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The BBC Cancels "Ripper Street"

By Garth Franklin Wednesday December 4th 2013 10:57AM

The BBC's Victorian-era drama "Ripper Street" will not return for a third season as the recent eight-episode second season has seen a decline in ratings in the UK.

The first season averaged 5 million viewers an episode. That figure dropped to 3.26 million and a 13% share for last Monday's episode from the second season. Part of the reason for the drop off is competition from ITV's reality hit "I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!".

Actor Jerome Flynn says: "We found out this week that the third series of Ripper Street isn't going. We're all in absolute shock because it's a wonderful job and we feel like it's kind of this unfinished work. So we're hoping it will turn around if anyone from the BBC is listening"

Source: The Mirror

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