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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Sarah Connor Chronicles: Close to Being Terminated?

By Robert Seidman,TvByTheNumbers
September 30,2008

SyFy Portal is reporting that Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles may be close to termination:

With ratings far below even the network’s worst predictions, Fox could pull the plug on production for “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” as early as this week.

The network has been disappointed by “Sarah Connor’s” numbers so far this season, and some executives feel that the show is dragging down numbers for “Prison Break,” which airs as a lead-out.

“Audiences just aren’t responding to the show,” a Fox source tells SyFy Portal. “Our biggest surprise are the 18-to-49s [a key advertising demographic], those numbers are in the toilet.”

This would be bad news for “Sarah Connor,” which had a strong first season despite airing just nine episodes in light of the Writers Guild of America strike.

Read the rest.

Last night was the first night of full competition on all networks. Last week it beat Dancing with the Stars and The Big Bang Theory among men 18-34, but lost to the Heroes “clip show” and How I Met Your Mother. Among the overall 18-49 demo it trailed everything but Gossip Girl last week and last night it only just barely beat Gossip Girl (2.0 vs 1.9). Thanks to commenter “Anthony” for tipping us off to the SyFy Portal story.

Plus, it was among the shows judged most likely to be cancelled based on our initial Renew/Cancel index.

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