Playboy founder Hugh Hefner took to Twitter to provide an explanation for why NBC’s "The Playboy Club" failed, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"It should have been on cable, aimed at a more adult audience," Hefner tweeted to his roughly 870,000 followers.
NBC said Tuesday that Brian Williams’ newsmagazine will take over the show’s spot starting on Oct. 31, and that "Prime Suspect" repeats will air in the slot until then.
Hefner added that the show’s fans "are really upset at the cancellation," the story noted.
The show premiered to a less than stellar 1.6 rating in adults 18-49, and that figure eroded to a 1.2 by its third episode.
The Parents Television Council, which campaigned against the series from the beginning, celebrated its cancellation, the story notes, saying it is “pleased” and “grateful” about the show’s demise.