Tyra 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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