Priyanka Chopra, who made her American TV show debut with ABC’s Quantico may have to deal with some bad news. According to a website that tracks the ratings of TV shows in the US, the show has seen a drastic dip in the ratings despite being given a primetime slot on Monday. The website notes, “A while back the Bear noted that Quantico’s move to Monday nights would likely result in marginal ratings gains at best. That didn’t happen, and thus the show is getting a downgrade to a likely cancellation.”
Two shows that have recently been canceled include ‘Notorious’ and ‘Conviction’. The ratings for these shows were 0.87 and 0.64 respectively. Quantico, on the other hand, is dangling at a dangerous 0.76, which means if it doesn’t show an upward swing in the coming weeks, it’ll certainly be taken off air. The tracking website isn’t too optimistic on PC’s espionage drama. It further noted: “Quantico probably won’t move much higher than its current ratings this season and ABC should cut ties with it at season’s end.”
The website follows something called as a ‘Bear Methodology.’ If a show gets one bear, it means ‘Certain Cancellation’ while two bears, which Quantico is currently at, means ‘Likely Cancelation.’ In either case, this isn’t a great scenario for Chopra who has pinned her hopes on Quantico to enter the mainstream American market. While it has enjoyed two long seasons, the current one hasn’t generated any great reviews that could bolster its prospects. A review on another portal summed up the show’s problem when it said, “We know theoretically that Alex is in danger, but she’s never proven herself to be anything but capable under pressure. Her incredible ability to get herself out of any sticky situation has become a road bump in her character’s story and it no longer feels like Alex is in danger, even when she is.”
Quantico’s demise has been long impending. A report in a leading daily tabloid said that Chopra is doing everything in her capacity to keep the show afloat, even slashing her acting remuneration by half. If Quantico, which won Chopra two Popular Choice awards, is indeed canceled by ABC, her next best bet to survive Hollywood is the Baywatch reboot where she features in a negative role opposite Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron.