Nikita Season 3: A Toss Up Between Renewal and Cancellation

2 years ago, by

May 3, 2012

“In Nikita season 3, I would hope that after season 2 there would be not demons that are taken care of, but demons that at least are recognized.” — a quote from Nikita star Maggie Q. herself in an interview from a blog in Zap2It about Nikita season 3.

The CW’s jampacked action series received a “safe bet” prediction from TV Line based on its January 2012 Renewal Scorecard. However, based on my further research, the show has been vacillating from “low” to “steady” the last four months — which rationally explains the toss up prediction of TV by the numbers on its April 17th article. “Toss up” means that there’s a 50-50 chance that the show will be on the chopping block or if lucky, renewed for season 3.

Nielsen charted a steady rating with 1.32 million viewers (matching its series low demo).

Although the ratings of the show is not up to par, fans feel otherwise. Garnering from Nikita’s fan-base worldwide, only a cynic would say that the show doesn’t deserve a chance (atleast for another season).

Some supporters even declared that Nikita is one of CW’s worth-watching entertainment together with Vampire Diaries in contrary to Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Ringer — which they considered “dull”. But why just the “steady” ratings? Some fans noted that the timeslot is actually the one responsible for the show’s insufficient number of viewers, making them turn on the very reliable internet to tune in into their favorite CW action-drama.

That’s all we have for now, hopefully more news to come this May. To continue receiving updates about Nikita’s possible renewal for season 3, feel free to check the site regularly.

In the meantime, please allow your thoughts to be heard. Express your support for Nikita. Hit our comment box below!

  • Sheilla Dingus

    Nikita is really the only show on TV that I care about watching now.  I’m really hoping for a season 3!  Unfortunately, I’m one of those people who have had to rely on the internet to catch it because of the timeslot.  I really hope CW will recognize the quality of this show and renew. 

  • JJ

    Season 3!!! Please please please.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000556991212 Vanessa Mill

    I Love Nikita. And the internet thing is true!!!!!!!!!!!    I always have to watch it online

  • Nancy

    please, please CW, renow!!! I love this serie is amazing!! 

  • shuail

    i am a Nikita fan so i wish they could just end the show with a 13 episode so we could have a good ending because if the show is in danger it will be canceled afterwords so its safe to end it by next year than hoping for a renewal although this show could go on for 5 seasons and more  ,plus i think hart of dixie and ringer will be canceled , gossip girl  for a series finally and to be truthful secrete circle is unknown 

  • albus

    Please renew Nikita please! I am from Vietnam and Nikita is a big deal here. I’ve known CW becoz of Nikita. PLEASE!

  • albus

    Please renew Nikita please! I am from Vietnam and Nikita is a big deal here. I’ve known CW becoz of Nikita. PLEASE!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FHLC5HL6XRNUT44MOKUTQ7A6T4 jasonc

    The show MUST go on!
    Go NIKITA!
    This show has more fans from around the world than the CW thinks!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FHLC5HL6XRNUT44MOKUTQ7A6T4 jasonc

    The show MUST go on!
    Go NIKITA!
    This show has more fans from around the world than the CW thinks!

  • Kitty

    How can they NOT renew Nikita???? so many people love this show especially overseas where they can’t exactly watch it on tv. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE CW RENEW NIKITA

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=712127931 Tina Wang

    Nikita is hands down the best show on television right now. I can’t understand what possible reason there’d even be to consider canceling it

  • Blah

    i will seriously be disappointed in the CW if they cancel Nikita.  they need to keep this “friday factor” in mind bc unfortunately I usually miss Nikita due to not being home from eating out, but i always watch it online when its available (week late is better than none!) its one of the best shows on tv imo so please network exec suites i implore you to do the right thing this time and make at least some people proud and give us a 3rd season.  make it the last if you must, but we need a #3!!!  also keep in mind that le femme nikita had over 100 episodes!!!  honestly i would like to see the same for Nikita (btw Maggie Q and Lyndsey Fonseca are amazing! and no matter how many other shows she does, Amanda is and always will be Amanda (didn’t even use her real name bc in my world her real name is Amanda!  lol j/k)  Michael and shad0wwalker are great too, not allowed to express in words on this forum what Percy is…)

  • chris

    I love Nikita and watch it on the internet also.  RENEW it!!!

  • Akane

     Season 3 please!

  • Magchi

    Getting more exciting each week. Keep the show!!

  • NickKitt

    Why you weren’t what to renew this excellent series is beyond me. NIKITA is one of the best series on TV, so much better then the shows that get better ratings. That, however, is CW’s fault in not giving NIKTA a better time slot. CW would also be smart in renewing for the DVD sales. Wake up, CW…….

