Skins under threat of cancellation
MTV’s controversial teen-drama Skins is under threat of cancellation after falling ratings and a growing media storm which has seen major advertises boycott the series.
MTV’s controversial teen-drama Skins is under threat of cancellation after falling ratings and a growing media storm which has seen major advertises boycott the series. The remake of the British series (of the same name) is only two episodes into its run but already those cancellation rumours have begun to circulate – like vultures overhead waiting for the kill.
MTV’s Skins launched last week with a hefty 3.3 million viewers but it incurred the wrath of the Parents Television Council who are not impressed by it. They have called for a Federal enquiry into the drama over its sex scenes and advertisers are now withdrawing their products from the Skins ad-breaks. Taco Bell, General Motors and Wrigley are just three companies which have announced they will not promote their products during Skins.
Add a growing major boycott to a media storm and take into account Skins has now lost 52% of its audience (on its second episode) and those cancellation rumours don’t seem far fetched. By comparison in the UK the drama is just about to return for its fifth season and its seen its fair share of controversy before but has always managed to survive the critics and angry parents.