ABC has axed its under-performing lotto-winner drama “Lucky 7” after just two weeks on the air, making it the first cancelation of the new television season.
The show, which premiered to a 1.3 demo rating and 4.4 million viewers overall during premiere week, sunk to a 0.7 and 2.6 million in its second outing earlier this week. The 1.3 was the lowest for any new series this fall until Thursday night, when NBC’s “Welcome to the Family” opened to a 1.2.
The Alphabet will replace “Lucky 7” with repeats of the previous week’s episode of hot Thursday drama “Scandal,” which kicked off its third season last night with series highs.
The networks have preached patience at a time when it takes longer and longer to evaluate a show’s performance, thanks to DVR playback and viewing on other platforms. But in some cases, the writing is clearly on the wall.
A year ago at this time, CBS yanked “Made in Jersey” after two low-rated airings.