Deadline.com reports that ABC has pulled Zero Hour from its schedule effective immediately. Only three episodes The mid-season replacement premiered to low ratings on Thursday, February 14th and sank lower in each of its two subsequent broadcasts. Now the question becomes whether or not viewers tired of seeing shows cancelled after a handful of episodes have simply stopped tuning in? After all, why bother becoming invested in a new show when odds are it won’t last more than a few weeks?
At least Zero Hour lasted longer than Made in Jersey and Do No Harm, both of which were cancelled after just two episodes. Whenever a new show is abruptly yanked off the air so quickly it receives some coverage in the media. But has anyone run the numbers to see whether more shows this season have been pulled after two or three episodes compared to last season? Or the season before that?