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CBS dismisses ‘The Job’

Net pulls low-rated Friday reality show after two airings

CBS has pinkslipped “The Job,” pulling the reality series from its Friday schedule after a second weak ratings performance.

Nielsen estimates that “The Job” settled for a 0.7 rating in adults 18-49 (ranking fifth among the broadcast networks in the 8 o’clock hour) and 3.4 million viewers overall on Friday night — down from its soft premiere scores of the previous week (0.9 and 4 million). It will be replaced on the CBS sked by previous slot occupant “Undercover Boss,” which wasn’t expected to return with its final batch of original episodes for the season until April.

Compared to the final original of “Boss” to air earlier this month, “The Job” was off by more than 60% in adults 18-49. Its weak showing also had an effect on the rest of the CBS Friday lineup, as 9-11 p.m. dramas “CSI: NY” and “Blue Bloods” were both below average.

It’s unclear if the remaining six episodes of “The Job” will air any time soon on CBS.

From Embassy Row and Sony Pictures Television, “The Job” gave groups of contestants a chance at landing a dream job at their dream company. Jay Bienstock, Mark Burnett and Michael Davies served as exec producers.

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