For as much mockery as “Do No Harm” has received upon NBC canceling it after just two airings, we have to now say the same sort of thing with “The Job” and CBS. Even though they already had an employment-themed show on the schedule in “Undercover Boss,” they still made the move to pick up what was basically their version of “The Apprentice.” Unfortunately for them, it simply did not last for very long.
The network made the unsurprising move on Monday to cancel the show, which drew an absolutely catastrophic 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic for its airing Friday night. As if this rating was not bad enough, the series also managed to hurt “CSI: NY” and “Blue Bloods” thanks to it being a terrible lead-in.
In place of “The Job,” “Undercover Boss” will return on Friday.
Now, the next low-rated series on the clock has to be Fox’s “Touch,” which, in its second season, has scored lower overall ratings in its first two weeks than “Fringe” did in the fall. While no firm decision has been made here yet, it would be an absolutely shocker to see this series continue to air through the rest of these sweeps-friendly months. (You knew there was trouble here when Maria Bello opted to leave the series at the completion of filming season 2.) This has not been a good year thus far in the slightest for new series; “The Following” is the only show thus far to hold on to a decent audience, and even it has dropped week to week ever since the second episode.
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