Fox Pulls Plug on Sitcom After Ratings Crumble to Series Low

Mar 21, 2012  •  Post A Comment

Fox’s struggling Tuesday night comedy block appears to have claimed its first victim. The lowest performer in the two-hour block last night was “I Hate My Teenage Daughter,” which fell to a series-low 1.2 rating in adults 18-49, and today word surfaced that Fox is removing the show from the schedule, effective immediately, Deadline.com reports.

The move comes after Fox last week pre-empted the remaining episodes of the freshman show that had been scheduled to run after the “American Idol” performance episode. “Idol” was expanded to two hours for the rest of the season.

Another part of the Tuesday block, “Breaking In,” is also in trouble, having managed only a 1.3 in the 18-49 demo last night, the story notes.

“New Girl” is the shining star of the comedy block, with its 2.6 average in the key demo last night putting it way out ahead of the pack — although the whole block was down.

“Raising Hope,” which pulled a 1.6 in 18-49 last night, appears to be safe for now, and the network will air reruns of the show in the slot vacated by “Teenage Daughter.”

The network is expected to burn off the unaired episodes of “Teenage Daughter” this summer, the story reports.

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  1. Hmm. And Idol isn’t exactly the ratings success story it used to be. So they take the worse shows off to expand Idol’s time? What will they do when Idol goes in the toilet? Give it more time, more negative on-set drama and more copy cats on other networks and it will pull at the most mediocre ratings compared to its glory days.
    FOX has some long-term problems ahead

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