Ratings: ‘Super Fun Night’ finale kills season 2 chances; the Olympics eat everything

Will it work? -For those of you hoping for a “Super Fun Night” season 2, you better start hoping that for something else. While we’re not completely ruling out the Rebel Wilson series, it’s incredibly unlikely thanks to the finale ratings that the show is going to be given another shot.

For its final episode last night, the show brought in a pretty-woeful 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic. Are there some caveats to that? Sure. “Super Fun Night” came on the air after a repeat of “Modern Family,” and it also aired against the Olympics. It is nearly impossible for any show to really have that much of a measure of success against that sort of competition … though we do also feel like if the show had been performing better, ABC would never have put it in this spot to begin with.

In the end, “Super Fun Night” really only suffered from one problem: It just wasn’t that good. Rebel Wilson and most of the cast were extremely talented, but this felt more like a perfect idea for a movie than a TV show. It probably never should have made it passed the pilot stage, which it didn’t really the first time it went around. We feel like the main reason ABC picked it up and gave it a great timeslot was because of Rebel’s role in “Pitch Perfect,” and they hoped the show would improve past its pilot (which wasn’t even the first episode aired).

The Olympics are clearly still taking a toll across the board. “American Idol” couldn’t even muster 10 million viewers despite having one of their best performance shows ever at this stage of the competition, and “Criminal Minds” also lost four-tenths from their last episode, going down to a 2.4. Some of these shows will bounce back a little bit next week.

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