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Zero Hour: Pulled; Is the ABC Show Cancelled?

zero hour canceled?It looks like ABC is pulling Zero Hour off their schedule, at least for next week. The fourth episode of the new TV series had been scheduled to air on March 7th but the listing’s been removed from ABC’s press site.

Zero Hour debuted on February 14th to a disappointing 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.38 million total viewers. Week two saw the numbers drop to a 1.1 rating and 5.39 million and last night’s installment fell to a 1.0 rating with 5.05 million.

We’re waiting to hear if ABC is pulling the series for good or just temporarily. Either way, the show won’t be getting a second season.

Hopefully the network will at least let the five million faithful viewers see the unaired episodes at some point.

UPDATE: Reruns of Shark Tank will air on March 7th and 14th and then ABC will fill the timeslot with season seven of Wife Swap. The remaining episodes of Zero Hour may run this summer. I wouldn’t hold your breath.

What do you think? Do you like Zero Hour? Were you hoping that it would stick around?

 

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SMK March 2, 2013 at 4:52 pm

Replacing Zero Hour with Shark Tank, seriously? I think their brains were dumped in a shark tank! I enjoyed Zero Hour. It is pure entertainment. Come on guys give it a chance. ABC put it in a horrible time slot. I always stream it later to watch. Move it to another time slot DON’T CANCEL IT!!!

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AEH March 7, 2013 at 8:46 pm

I am upset that Zero Hour was canceled. I like ABC. I wish that they would give Zero Hour a chance. If they don’t like it this season, put it on in the summer. It is a great show with a stellar cast. I don’t watch Shark Tank or Wife Swap. Please reconsider taking away a good family show. DON’T CANCEL IT!!!!!!

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sperguy March 2, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Replacing “Zero Hour” with “Wife Swap”. Really!!! They should give “Zero Hour” a different night. Thursday’s are a nightmare going against comedy stalwart “Big Bang Theory”. At least let them finish up the storyline like “Last Resort”. It was just getting interesting. These unscripted crap shows should have their own network so the decent scripted shows have a chance.

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J Graham March 2, 2013 at 12:32 pm

Seriously this is cancelled!!! I guess what can I expect from ABC anything that has any substance to it they cancel it!!!! This was a great show that many looked forward to watch every week! I will not be watching stupid mindless Wife Swap! Another bad move by ABC.

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Julie Graham March 7, 2013 at 8:58 pm

Zero Hours was a very good show. I looked forward to it every Thursdays. ABC did’nt give Zero Hours a chance. It was a disappointment when they cancelled it.

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Mary Ellen March 2, 2013 at 9:41 am

This is one of the best shows on tv , I can’t believe it’s being cancelled. This Zero Hour is intriguing and something new and different not the same old program and situations getting repeated under new names.

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Fahd March 2, 2013 at 8:50 am

I wish they keep it its amazing show

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Turtle Lady March 2, 2013 at 8:33 am

No wonder this world has so many problems. WE all need to fight for BETTER TV. Maybe if we are forced to watch something that makes us think instead of all this MINDLESS stuff. Come on People look through a TV guide, what is it that we are watching, game shows, how other people live their lives, comic shows of filth and we wonder why the world is the way it is. Some commercials are like watching a porn show. We are the PROBLEM look at your cable bill how much of what you pay for do you watch, so many repeats, Don’t get me wrong game show and shows of laughter are nice but WHAT are we laughing at, and if we want something good for our children, or something interesting for us, it wont be on free TV, we have to pay for it, and for most of us that isn’t easy. We want to just enjoy the program not critique what is correct or not about each scene. Is this a waste of time to talk about, CAN we REALLY fight and win to watch what we want to watch. To get away from the subject just a minute with our health problems, WOW everyone has figured out we are what we eat. (DO YOU THINK?) Well how long will the world continue to struggle until someone says WOW we are what we put into our MINDS.

