All-American Muslim came under fire before it even began when the hate group Florida Family Association convinced Lowes to pull ads from the series but ultimately it was poor ratings that led to the cancellation of the reality TV series which ran only for a shortened season.
The TV show debuted with an average viewership of 1.7 million people however those numbers by the season finale had fallen by 58% to just 729,000.
Putting that number into perspective the networks most watched show Sister Wives is viewed by more than 2.1 million people per episode.
An insider for TLC says the show would have actually been yanked before the finale but the network signed a commitment for eight episodes which forced its hand in running the full season of shows.
The series got off to a rocky start when it was attacked last year by the Florida Family Association who said the show excluded “many Islamic believers whose agenda poses a clear and present danger to liberties and traditional values that the majority of Americans cherish.”
How the FFA expected the series creators to find terrorists and extremist’s willing to be on camera was not made clear.
More than one million emails were sent to various company’s who advertised on the show after the group which was deemed a hate organization in 2010 by the Southern Poverty Law Center asked followers to attack anyone associated with the reality TV series. It was ultimately viewers and not the directive of a single hate groups members that led the show towards cancellation.
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