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.
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