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Top 10 Protests That Saved TV Shows from Cancellation


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Jericho
Cast members from the show "Jericho" sign autographs at the 2007 Comic-Con International in San Diego, Calif.
Cast members from the show "Jericho" sign autographs at the 2007 Comic-Con International in San Diego, Calif.
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"Jericho" fans played a much more active role in buying the show another season on the air.

After viewership dropped for the post-apocalyptic series following an 11-week hiatus, CBS decided to cancel "Jericho" after the first season. In the season finale, the main character was faced with pressure to surrender his town, and he shouted, "Nuts!" Fans took that sentiment to heart, and they not only called and e-mailed the network, but also sent 20 tons of peanuts to CBS Entertainment to show their support for "Jericho."

The fans' nutty plans worked. Network researchers took another look at those ratings, discovering that there were more viewers than Nielsen was reporting thanks to DVRs and online streaming. CBS brought the show back for a short second season but canceled it for good in March of 2008. However, the show continued as a six-part comic book series that many consider a third season for "Jericho."


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