Why Fox and NBC Have Already Canceled 3 Shows This Season – Even With Nothing on the Bench

Tony Maglio
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In the past week, we got our first casualties of the 2020-21 broadcast television season: Fox has canceled “Filthy Rich” and “Next,” and NBC banished the remainder of “Connecting…” Season 1 to its streaming service Peacock. Considering this is a weekly TV ratings column, you probably guessed what went wrong here with those freshman shows. It’s not unprecedented to get a cancellation or two this early in the fall TV season (just ask Kal Penn), but seeing three early casualties in an already rerun-heavy environment feels grim — especially when you consider how little is waiting in the wings, original programming-wise, for any of the broadcast networks with all the pandemic-related production delays. Also Read: Ratings: 'The Masked Singer' Beats Ongoing Election Coverage on Broadcast Rivals Over the course of its first five episodes, Kim Cattrall drama “Filthy Rich” has averaged a 0.44 rating among adults 18-49 — which is the key demographic for primetime entertainment programming — and 2.7 million total viewers. Those are Nielsen numbers that include three days of (mostly) DVR viewing per episode, and they are updated as of today. While “Filthy Rich” performed pretty poorly in “live” tune-in, it actually did fairly well in delayed...

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