  • Danielle

    I LOVE NIKITAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I haven’t missed a show, and I just love the budding romance of Alex and Sean :)

  • vanessa

    The Vampire Diaries & Nikita are the best!!! WE NEED MORE NIKITA!!! Season 3!!!

  • Aimara

    I love Nikita but I always have to watch it online—>We need season 3…hopefully they change it to another day…i liked when it was right after the vampire diaries!

  • Grace

    I’ve watched a lot of series but they never get my attention as much as Nikita did. I don’t know, but i got hooked. After every episode, it keeps my mind asking for questions.I got to see their different values, their interest, their  longing for a family. But there is always a twist which you will never know that will come. Very exciting. There’s action, there’s dramedy, there’s a good cast. Compared to other series, I would really love NIKITA to be renewed. With these lots of series on TV,  few have good eyes to see what a show must be – Setting up a good example and teaching the viewers of good values. I think that is the television’s social responsibility.

    NIKITA IS A GOOD SHOW. COMPARED TO OTHERS – A MUCH BETTER ONE.  WHY KILL A BETTER SHOW??? ARE YOU NUTS??

  • Xshecx

    i love nikita!!! really nice action series…

  • Anon

    renew nikita for season 3 please

  • Jéssica

    Nikita has to be renewed, is a great series and I love the stories. See Maggie Q and Lyndsy Fonseca working together is incredible!
    Please renew for a 3 season! 

  • Jéssica

    Nikita has to be renewed, is a great series and I love the stories. See Maggie Q and Lyndsy Fonseca working together is incredible!
    Please renew for a 3 season! 

  • meow

    i would be very sad if it was cancelled!

  • meow

    i would be very sad if it was cancelled!

  • Soxcoop1235

    The show is hitting It’s stride…it would be a Damn shame not to be renewed !!!

  • nikitafan

    NIKITA is one of the best shows out there!!! It should be renewed for more that another season!!! Maggie Q is simply amazing, spectacular! One of a kind! 

  • NikiFan

    Would hate not to continue. Even though on a friday night it has a home on my DVR!!! The shows is getting better with every episode. There are so many possibilities the show can take!!! Just love the girl power!!!

  • Tina444

    season 3!!!!!!!!!!1

  • Melanie

    Nikita is the BEST TV show.  Everything about it is great from the story line to acting to fighting, high tech gadgets and things that Shadow Walker does.  Maggie Q is so gooooooooooood.  She can fight and she can act.  And she’s hot and stunning. Please renew Nikita.  Many Americans don’t know about Nikita yet but in Asia and other continents, Nikita is the biggest hit and the most popular TV show.  CW should have better marketing for Nikita to bring more viewers.  CW should have Maggie Q and the casts be interviewed on TV and radio by other ethnic groups such as Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Philippines, Hispanics, etc.  It’s extremely low cost to advertise Nikita on other ethnic group TV and that will be the popularity of Nikita up very fast.  Billboards all over Los Angeles, New York and other part of America will help too.

  • Lily

    Due to the air time and date of Nikita, I can’t watch it every Friday night but I go to CW website and keep checking it until it’s available online. I don’t miss any episode.  It’s addicting! The rating is not fair and not necessary because people watch it online.  People all over the world watching Nikita online.  I don’t know what else to watch on TV if Nikita is not aired. Why don’t they have online rating?  Renew Nikita.  Season 3 is a must.

  • Qiaoan

    Nikita is by far the only show I actually religiously watch. It’s true however that I haven’t been able to watch it as often as I did during its first season because of the schedule. Friday nights and I’m usually out then, regardless of how much I love watching Nikita. So I turn to the internet to watch it instead.

  • Iloveshane

    HANDS DOWN NIKITA IS THE BEST SHOW EVER…I DO BELIEVE THE TIME SLOT CAUSES THE LOW RATINGS CAUSING SEVERAL PEOPLE TO WATCH IT ONLINE AFTER IT AIRS. I ABSOLUTE LOVE THIS SHOW. SEASON 3 PLEASE. #TEAMNIKITA

  • Julie

    Has to be season 3!!!! Why can’t the CW cancel 90210 or gossip girl? Nikita is the only show without stupid teen drama and it deserves another shot!

  • nikita fan

    YES TOTALLY AGREE that time slot is the TOTAL Buzz kill…So hope CW straightens up RENEWS NIkita for SEASON 3 AND changes time slot to better one!!!

