For some, spring means hanging out at the Staller Steps, weekend trips to Jones Beach or studying for finals, but, for a select few, spring means only one thing—the soul crushing loss of a TV show ending or going on summer hiatus.
Television is a business that thrives on the number of viewers who tune in to a show in any given week. These viewers are calculated by the Nielsen ratings. That phrase alone can strike fear and rage into the hearts of TV viewers. A low viewership never bodes well for a show, because that determines whether or not a program will renewed.