‘Seacrest’ Going Off the Air

Jul 27, 2004  •  Post A Comment

Twentieth Television has decided to end runs of first-run strip “On-Air with Ryan Seacrest.” The rookie strip will continue to air until Friday, Sept. 17, but production staff was notified in recent days that the series would not continue into a second season. Season to date, the series has averaged a 1.0 rating nationally with a 0.6 score in adults 18 to 49.

In a statement, Twentieth said: “We are very proud of the effort that has been placed into ‘On-Air with Ryan Seacrest.’ Our goal was to produce a high-quality show that differentiated itself from other programming and provide viewers with an engaging and alternative source of entertainment. We believe we accomplished this goal. It was our desire that the program would appeal to a wide array of viewers but unfortunately, the marketplace’s response was not as strong as we had hoped.”

Earlier in the week, Sinclair Broadcast Group said “Seacrest” would be dropped in more than 20 of its owned-and-operated stations.

Mr. Seacrest said in a statement, “I am proud of my team, who worked tirelessly every day. I wouldn’t have changed anything about this entire experience and I look forward to building my business within Twentieth Television.”