For the record? I hate season-ending cliffhangers. Hate them. With a burning passion that exceeds all rational limits. I don’t find them intriguing; I find them annoying and manipulative. I don’t mind waiting for a couple of weeks, if necessary, but a season? Not so much.
If I like a show, I’m going to keep watching. If I don’t like a show, I’m not. Never, not once, has finding out the end of a cliffhanger been responsible for me sticking with a show I wasn’t enjoying. I don’t know anyone who it has worked on. On the other hand, I have occasionally been driven away from a show by a season-ending cliffhanger that felt too manipulative.
So, TV producers? Cut it the hell out!