Detroit 1-8-7: Charlie Sheen Pre-empts Next Episode

Detroit 1-8-7Charlie Sheen and CBS’ Two and a Half Men have played havoc with the other network’s schedules for years. The sitcom is one of the top-rated shows on television and sometimes reruns outperform the competition. Now, Sheen is helping ABC for a change.

ABC News has landed an exclusive interview with the troubled actor and will air it on Tuesday night on a special edition of 20/20. The special edition will no doubt get huge ratings.

To make room for the interview, ABC has once again pre-empted Detroit 1-8-7, the network’s lowest-rated scripted series. From a ratings standpoint, just about anything they can put in that timeslot will perform as well or better than Detroit 1-8-7. Last week’s special edition of Primetime garnered a 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 4.14 million viewers. That’s certainly not a great performance but it is 14% better than the previous episode of Detroit 1-8-7.

TV show supportAs frustrating as this may be to fans of the crime drama, ABC isn’t likely to stop pre-empting it. On the positive side, Detroit 1-8-7 remains on next week’s schedule, for now at least. At this point, the show is all but cancelled and the network is essentially burning off the remaining episodes. There are three episodes left in this season and there’s no way that its coming back for season two.

What do you think? Will ABC get around to airing the three remaining episodes of Detroit 1-8-7?

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  1. Shirley says

    Oh NOOOOO!!! not them too. The was a fabulous crime drama, please change your mind. Give them another chance, I agree with Sally, I sure another crime filled season with 187 will surely payoff. I love this show.


  2. sally says

    Detroit 187 is a really great show and I hope it doesn’t get cancelled. Love the actores and story lines, nothing else like it on TV. Hopefully the network will give it a second chance, promote it more and get it on a night that can pay off for it.

  3. Derek says

    Bring back D187, I can wait to see what is next. I can’t get enough of the actors/actresses and story lines.

  4. Ruthann Upchurch says

    Detroit 1 8 7 is a good cop show the tv programers need to take a look it’s the reality shows that need to go off the air they are supid it amazies me how may people don’t have a life. We need more shows like Detroit 1 8 7 and keep it on.

  5. says

    This is insane! Detroit 187 is by far one of the best crime drama in years.
    I’m not sure where the hec this ratings are coming from, but they are incorrect. Detroit needs to come back for season two, it can get even juicer if the producers even had an
    Imagination! I hope the last three air, because abc won’t be the same with out Detroit 187.

    From a loyal fan in Houston texas

  6. says

    This is a great show. The cast is wonderful. The stories interesting. Everyone seems real. No low cut blouses, 4″ heels for the women. Just really interesting people and stories. I love it. Don’t think it was promoted enough and certainly was pre-empted too much! I REALLY deserves another chance.

  7. Judith M, says

    Detroit 187 is one of the best cop shows. Don’t know why it was cancelled, it needs to be brought back!

  8. Judy Rochelle says

    Detroit 187 is one of the best programs on TV. It has great acting and great actors who play interesting characters. It deserves another chance.

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