Friday, February 8, 2013

NBC Has Canceled 'Do No Harm'

NBC has canceled its hugely low-rated drama series, 'Do No Harm' starring Steven Pasquale after two very-low rated episodes.

'Do No Harm' premiered on January 31 to an embarrasing 0.9 rating and just 3.12 million viewers. It has the distinction of being the lowest rated series premiere on any of the four major networks in 25 years. Not since 1987 has a show premiered so badly.

It was a given that the series would be canceled ASAP but NBC was probably waiting to find out how badly it would do in its second outing.  Maybe if it improved it would have stayed on the air for a couple more episodes.

Here is a list of already aired episodes:
01 - Pilot - January 31 - 3.12 million viewers
02 - Don't Answer the Phone - February 7 - 2.21 million viewers

No word on whether the remaining episodes 12 episodes will see the light of day. NBC is having an especially rough mid-season. Their fall season did well with 'The Voice' and 'Revolution' but the mid-season has been a ratings nightmare. 'Do No Harm,' '1600 Penn' and 'Smash' both debuted very weak while other shows, from the Fall, 'Go On' and 'The New Normal' have been steadily dropping since September. With '30 Rock' over and 'The Office' finishing its run in May, NBC needs a miracle.

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