The USA Network has by no means formally confirmed what we already know, however season 4 of “Queen of the South” reportedly noticed a substantial drop of about 20 % in scores, regardless of the present nonetheless being the most-watched drama on the channel. Season 5 confirmed an excellent greater drop, proving the community’s seemingly concern that curiosity within the collection was waning. Ratings have been undoubtedly a giant affect on the present’s cancellation, however the altering panorama of the USA Network is the extra seemingly offender.
USA Network has solely a handful of lively unique dramas nonetheless on the channel’s roster, with “Queen of the South” assembly the identical destiny as “Dare Me,” “The Purge,” “Mr. Robot,” “Suits,” “Pearson,” and “Briarpatch.” USA Network appears to be extra desirous about making actuality TV and choosing up off-network runs of exhibits like Ryan Murphy’s “9-1-1” or joint ventures with channels like Syfy with “Chucky” and “Resident Alien.” It’s exhausting to not view this because the dying rattle of a as soon as beloved cable community, however with USA’s mother or father firm, NBCUniversal, prioritizing new unique programming not on NBC to pivot to Peacock, the cancellation of “Queen of the South” could also be an indication of issues to return.