Second Chance is already in cancellation territory as FOX dumps the series to Fridays after two low-rated episodes.
The low-rated freshman drama, which has not managed to retain much of its American Idol lead-in on its first two Wednesday nights, is losing the time slot to Hell’s Kitchen. The Frankenstein-inspired drama averaged just a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49 and 3.7 million viewers during its second episode. It will now air Fridays at 9 p.m.
Effective next Wednesday, Jan. 27, its old time slot will belong to Gordon Ramsay’s original culinary competition.
Behind a solidly performing final season of American Idol, Second Chance got off to a low ratings start, with the premiere logging a 1.2 in adults 18-49 (Live+same day), which ticked up just a bit, to 1.4 in Live+3. The drama held onto less than half of itsIdol lead-in. The second episode slipped further, to a 1.0 in L+SD, indicating no upside for the show, which also garnered tepid reviews.
Barring a dramatic turn of fortunes, the move all but signals the supernatural drama’s demise, though FOX will cling to the idea that it represents a genuine ‘second chance’ for the series.
One thing is certain, there will not be a third chance for the series.
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the status of Second Chance…