NBC has officially canceled freshman drama Do No Harm
after just two episodes. And the only surprising part of this news is
that it took this long. For the immediate future, NBC has scheduled
repeats of Law and Order: SVU
to run Thursdays at 10pm.
Do No Harm
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premiered with record-breaking low numbers. It had the lowest premiere ever among the four major networks in the coveted 18-49 demographic, and the second episode dropped even lower.How NBC Went from First to Worst (and How It Can Make a Comeback)>>
The Jekyll and Hyde drama began with just 3.12 million viewers and, in its second week, it dropped to 2.21 million. Those are phenomenally low numbers, far worse than Awake
, Animal Practice
or any of NBC's other recent notable failures.Do No Harm
's quick cancellation comes at a time when NBC is in particularly bad shape. It's other new mid-season drama, Deception
, isn't fairing much better on Monday nights and the season 2 premiere of Smash
was down considerably from season 1. Even Thursday night's season 4 premiere of Community
was actually down 50,000 viewers from its season 3 premiere.
Things are also bad with the shows that are off season with today's other big news that star Christina Applegate is leaving Up All Night
, leaving that show's future up in the air. Along with the final seasons of The Office
and 30 Rock
, it spells bad news for the network's comedy line-up.Christina Applegate Quits Up All Night>>
I'm sure right now March can't come fast enough for NBC. That's when it's big freshman hit, Revolution
, returns, as well as its only real ratings juggernaut, The Voice
. March will also bring the All-Stars season of The Celebrity Apprentice
and the return of Grimm
to Friday nights, which always pulls in respectable numbers.
But until then there is very little for NBC to be happy about and its ratings woes and behind-the-scenes catastrophes just keep piling up.(Image courtesy of NBC)