CBS today yanked its new dating show 3 from the schedule after just two episodes. Repeats of dramas will be put in its regular Sunday slot until The Good Wife returns in the fall. ”It was a show we tried, we were excited about”, CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler said at TCA on Sunday. ”It didn’t quite get traction. I think overall the summer has been a little bit soft for everybody”. The show, based on a successful Israeli series, put contestants Libby Lopez, April Francis and Rachel Harley together in a house as they dated their way through 100 men. 3 had the lowest rating the network has ever had with a new series when it debuted on July 27. That was followed by a further fall of 38% when the show aired again on July 29 at 9 PM in what was to be its regular time slot. That airing of 3 drew an overall audience of just 1.8 million viewers. The move by CBS comes one day after ABC pulled the low rated improv bio comedy show Trust Us With Your Life from its schedule after just two weeks.
Thursday night’s primetime brought a debut, a finale and another chance for Americans to vote. On CBS’ live 9 PM Big Brother (2.2/7), host Julie Chen announced a new “America’s Vote” where viewers can decide whether the show’s coaches can jump into the contest. The twist didn’t add much as the reality show was flat with last week’s Thursday broadcast. The network followed with the premiere of the dating show 3 (0.8/2): It was the lowest rating CBS has ever had with a new series. On Fox, Take Me Out (1.2/4) wrapped its first season; the George Lopez-hosted dating show was flat with last week. ABC had a new two-hour episode of Wipeout (2.2/7), up 27% from last week’s show to a summer high. The network followed with a new Rookie Blue (1.5/5), which rose 7% from its July 19 broadcast. The pair helped ABC win the night in adults 18-49 and total viewers with 6.4 million.
CBS has unveiled its launch plans for veteran Big Brother and newcomer 3, two of three reality series the network will air this summer, along with the recently announced Dogs In The City. Once again hosted by Julie Chen, Big …
CBS has ordered 3, a new dating reality series to air this summer. Based on an Israeli format, the series features three single women of different ages, life experiences and backgrounds who search together for a partner. “3 is a relationship …
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