This news doesn’t come as a surprise. CBS has pulled their new Saturday night drama, The Bridge, after just three episodes. Though it’s been cancelled in the US, the TV show will continue.
The Bridge follows Frank Leo (Aaron Douglas), a charismatic cop who’s voted unanimously to become the leader of the police union. He ends up fighting crime on the streets while also battling corruption on the force. The series features Douglas, Frank Cassini, Michael Murphy, Ona Grauer, Paul Popowich, and Theresa Joy.
The TV show debuted on Saturday, July 10th with two episodes. Per the overnights, the first episode attracted a tiny 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic and just 2.98 million viewers. It was easily beaten by repeats of Cops and America’s Funniest Home Videos.
The second episode of The Bridge drew a 0.5 rating in the demo and viewership increased to a still meager 3.51 million. It was trounced by America’s Most Wanted but did beat a repeat of ABC’s struggling Scoundrels.
Last Saturday night, the show’s ratings dropped even lower, to a 0.3 rating in the demo and 2.88 million viewers. It came in last place in the demo and third place in total viewers (beating NBC’s Persons Unknown).
The network has clearly not had any faith in the TV show from the beginning, airing it on the least-watched night of TV. The network has pulled it off the schedule with 10 unaired episodes left. Cancelled Cold Case reruns will take their place. CBS has made no indication that they plan to air the remaining Bridge installments at a later date or make them available online.
In Canada, it’s another story for The Bridge. CTV began airing the series in March and completed the season in May. The run was successful enough for CTV to order a second season for Canadian viewers.
Unfortunately, unless another network decides to pick up the series, it doesn’t look like viewers in the United States will see the rest of season one or season two.
What do you think? Did you like The Bridge? Should it have been cancelled by CBS? Would you watch it on another channel or on DVD?
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Why do they cancel the best? SHAME…………… Not hardly anything good on TV any more or they space the programs so far apart you cannot enjoy them. Guess they are to cheap to give us what we want.
I can’t believe it! Another good program cancelled! I don’t understand what people are looking for. Or is it the producers? Or the station? Have they no taste? Please bring it back!!
I want to watch THE BRIDGE!! NETFLIX, please pick it up!!
I really enjoyed the tv series I don’t want them to cancel. I loved The storyline the actors everything was so real!
I’m so disappointed I won’t be able to see the second season.
Can I see it on DVD?
I got my whole family hooked on this show and now we were left hanging.
How can I see the next season?
I loved the Bridge and hope someone picks it up
I would really like to see more of the bridge, It was one of my favorite
YES I LOVED THE BRIDGE . YES IM DISAPPOINTED YES I WOULD WATCH IT ANYTIME ANYWHERE I COULD. NO TO ONLY ONE ANSEWR . I WASNT SURPRISED ONLY ANGRY. MOST OF AMERICAN VIEWERS HAVE NO TASTE OR COMMOON SENSE ANYWAY. LOOK WHO THEY VOTED FOR PRESIDENT. EVERY TIME YOU ARE INTERESTED IN A SERIES THEY CANCELL .. MAKING IT PREDICTABLE . I AM LOSING FAITH IN TV AMERICAN VIEWERS AND WRITERS. I MAY GIVE UP TV ALL TOGETHER IF THIS KEEPS UP. I MISS THE BRIDGE.
Really bummed!! I was really looking forward to the next season. The first season really drew me in! Please bring it back, sooo disappointed.