“Online Nation,” the CW’s clip show featuring videos uploaded from viewers and downloaded from the Internet, has been declared 404.
Show had its final airing last Sunday. Repeats of freshman series “Aliens in America” will take its 7:30 p.m. slot this Sunday. Yup, a show about geeks taking the place of a show featuring videos made by geeks.
“Online Nation” reps the first official, no-asterisk-attached cancellation of the new season. Fox still insists that “Nashville” will return — although that’s about as likely as Toby Keith singing at President Hillary’s inaugural ball.
So why did the CW hit “delete” on “Online Nation”? Check out this stat from Variety ratings messiah Rick Kissell:
CW finds itself down 24% year-to-year in its target demo of adults 18-34, due mostly to its woeful performance on Sunday night. The lineup of “CW Now,” “Online Nation” and “Life Is Wild” averaged a 0.2 rating in the demo this week, placing the broadcast net 27th overall in the time period. VH1, for example, delivered triple the rating of CW with repeats of one of its own shows, “America’s Next Top Model.”
Yikes. That’s scarier than the “Peanut Butter Jelly” video.
— MICHAEL SCHNEIDER