‘Doubt’ Canceled: Katherine Heigl, Dulé Hill Can’t Save CBS’s ‘Doubt’ Ratings

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Feb. 24 2017, Updated 6:56 p.m. ET

Has Doubt been canceled already? The new CBS show starring Dulé Hill and Katherine Heigl just got canceled by the network after poor ratings for its first two episodes. Though the early Doubt ratings come from just two Wednesday night airings of the new CBS show, the network wasn’t pleased with how the Heigl drama was doing against The Match Game on ABC.

A report by TV By The Numbers breaks down the Wednesday night television ratings from Feb. 22. The second episode of Doubt brought in just over 4 million viewers for CBS, which actually ranked slightly ahead of Match Game (3.61 million) on ABC. The problem is that in the key demographic of young adults, Doubt finished about 33 percent behind the game show.

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Sometimes when networks announce that a show is going to be removed from rotation, they allow the show to air its remaining episodes in that time slot. Not only was Doubt canceled, but it is going to be replaced by reruns of Bull for the time being. CBS has been pleased with how Bull is doing during its first season on the air, so this will serve to drive more viewers to the CBS drama over the next few weeks.

CBS does have a long-term plan for the Doubt time-slot, as the second season premiere of Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders will take over that time period on March 8. That coincides with the 2017 season premiere of Survivor, which will debut at 8 p.m. PT/ET on that same night. It could have been a huge bump for Doubt ratings, but CBS decided to pull the cord a bit early.

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