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Auds tune ‘Sammy’ out, so NBC does too

Spade laffer one of lowest-scoring shows ever among test auds

HOLLYWOOD — Say so long to “Sammy.”

NBC has pulled the plug on the David Spade-produced animated laffer after just two weeks. The show was a ratings disaster, averaging a 2.6 rating/11 share in homes and an even more abysmal 1.6 rating among adults 18-49 in its 8:30 p.m. Tuesday slot.

The death of “Sammy” isn’t surprising. NBC delayed the show’s premiere several times, finally scheduling a bow in the dog days of August. Insiders said it ranked among the Peacock’s lowest-scoring shows ever among test audiences.

Sammy, based loosely on Spade’s own interaction with his father, featured the voices of Maura Tierney, Andy Dick, Harland Williams and David Cross, as well as Spade. Spade, Drake Sather, Brad Grey, Marc Gurvitz and Richard Raynis were exec producers of the show, a co-production of NBC Studios and Brillstein-Grey Entertainment.

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