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H8R: Cancelled

H8R tv series canceledTyra Banks has got to be overjoyed. The CW has finally decided to cancel H8R, the lowest-rated show on The CW and the lead-in for America’s Next Top Model.

Hosted by Mario Lopez, H8R tracks down regular people who have a deep dislike for a particular celebrity and then puts the two together. The famous person tries to win the person over, to prove they’re actually just regular people. Celebrities have included Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi (Jersey Shores), Jake Pavelka (The Bachelor), Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives), Scott Disick (Keeping Up with the Kardashians), Kim Kardashian (Keeping Up with the Kardashians), Joe Francis (Girls Gone Wild), Maksim Chmerkovskiy (Dancing with the Stars) and The Miz (WWE wrestler).

The reality show has been the lowest-rated TV series on the network since the start of the season. In its opening week, H8R attracted a meager 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 1.29 million viewers. That was basically on-par with a rerun of America’s Next Top Model from a week earlier.

In the later weeks, H8R’s numbers didn’t get any better and the series dropped as low as a 0.4 demo rating and just over a million viewers. That was apparently enough, even for the smallest network. They’ve now pulled the show off the air, effectively cancelling it.

Model is having a terrible season and it was no doubt hurt by the weak lead-in. The series premiere was down by 31% in the demo year-to-year and subsequent installments have done worse.

Repeats of Tuesday night’s Ringer will fill H8R’s timeslot for the immediate future. Time will tell if this move will help Model which was, up until this season, one of the network’s highest-rated shows.

What do you think? Did you like H8R? Do you think it’s too late to same Model? Would you miss either one?

 

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The Voice of the Desert October 8, 2012 at 11:40 am

Bring H8R back!!!! I want to watch the episode with The Game, that looks hillarious, and heck yeah this was a good show. Way better then those lame shows everyone watches like Survivor and The Bachelor, this show is too good!! Bring it back!

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Anonymous October 16, 2011 at 1:50 am

Whoa! You guys are being way too harsh on H8R! Really, you are.

It was a brilliant idea for a show: it knocked celebrities’ giant egos down a few pegs, and it let us see them in a different light (for instance, we got to see Kim Kardashian out of her stupid scripted reality show and talking to a REAL person).

In a world where tabloid magazines into the private lives of celebrities are selling more than ever, why would the same audience not appreciate this show?

They hardly gave it a chance (many programs have turned themselves around, but they need more than 4 episodes to do it).

Bring it back and I’ll faithfully watch every week. What a fresh change from locking stupid strangers in a house and making them fight (Oh hello, Big Brother). Or Bridalplasty, where under-confident girls compete to go under the knife to be the “perfect bride.”

Simply put, it’s fresh, it’s new, it’s refreshing, it’s genius, and it’s expiry date came way too soon.

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8bithero October 20, 2011 at 9:27 am

ALL reality television is scripted.

Watch the credits. They ALL have writers. Even this trash.

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Tanisha Thomas October 12, 2011 at 8:24 pm

Ok imma juss say this, I LOVE THE SHOW H8R. I think its a good concept for a tv show because it shows people that celebs are not different than how we are. Like i loved the one with Kim kardashian . That girl really hated her and kim like herself said she’s not confrontational but she felt she had to because this girl doesn not know her. I think they should air this show on mtv though. Nobody barely has CW. I knoe everyone loves MTV and I think if they did like a week of it on MTV and promoted it with like more celebs like Justin beiber or like people who alwaysss here about in the magazines it would get alot of views. I just wish they would grant this show back because honestly I really love it and it gives me like a better insight on how celebs are. So Pleaseee bring back h8R and try showing it on mtv.

Thanks :)

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8bithero October 20, 2011 at 9:26 am

I don’t like MTV.

I don’t know anybody that does.

Of course, I am of the generation where the “”M” actually stood for something.

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Kiley October 8, 2011 at 11:43 am

What I don’t understand is why the CW wouldn’t fill that time slot with a rerun of their highest rated show, The Vampire Diaries, and let everyone watch the previous week’s episode again. Especially since it comes on the day after the empty slot. It seems like it would be in the best interest of the network and would help them gain the most ratings, not to mention get more people glued to their TV sets before ANTM comes on.

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admin October 8, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Kiley ยป They’re trying to boost Ringer’s ratings while the show’s still new.

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jonathan October 7, 2011 at 10:02 am

I would never watch any reality show, much less these two, but I wish they would be successful so the CW can stay in business and keeping making all the shows I do like!

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Bruce October 7, 2011 at 7:48 am

Never heard of it, never seen it, don’t care. Sounds like I didn’t miss much, though.

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Elaine October 7, 2011 at 3:27 am

I watch maybe 10 mins of when Eva Longoria was on it…it was a terrible show..and Model is down b/c she brought what SHE deems as ALL-STARS which is another name for psycho whiny bitches to do a whole season of just that, whine, bitch, complain, & talk about how great they are and dont deliver nothing..ugh..sick of it..! Tyra, the show should be about modeling & growth, not how annoying those girls can be..please..I love everything about top model except the stupid drama they have to create..!

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Grandizer October 7, 2011 at 9:22 am

While I agree with you on most of these points, I have to disagree with you about Allison…

I hope she wins. I think she should have won her season…
I did love Teyona Anderson, but I think Allison had better photos and a better look.

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Tha Critic October 6, 2011 at 8:52 pm

I didn’t watch H8R because I h8e reality shows and I H8D the idea of this show. Good riddance.

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Craig October 6, 2011 at 8:45 pm

Wouldn’t it be sweet if Model got cancelled. It certainly is sweet that H8R got cancelled. It was just a bad idea all the way around. Mario Lopez as the host, a show name that only a 12 year old could like, D-list celebs, and then not allowing the anti-fan to throw food or do something else to show their hate for the bad celeb. If you wanted ratings, you needed to let an anti-fan pummel Snooki with restaurant garbage as she stumbles around in a drunken stupor.

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Watcher October 6, 2011 at 7:21 pm

What a horrible concept for a television show! With the dangers of fans stalking celebrities the CW thinks it’s a good idea to capitalize on this is repulsive! Thank God everyone else agrees.

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