This past week, Constantine saw a 38% jump in viewership, but it wasn’t enough for NBC to give a second half commitment to the series.
This past Friday, NBC told the cast and crew that they weren’t ordering any more episodes of the supernatural series for this season and that it was satisfied with its 13 episode order.
Additionally, Constantine, based on the DC property, has strong fan base because of its comic origins and has seen big DVR lifts, most recently rising +81% in Live+3 for Episode 4, regarded by fans as a possible creative turning point in the series.
While the show hasn’t been cancelled, there is a chance a second season could happen next fall due to the strong comic fan base, the fact that DVR viewership is increasing, and the fact that NBC plans on running a Constantine marathon this weekend on the SyFy Channel. If NBC decided to keep Constantine running for multiple seasons, and have a limited run of 13 – 15 episodes each season, I’d be okay with that. If series like Doctor Who and The Walking Dead can be successful with 8-15 episodes, why not Constantine?