Friday, 4 May 2012

Message to NBC and Chevrolet - Updated

Let's get straight to the point. 'Awake' is brilliant. It is the perfect mixture of drama, sci-fi and mystery. Exquisite writing, brilliant directing and perfectly cast characters help make it by far and away our favourite show on TV at the moment.

Much to our surprise, 'Awake' was not getting many viewers, and has been predicted by '' to be cancelled by the end of May. We would like to ask you politely and passionately not to give up on this show. It has millions of dedicated fans who tune in to watch it every week. We're sure it would have even more, but 'Awake' faces tough competition. Each week it goes up against the popular ABC show 'Scandal' and hit show 'The Mentalist', a show which has been going for 4 seasons and has an average of almost 15 million viewers a week. Between its first episode and its latest episode, viewing figures have fluctuated just 3 million, and that is over the course of almost 100 episodes. It is plain to see that this show has some dedicated fans. How 'Awake' is expected to go up against a show like this and come out on top is beyond me. Maybe you could try and give it a chance to compete on a different day or in a different time slot, one where it is not competing against a show which, let's face it, will never be beaten on viewers.

Us 'Awake' fans have decided to start a campaign to save our show. Together we have fought and will continue to do so, because we know that 'Awake' has a lot of potential, and should not be another show that is cancelled before it is given a chance to shine.

To Chevrolet
We would like to say that we are very grateful you have chosen to invest in this show. Without you, the show wouldn't exist, so we thank you for that. We hope to inspire you to continue to invest, as the show has so many dedicated fans who would be devastated to see it cancelled so soon.

We would also like to ask you the same thing we have asked NBC, and that is not to give up on this show. The show is expected to go up against 'The Mentalist' every week, a show that has been running for four seasons and is averaging almost 15 million viewers a week. If 'Awake' is given a chance in a different time slot, and attracts more viewers, we hope this will show you that 'Awake' has millions of dedicated fans, and we hope you will continue to invest in our show.

Messages from fans of 'Awake'
'I count down the days until 'Awake' is on every week. TV wouldn't be the same without it, please, you can't cancel it!' - Rita Helou

'I love Jason Isaacs in everything, but this show is fantastic and one of the best ones I've seen for a long time; it doesn't deserve to be cancelled (particularly when alternative viewing options are second-rate rubbish).' - Kylie Joanne Woods

'Intelligent writing - love this show!' - Adele M M McLennan

'This show is good enough to be my next 'Fringe', which is my current 'Lost'. It's just that damn good!' - Andi Erickson Poli

'Please don't cancel this show. I love Jason Isaacs as Det. Michael Britten.' - Marilaine Hagedorn

'I find is preposterous to start an amazing new show in March, schedule it at 10PM on Thursdays and expect great ratings! This show was given the worst conditions ever for a new show and it was still able to amass a good fan base quickly. I say move the show to another time slot where it can live up to its greatness before thinking about cancelling.' - Lex Boismenu

'Best show on NBC by far! Absolutely love Jason Isaacs - his performance is spot on! Intriguing premise, clever writing, and stellar actors - 'Awake' has it all! Needs a better lead in, perhaps 'Smash'?' - Lauren B. Brenner

'This is the best show on television - it cannot be cancelled! It is not only the best, but the smartest. Why aren't people watching it?!' - Mayme Chantel Kathleen Rhoades

'I have been waiting for a show this smartly written ever since 'Lost' ended in 2010. I don't hesitate when saying that it's my favourite show on television right now. Jason Isaacs is masterful in his leading role, and the writers do a perfect job to throw a new curve each week, the stand out one to me being the episode 'That's Not My Penguin'. NBC would be losing a real gem if they gave up on such a brilliant hour of television. Long live this amazing show.' - Kevin Lawler

'We love this show! Why not move it to another time slot for a while? People need to have the opportunity to see this show and they will love it too!' - Cherie J. Doughtie

'Please renew this awesome show. Try a new day or time slot. Jason Isaacs and the cast are amazing! Please don't take this show away from the fans who watch!' - Trina Ickes

'I love this show! It's one of the few good ones on TV these days! It ranks right up there with 'Grimm' in my opinion! Please save it!' - Rita Higgins

'Save it! It's only starting in Ireland tonight but I've seen an episode already and it looks amazing! Should definitely be saved. Fantastic cast, fantastic concept. Just plain brilliant.' - Laurie Ni Cuinneain

'Awake is getting screwed big time, it deserves better than this. NBC has no problem airing constant repeats of 'Law & Order: SVU' every week, why can't (won't) NBC simply replace those episodes with 'Awake'? NBC afraid ratings might go up?' - Jennifer Tempest

