Time Already Up For ABC’s ‘Zero Hour’

Zero Hour

Alphabet to replace low-rated drama with 'Shark Tank' reruns, 'Wife Swap' segs

Frosh conspiracy drama “Zero Hour” has been pulled from ABC’s Thursday sked, the network confirmed.

Skein debuted to weak numbers on Feb. 14, drawing just over 6 million total viewers in its 8 p.m. time slot, a record low for the Alphabet. Its subsequent two broacasts saw a steady decline in ratings, with Thursday’s airing pulling around 5 million viewers and landing a meager 1.0 rating in the adults 18-49 demo.

Net will air repeats of unscripted skein “Shark Tank” on March 7 and 14 in “Zero Hour’s” time slot. Then, “Wife Swap” will takeover the Thursday night spot for seven weeks, followed by the premiere of “Wipeout” on May 9.

ABC is still mulling what to do with the remaining 10 episodes of the drama. Net may air them during the summer.

“Zero Hour” marks yet another cancellation for a midseason broadcast show that debuted to paltry ratings. NBC’s “Do No Harm” was the first of its freshman class to bite the dust after debuting to a .9 in 18-49. It was pulled after two episodes.

ABC Studios’ “Zero Hour” stars Anthony Edwards and Carmen Ejogo. Skein was created and exec produced by Paul Scheuring.

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  1. Bob Berk says:

    Networks cancel shows to quickly. I watch shows on demand. Are my views counted?

  2. Nina M says:

    You say not enough people were watching….well no one calls the midwest to see if we are watching and then you want to put something on as stupid as Wfe Swap…..please ABC you show your limited intelligence when all you can come up with are shows that have no substance….

  3. Christine Lowery says:

    Truly upsetting! I really loved Zero Hour! The plot with the Nazi’s and the clocks with the apostles was fantastic, oh and we cant forget about the action and the slight romance. I do plan to watch and see if they air it again in the summer. Great show, truly upsetting ABC!!!!!!!

  4. Msterry says:

    On the Feb 28th episode they showed previews of the March 7th episode & I attempted to schedule recording. No luck, find out now it’s been cancelled. Thanks a bunch, ABC. Guess it’s time to quit watching any new shows. I’ll just wait til the third season before I bother with any series that has an ongoing plot. Guess that leaves sitcoms and the old tried & true series like Castle, Bones & The Mentalist.

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