The TV-Show Forever was recently cancelled by the ABC after only 1 season.

What is the reason for the cancellation?

The only thing I can find is a tweet from Alice Evans (Ioan Gruffudd's wife):

Image capture of 'tweet' by Aice Evans announcing the cancellation of the TV-show, Forever
[src: http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2015/05/07/forever-cancelled-by-abc-after-one-season/400839/ ]

My research includes:

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    this is probably the reason. note the low ratings in the key 18-49 demographic.
    – phantom42
    May 21, 2015 at 4:05
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    @phantom42 Cool, thanks mate; and I followed the links down the rabbit-hole and found this.
    – Möoz
    May 21, 2015 at 5:06
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    there are only ever two reason a TV Show gets cancelled: it has bad ratings, or its actors want too much $$. If it never makes it past season 1, it's bad ratings.
    – KutuluMike
    May 21, 2015 at 12:08
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    The ratings were about 100%, however, in the 200-10000 demographic. May 21, 2015 at 15:03
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    Because of irony.
    – Rogue Jedi
    Nov 29, 2015 at 21:11

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The show was cancelled due to the following reasons:

Though the Forever series had some very passionate fans, that devotion didn’t translate into positive ratings. The numbers were pretty poor for much of the season and the show ended up averaging a 1.12 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.93 million viewers. As a result, ABC has decided against ordering a second season of Forever.

You can read it here

It was an amazing show and I'm sorry to see it cancelled :-(

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    Well you should have made your friends love it too :D
    – Möoz
    May 21, 2015 at 22:41
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    I live in the Netherlands, that wouldn't have made a difference
    – Wouter
    May 22, 2015 at 8:10

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