Late-Night Show Canceled Deadline
A late-night show that lost much of its audience when it transitioned to a new channel has been canceled. Writing on Deadline.com, Nellie Andreeva reports that "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell" got the ax.
The show moved in September of this year from cable channel FX to sibling network FXX. As we reported two weeks ago, much of the show's audience appeared to vanish after the move.
"As I pointed out in my post 'The Mystery of 'Totally Biased's Vanishing Audience' two weeks ago, the show has had a very rough sledding in its transition from FX to FXX, drawing something like 12,000 total viewers, 4,000 adults 18-49, 3,000 adults 18-34 and 0 adults 18-24 at 11 p.m. on nights where FXX doesn’t have originals in prime time," Andreeva writes.
She adds: "While a dropoff in moving to FXX, which is carried in 26 million fewer homes than flagship FX, was expected, those public access program-level numbers were puzzling as 'Totally Biased' was a solid and pretty stable ratings performer on FX."
The show's last original episode will air tonight, Thursday, the story says. After that, FXX will air repeats of the show for the rest of the week.