Okay Shadowhunters fans listen up. Season 3B is approaching and I need to make sure we’re all clear on some things. I know we are all sad that the show was cancelled and mad at freeform for how they treated the show, but I beg you all to not take your frustration out in the way some have before, which is not watching live or trying to watch in a way that wont benefit freeform. Now is not the time to do this, and frankly, that protest method has not worked in the past.
Instead I will ask you all to try your goddamn hardest to watch live on freeform or on the website, and if you’re abroad to watch asap on netflix. In fact, get people you know to watch as well. Convince friends and family to at least have the tv on on that channel while the show is on. Rewatch episodes as many times as you can on netflix and on the freeform website. We have to do whatever we can to get the ratings up for the show, because that is what networks look at.
If we have any hope of saving the show, it is this. If we can boost ratings everywhere for the show, we might convince another network to save the show. If netflix sees an increased interest in the show, they might decide to save it. Fundraising and billboards and hashtags are all incredible and got us noticed, but these networks are buisnesses and it’s how many people that actually show up to watch the show live/within first 24hrs on netflix that really matters to them.
Finally, while we’re all watching live, live tweet and live blog. We should try to get the show and #SaveShadowhunters trending every week, so use both tags, even if you are not able to watch live (so worldwide peeps, I might be asking a little more from you). Be loud and be proud and get people talking about Shadowhunters.
Our show might be cancelled but we’re not giving up. And even if this is the end for us, lets make sure no one can say we went down without a fight.