UNDER THE DOME CANCELLED – YET EXTANT MIGHT SURVIVE!
Here we go! I had ‘Under The Dome’ as a certain renewal however it’s ratings have imploded to such a point that CBS has pulled the plug and cancelled it making next Thursdays (10 Sept) episode the series finale.
Last Thurs gave ‘The Dome’ the strongest possible lead in with an ep of ‘Big Brother’, NBC’s ‘America’s Got Talent’ (2.2) + is the only summer series rated higher in the 18-49 all important advertisers demo yet the 2.0 of ‘Big Brother’ collapsed to a 0.9 for what used to be the scripted flagship of CBS’s summer schedule.
‘Zoo’ has outperformed ‘Dome’ on a regular basis and I believe it’s almost 100% certain to renew for a second season. ‘Extant’ was my first draft pick to be cut as it’s ratings were almost always below ‘The Dome’s. One thing in ‘Extant’s favor was it’s numbers had nudged up once the Halle Berry series was moved an hour earlier following Weds edition of ‘Big Bro’. The two season series odds have improved with ‘The Dome’ ending.
I’ll be back to talk about NBC’s ‘Coach’ later.