Now, half-way into the key November viewing period and two networks have figured out some new shows aren't going to make the grade -- in this case CBS and ABC.
On Friday ABC pulled the plug on two dramas. The nuclear submarine series "Last Resort" has been cancelled, averaging just a 1.7 rating among 18-49ers on a tough Thursday night, with its most recent effort grabbed just a 1.3 number. Sunday soap drama "666 Park Avenue" also pulled the same rating number for its most recent episode, a 1.3. It was averaging a 1.6 rating.
All that isn't good enough for ABC. Good news: The rest of the complete 13-episode order for each will be aired as well as two extra episodes.
Also on Friday, CBS said it was stopping Monday night comedy "Partners" -- from the creators of "Will & Grace". It started off well with a 2.4 rating among 18-49ers. But its most recent episode was down to a 1.8 number. The network already pulled drama Friday night drama "Made in Jersey" after two airings.