'It's just on the wrong night! Thursday is packed with so much stuff... ABC has 'Missing', FOX has 'The Vampire Diaries' and their shows that follow. CBS has the wildly popular 'Person of Interest'. I hope they either try another night or give it one more season! It deserves a second chance!' - Trina Ickes

'I love 'Awake' but sometimes I have to watch it online because Thursday night is my only TV night and it is on at the same time as other shows I have watched longer.' - Pamela Thompson Caldwell

'Will be so disappointed if they don't renew this show.' - Zac Mannik

'Please save this - what an original, entertaining show.' - Linda Cross

''Awake' is a refreshing, intelligent show and one that has restored my faith in a good series. If crude reality shows like 'Jersey Shore' can last five seasons and possibly see six, why must networks such as NBC cut the few shows that still make viewers think and give them meaningful messages that they can hold on to. One more season... at least give it that.' - Lauren Gelli


  1. Please dont cancel this show, it has me so hooked, I am always left waiting for the next episode of this amazing story. When I heard that Awake could be at risk of cancelling I could not believe it, with the other tv shows that are allowed to go on and on , it does not make sense. Please save this Awake. - Lynda Lee

  2. Awake is brilliant, by far the best new show to appear this year. The acting and writing are top-notch and the show is by turns mysterious, touching and suspenseful. Please don't give up on it yet.

  3. When you take a new show and put it against a stupid but popular show like the Mentalist, that tells me that executives want it to fail. Put Awake in a different time slot and watch it prosper...

  4. I would be watching Awake every week, but my family has had to cancel our TV. I am looking forward to watching Awake when it comes out to DVD and I am hoping that if it stays around for a second season that my family and I will be able to get our TV service back and watch it every week.

  5. NBC, PLEASE don't cancel this. I love this show, and I feel like it's just getting started.

  6. PLEASE!!!!! Don't cancel this show!
    Julia, Nick and children. With love from Russia)

  7. Please DONT CANCEL. It's actually original, and the writing is amazing too.

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  9. I stopped watching this show because I heard it was going to be cancelled. The problem with networks and advertisers these days, is they just don't give good, quality shows a chance to gain momentum!!! Let the masses of sensational-tv-show-sheep catch-on to what the intelligent viewer already knows: THIS IS A QUALITY SHOW THAT TAKES ACTUAL THOUGHT TO ENJOY - join us in continuing to enjoy this show!!!!!

    So, why did I stop watching Awake, then? Because in the past year I have been left with 2 cliff-hangers that will never be revealed and I couldn't bare the third: Detroit 1-8-7; The Firm; and now Awake!!!!!!!! All three shows were well written and acted by amazing talent - why not give them a couple of years to mature and catch-on???? Sopranos, The Closer and various other shows would have also been tanked if they would have made knee-jerk reactions to ratings!!!!

    Think of the audience you are disappointing. If you want TV to be more than just a bunch of low-budget, Reality TV shows with badly produced (and yes, we know they're produced) real-life events, let some of these quality shows take time to make it before throwing them out with yesterdays quality TV!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Yours Truly
    Elena Vaccaro
    A future book-reader and internet surfer with NO TV SET!!!!

  10. Awake is smart, has a wonderfully talented cast, and it reveals new layers each episode. The reason NBC is always last in ratings under ABC and CBS is because they haven't fought for the smart show. Instead they play endless hours of The Biggest Loser, The Voice, and other shows that relish simplicity and ineptitude. Sometimes a network needs to bet on a show that gains a dedicated audience for a thought provoking piece of art. Everyone compares these shows to Lost: a show that went down in ratings after the 1st season but didn't falter in losing that dedication of fans. Lost has been gone for 2 years, and there are still those who long for smart, episodic serials that have a pure and honest ending. Please NBC, be smart! Show that you can make good TV and not depend on dumbness.

  11. NBC, save your reputation....Awake is your best show on your network, and canceling Awake will hurt your reputation even more and drop your viewers on everything else. Please save this show, it's the only smart and mind twisting show worth watching nowadays. You should be proud that it is playing on your network.

  12. Give AWAKE a fair chance! What an EXCELLENT show with a BRILLIANT storyline. It keeps you intrigued and captivated. In a world saturated with REALITY TV... it is nice to have a show that is intellectually stimulating and also clean enough for family viewing... a RARITY these days! PLEASE rethink this huge mistake!

  13. Such an INCREDIBLE show! Would be a HUGE disappointment if it was taken off the air! Legitimately captivating stories on television are few and far between these days. Please rethink this decision. Awake has me tuned in each week and is fantastic TV!