Lucky 7 barely had a chance. ABC has decided to cancel its freshman drama after just two episodes.
It’s rare for a show to get cancelled before it’s third week. Networks typically like to wait until they receive at least seven days worth of viewing data which, according to Entertainment Weekly, takes Nielsen about three weeks to provide.
But Lucky 7′s ratings were so bad that ABC decided to cancel the show.
Deadline reports that Lucky 7 premiered with 4.4 million viewers and a 1.3 rating for adults between 18-49. Those numbers fell even lower for the second episode. In its second week, Lucky 7 had 2.6 million viewers and a.07 adults 18-49 rating. That’s nearly a 45% drop.
It was ABC’s lowest rated drama in years and the lowest for all four major networks this week.
ABC will be airing reruns of Scandal in Lucky 7′s timeslot until the network chooses a permanent replacement.
The new drama, which centered around a group of New Yorkers who win the lottery, was pretty much doomed from the get go. Lucky 7 didn’t have a big star on the cast and ABC didn’t do much to promote it.
Did you think Lucky 7 would make it past its second episode?
Here’s the trailer the season’s first canceled show.