"Zero Hour" got canceled after just three episodes on the air. ABC canceled "Zero Hour" after the show took another dip in viewers, this according to a report from Monday (March 4). The new show starred Anthony Edwards and was receiving quite a bit of publicity from the network before the premiere It was actually difficult to watch any program on ABC in January without seeing a preview for the drama.
All that publicity and the added buzz when it finally debuted didn't prove enough to keep the show afloat. When 6.3 million viewers tuned in for the series premiere it showed that there could be struggles ahead, especially if the network couldn't pick up more viewers. Those ratings dropped again during the Feb. 28 episode, when an estimated 5.1 million viewers tuned in and helped the show net a 1.0 rating.
Having the show air at 8 p.m. on Thursday night's put it in a tough position to survive, but that might just be an excuse for a show that lost almost 20 percent of its audience in about two weeks. Despite "Zero Hour" getting canceled, there are a lot of episodes already filmed that could end up being shown at some point this summer or pushed over to DVD at some point. For now, ABC will turn to reruns of "Shark Tank" until March 21, when "Wife Swap" will take over the time slot.
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