  • Starzie

    #SAVENIKITA

  • Thijmen

    CW, please renew Nikita! I watch the show every week!!

  • Billsiegel1

    Great show! i never miss it.

  • Billsiegel1

    Great show! i never miss it.

  • Soo–fine

    I hope there’s season 3. This show is like a movie/drama that keeps you anticipated for the next part. I’m looking forward for season 3.

  • http://twitter.com/_OlFTouNssiA oO_tOuNssiA

    I LOVE NIKITAAA !!!!!
     

  • NikitaROCKS

    I watch this show religiously on hulu because we don’t own a TV; this is more common nowadays since streaming from hulu, netflix, etc. on a large monitor is the (cheaper) equivalent of having a TV.  Technology and household electronics have evolved, especially with the younger generation, who typically live in smaller apartments that don’t yield the space (or cash) for a plasma flat screen.  I still pay for hulu, and thus still see the commercials that fund the show.  I sincerely hope the networks understand that there is a huge online fan base that should count just as much as the neilsen ratings, which I believe only take households with actually TV sets into account.  RENEW NIKITA!!!!!!

  • Nicamariejeanne

    I really want this TV series to continue not only with season 2 but more! It’s a great show!

  • Verkoop3

    Nikita has To stay!! Here in Holland we are enjoying every episode. Thanks!

  • Verkoop3

    Nikita has To stay!! Here in Holland we are enjoying every episode. Thanks!

  • Bwsgirl4ever

    I am going to be really upset at CW if they cancel Nikita! It is truw about the time slot that the show has, fridays are crazy for people. I have not missed an episode yet, it is a really great show, a show that does not involve love triangle and love drama stuff like that. #SAVENIKITA

  • Bwsgirl4ever

    I am going to be really upset at CW if they cancel Nikita! It is truw about the time slot that the show has, fridays are crazy for people. I have not missed an episode yet, it is a really great show, a show that does not involve love triangle and love drama stuff like that. #SAVENIKITA

  • Swede

    I’m a student, so i keep odd hours and i am almost never home when it plays Friday nights. I watch it on Hulu and i LOVE this show!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/gioviroz Giovi Roz

    I don’t own a TV. I watch online only. Started with season 1 on Netflix and moved to CW online and then CW app for iPad (looks /works better!) when I realized I didn’t need to wait for Season 2 on Netflix. I will definitely re-watch it many times on Netflix when it gets there!
    I feel CW should really take into account web / app hits for its show! On CW we watch commercial interruptions as do the regular TV watchers. I’m sincerely thinking I’d love to buy a KIA, if I had the money … Moreover: Nikita currently airs in France, the Netherlands, Portugal, Greece, Turkey, Croatia, Beligium, Latin America, Australia and Canada. From what I notice on Twitter, Chinese fans also get some sort of online access. The show lends itself to geeky online watching.  The cast is great. Maggie Q is a superlative actress and Lindsy Fonseca is a great partner. All other actors are noteworthy and make their characters into believable human beings. The writing is superior. My theory, as an international viewer myself, is that this show is a bit difficult to follow, it requires using one’s mind to follow the plot and the weaving of different storylines: could this be one of the reasons why the show is indeed more international and less US-only based in terms of its fans and its viewing ratings? CW, please be glad to offer a show that appeals to such diverse audiences and renew it!

  • http://twitter.com/gioviroz Giovi Roz

    I don’t own a TV. I watch online only. Started with season 1 on Netflix and moved to CW online and then CW app for iPad (looks /works better!) when I realized I didn’t need to wait for Season 2 on Netflix. I will definitely re-watch it many times on Netflix when it gets there!
    I feel CW should really take into account web / app hits for its show! On CW we watch commercial interruptions as do the regular TV watchers. I’m sincerely thinking I’d love to buy a KIA, if I had the money … Moreover: Nikita currently airs in France, the Netherlands, Portugal, Greece, Turkey, Croatia, Beligium, Latin America, Australia and Canada. From what I notice on Twitter, Chinese fans also get some sort of online access. The show lends itself to geeky online watching.  The cast is great. Maggie Q is a superlative actress and Lindsy Fonseca is a great partner. All other actors are noteworthy and make their characters into believable human beings. The writing is superior. My theory, as an international viewer myself, is that this show is a bit difficult to follow, it requires using one’s mind to follow the plot and the weaving of different storylines: could this be one of the reasons why the show is indeed more international and less US-only based in terms of its fans and its viewing ratings? CW, please be glad to offer a show that appeals to such diverse audiences and renew it!