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primetime blabber March 2, 2013 at 7:48 am

this is due to the boycott from soaps fans who have been boycotting ABC since 2011…..ABC will deny there is a boycott, but believe me there is one….I am a boycotter myself…..ABC’s ratings have slipped since, and many shows have gotten the boot because of the boycott, if you think there is no boycott, then you are as foolish as ABC….

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Karen B March 2, 2013 at 6:27 am

Look ABC seriously give one show a chance damn it!!! I really liked this show! They did the same to me with 666 Park Ave. Ugg. Take off interesting THOUGHT PROVOKING TV and leave on Dancing With Stars and Shark Tank…YUCK YUCK YUCK … We beg you put this show back on TV…change the time slot, but keep on on and give it a chance to get a following…ONLY 3 SHOWS?!?! WTF ABC WTF?!?!

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Angus March 1, 2013 at 10:04 pm

Even if the ratings suck, they will beat reruns of freakin Shark Tank. Give the show a chance to pick up an audience.

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mary March 1, 2013 at 9:59 pm

so tired of hearing about 18 to 49 yr old. People over 49 DO watch tv and buy the products that are advertized. This is a good show and should be given a chance.

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John Thomasset March 1, 2013 at 9:26 pm

REALLY??? how many times are you going to do this to us? ABC puts out a good show and as soon as they hook someone on a new good show.. they cancel it. This has been going on for a couple yrs now and it is making my family think about boycotting ABC. I mean you leave crap like dancing with the stars on but cancel good shows like zero hour and harry’s law just to mention a couple. Where are they getting their rattings? are they counting the ppl that DVR or watch online?

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Sam March 2, 2013 at 6:46 pm

I dont think you understand how ratings work, you and your family watching the show doesnt count towards the ratings unless you are a nielsen family.

Nielsen does the ratings, they choose a random sample of 26,000 households, so roughly 100,000 people with families and such, and base their ratings off of that. So you or i or anyone commenting who watches this show has no effect on the ratings. The ratings are based off of live + same day dvr only in nielsen households, and they dont count people who watch it on the internet streaming but then again i doubt many people in nielsen households stream anyways.

http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/question433.htm check out this link to further understand it, although it says here there are only 5,000 nielsen households which i think is wrong, but if that is correct then there is a very big margin for error, how could you base the fate of a show off of a sample size of less than 20,000 for a country with over 300,000,000 that just seems silly thats less than .01 percent of the population =/

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Blue Sunflower March 3, 2013 at 7:14 am

You don’t quite seem to understand statistics. The margin for error is a lot smaller. You take a sample population, and use it to correlate to the population as a whole. Not only does this give you more accurate results (people have been trying for years to amend the US Constitution so that the Census is done this way), but it’s also less costly. You don’t really think they called everybody in the country in order to determine Presidential approval ratings, likely voting outcomes, or how many people might actually go to the new Sonic over on Main Street, etc. etc., do you?

http://www.cliffsnotes.com/study_guide/Populations-Samples-Parameters-and-Statistics.topicArticleId-267532,articleId-267478.html

On topic: Awwwwwww mannnnnnn!!!!! At first, I was “what is this???” until I finally realized what quality crack the show is doing – and seemingly deliberately, no less. If they’d marketed it that way, I really believe it could have become a cult show.

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Ginny March 1, 2013 at 9:15 pm

I like it. Any show that you have to think a little bit always gets pulled though.

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Debby Modis March 1, 2013 at 8:39 pm

Come on people!!! This is getting old!!! Quit cancelling shows after just a few episodes! Really???? Give it a chance!!! It’s a good show! It’s just getting started. Let’s watch it a while! Don’t cancel it. Damn people! Quit cancelling shows!!!!

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Andrew March 1, 2013 at 8:15 pm

This show is good to watch, but it can’t even compete in that time slot. Big Bang theory is one of the most watched shows on network TV. Nothing can survive against it.

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leprecaun March 1, 2013 at 7:47 pm

Oh come on…..give a show a chance…I like the the intrigue.

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