EXCLUSIVE: Lifetime will not be ordering a second season of The Protector, the freshman drama starring Ally Walker as single mother Gloria Shepherd, who juggles her demanding personal and professional lives raising two children while working as a Los Angeles Police Department homicide detective. The Protector got off to a soft start in June, drawing 1.9 million viewers for its premiere and holding onto 50% of its Army Wives lead-in. It never picked up steam. The Protector was one of two new drama series Lifetime launched this summer. The second, Against the Wall, is still airing its freshman season.
Lifetime’s new scripted series The Protector was off to a soft start, drawing 1.9 million viewers for its premiere on Sunday, holding onto 50% of its Army Wives lead-in. For comparison, the network’s recent drama series Drop Dead Diva and Army Wives launched with 2.8 million and 3.4 million viewers. For the 2 premiere night airings, The Protector averaged a combined 2.7 million viewers. MTV’s new series Teen Wolf rebounded in its third outing last night, up 23% from its Monday time-slot premiere last week among persons 12-34 with a 1.6 rating. The show was also up double digits in total viewers to 1.8 million.