A&E has picked-up “Longmire,” its most-watched scripted drama, for a third season according to a tweet by executive producer John Coveny, with an unspecified number of new episodes for 2014. But its current season lead-in, “The Glades,” has received its walking papers after four seasons.
Debuting on June 3, 2012, “Longmire,” featuring Robert Taylor as the sheriff of fictional Absaroka County, Wyoming, concluded season two on Monday, August 26 with 4.42 million viewers and 1.1 million adults 18-49, according to the live plus same day data, which was its third most-watched installment to-date. Comparably, that was an increase of seven percent in total viewers and 13 percent in adults 18-49 from one week earlier. And its season to-date average was 3.70 million viewers and 941,000 in the demo, which was a slight decrease from 4.02 million viewers and 973,000 adults 18-49 one year earlier.
Lead-in “The Glades,” which also concluded last Monday, averaged 2.59 million viewers and 762,000 adults 18-49 for the season, which versus one year earlier was down by 410,000 viewers and 18 percent in the demo. Forty-nine episodes were produced in total.