  • Whitejames1028

    Renew. Great show

  • madmac

    Nikita is by far one of the best shows on TV today! The writing and the acting are all incredible!
    It’s true the time slot is horrible and can never watch it. I do watch it online and re watch. LOOVE NIKITA!

  • Gillian Campbell

    Posting from NZ. Loving nikita although we’re still on season 1! Makes a great change from the awful reality shows. Hoping for a season 3….

  • Suzi

    I would be happy to watch Nikita regulary on the CW Network, but I don’t live in the States, so they are not giving me a chance to watch it. I watch it online every saturday morning, never missed a show… It would be too bad if they would cancel the show, it’s one out of three shows I watch regulary…

  • Bopabooey

    Bring Nikita back. The current time slot never works for me so I watch it on CW’s website. It’s the only show on CW different from their same round-about shows slotted. Never watched CW until Nikta.

  • Dee Dee

    Please bring “Nikita” back for a full Season 3.  This show is so good and it has everything you could ask for in a weekly action drama.  It sends out a great message as well.  I will be soooo disappointed if this show is not going to be renewed.  This is a well written, superbly acted mature show with an excellent storyline.  It’s so great to have a show of this caliber compared to the junky reality shows that seem to be hogging the airways.  It would be a sin to put “Nikita” on the chopping block when it is such an intelligent action drama.  I know it’s quite an escape for me and I look forward to watching the show every week.

  • http://twitter.com/ElizabethMBerry Elizabeth Berry

    Renew Nikita!!! Please :) Its my fave show ever!!

  • Ashleyvogel2005

    Love Nikita!!! Bad time slot!! The show is KICK ASS!!!!!!

  • Ashley

    SIGN THIS PETITION AND PASS IT ON!!! KEEP NIKITA GOING!!! LET’S DO THIS FANS!!!

    http://twitition.com/54wx9.

  • Chrisma

    LOVE THE SHOW, CAN’T GET ENOUGH 

  • Redtulips792003

    Love Nikita! I really hope they renew it.

  • Mira

    Nikita has to be renewed for a 3rd Season.  It is an awesome show, the actors are great!  It has blood, action and love – what a combination.  150% Nitkita Fan All the Way.

  • Kalniac

    They should left Nikita on thursday!!

  • Kalniac

    They should left Nikita on thursday!!

  • http://twitter.com/AlexForrest5 Alex Forrest

    NIKITA fans, please sign the petition: 
    https://www.change.org/petitions/the-cw-television-network-renew-the-show-nikita-for-a-third-season and keep tweeting this link: 
    http://www.maggieqdaily.com/savenikita to the following: @WB_Home_Ent @WBpictures @CW_Network we need to show the network/studio what a dedicated fan-base this show has!!!

  • Mariam

    Renew NIKITA for more season is a great show but underrated….
    It is stupid nielsen ratings! Why cw renew stupid show like gossip girl… Which the storylines are sleeping around and the casts even can’t act
    Renew nikita or transfer to bigger network

  • Mariam

    Renew NIKITA for more season is a great show but underrated….
    It is stupid nielsen ratings! Why cw renew stupid show like gossip girl… Which the storylines are sleeping around and the casts even can’t act
    Renew nikita or transfer to bigger network

  • Dorian Mattar

    I never watch TV, this show has changed that.  Enough said!

  • Anabel

    Nikita is a great show, has everything drama, action- kick ass action & some romance, cw needs to change the time oh move Nikita bck to Thursday, either way Nikita desereves a 3 season & many more to come.

  • Kena

    Come on already renewed my one reason to be watching the CW on Friday I love this show!!!

  • Brandon

    please renew nikita,,,I cant wait for Season,,,its the only TV series that I have a complete episode…i watch it over and over again

  • Cameron1004

    give it a 7.30 time slot and watch the ratings go up

  • Mllvnss

    RENEWED NIKITA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   IT’S THE BEST SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mllvnss

    RENEWED NIKITA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   IT’S THE BEST SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • aileen

    Please Please Please renew Nikita! I agree that the reason for the insufficient number of viewers is the timeslot!!!I It is friday night and people would rather go out than watch TV…I admit that I watch it on the internet to catch up!!!!! Besides if you count the viewers worldwide it is millions and  Nikita has always been one of the top shows watched in other countries! Please renew Nikita!

  • Branko

    NIKITA  4 EVER!!!!

  • Anonymous

    i hope they renew Nikita,second best show on CW…

  • JJ

    please update the renewal status

  • Uowemeone69

    Nikita is a really good show i love it and i even got my son watchin it…y do they always want to cancel the good shows and leave on the ones that the teenagers watch…plz renew Nikita for season 3….