I was devastated (insomuch as a person can be about a TV show being cancelled – because let’s be honest, there are many other more important things in life to be devastated about, but I digress), to find out that A&E had cancelled Longmire.
Fans of the show are now out in droves, showing their support through Social Media using the hashtag, #LongLiveLongmire. There was a twitter party last night to support the cause, and they trended. Go fans! I of course, was late to the party because I’ve been so busy tracking down bulls this week (fun stories to follow, rest assured), that I was unaware.
A media group is doing a survey, that anyone who is a fan of the show should take. Apparently the A&E advertisers thought the show audience demographic was “too old”. According to this article, the average age viewer is 60, compared to 48 for the rest of A&E’s programming.
I’m not going to lie, I don’t get it.
First of all, from a purely monetary standpoint, the 60+ age demographic have more money to spend on the products/services that might be advertised during Longmire.
Second – the show had 5.6 million viewers and was doing well on all accounts.
The show is owned by Time Warner and they are hoping to place it with another network.
We can only hope, and tweet, and take the survey above.
Long Live Longmire!