‘Studio 60′ Soon To Be Euthanized

October 30th, 2006 // 4 Comments

Hobbling around like a horse with a broken leg, “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” is about to get a shotgun to the head. The Aaron Sorkin NBC drama unfortunately, has not been able to hold up to the competition and despite the fact that an order for three more episodes was made on Friday, NBC probably ultimately will pull the plug on the much-hyped Sorkin project, according to insiders. From Fox News:

Last week, Studio 60 had 7.7 million viewers. Compare that with competing “CSI: Miami,” with 17.5 million. That gap cannot be closed. But ‘Studio 60′ has trouble internally at NBC, forget its intramural rivals. According to ratings stats, the “Saturday Night Live” behind the scenes soap opera loses almost half the viewers delivered to it a few minutes earlier by another new show, “Heroes,” which has become a surprise cult hit. On Monday, ‘Heroes’ had 14.3 million viewers. The substantial drop off with ‘Studio 60′ is probably the last nail in its coffin. The order of the three extra episodes is considered by insiders to be a contractual move, and not one based on faith that they will ever be made or aired. The all important demo situation didn’t help: ‘Heroes’ had 15 percent of viewers aged 18-49. Studio 60 had 8 percent. The notion that ‘Studio 60′ is a big draw for NBC among desirables is, sadly, blown on those stats.

That’s a shame. I really liked those posters of theirs.

Written by Lisa Timmons

By Miu von Furstenberg

  1. AlexG

    What a shame. I really love this show. great writing, story, great cast…. it had everything.. AND it was about entertainment, so even better.

  2. SpongebOb

    i really like this show
    i think it’s really good, very different compared to the other ones
    i hope it doens’t get cancelledddd

  3. LT

    I’m pissed! I really, really enjoyed that show. It’s a shame NBC won’t give it more time to catch on. There are a lot of shows out there that didn’t do well right off the bat and ended up being big hits…remember Seinfeld anyone? Also, how do you expect to get viewers on a Monday night at 10pm? Damn……

  4. bluespanishsky

    i really like it too! i agree how many viewers were they expecting to capture at 10pm on a monday night? i am always asleep by then, but DVR it and watch the next day. they should try another timeslot before pulling it completely. this is the first time i have watched matthew perry in something and didn’t think of him as chandler…

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