansa

    “The already cancelled Lie to Me” <- not funny! not true! Lie to me is brilliant, just sayin'!

  3. Elphaba

    Get a new job, Jason Woods. It’s not been cancelled– that decision will be made in the spring. According to FOX execs it COULD be back in the fall.

    Facts: you should check them.

  4. Alice

    LOL. FALSE. Lie to Me was NOT canceled; actually, Fox executives at today’s TCA mess sounded optimistic about a fourth season order. The lack of a back nine order had less to do with canceling the show and everything to do with Fox’s full midseason schedule.

    Run and tell THAT.

  5. Bec

    You really need to check your facts before posting. I’m also assuming you don’t actually watch Lie To Me from your stupid remark.

    NICE WORK!! (if you missed it, I was being sarcastic) maybe you should do some research next time! Just a thought!

  6. -fallen-one-

    Wow, seriously, LTM has been canceled? Wow. I bet even FOX doesn’t know that. You do? Oh. Okay…
    By the way, by the sound of yesterdays TCA, I’d say it’s most likely to get season 4. But, now is canceled, you say, huh?

    Seriously? Oh. Look, you must have inside scoop or something. You’re the ONLY one who said LTM is canceled.

    • You guys cant read

      Lie to Me has not been cancelled by Fox; as recently as today the network insisted it hoped to keep the show for a fourth season.

      Learn to read please…. It was the first sentence he wrote….

  7. dale hinshaw

    if fox cancelled LTM they are a ass like chuck l on two and half men i will never watch fox ever you get a great show and keep moving it around what the hell are you guys jews all so!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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