Today’s ratings brought more bad news for ABC’s Zero Hour TV series. While there’s no doubt that ABC will cancel the show, the question remains, “When?”
For those who haven’t seen it, Zero Hour follows a paranormal magazine publisher (Anthony Edwards) whose wife suddenly disappears. While he and his associates try to find her, they start to uncover a bigger mystery and must save the world from an impending disaster. The cast also includes Scott Michael Foster, Addison Timlin, Jacinda Barrett, Carmen Ejogo, and Michael Nyqvist.
Per the fast affiliate ratings, the second episode drew only a 1.1 rating with 5.32 million viewers — a decline of 17-21%.
A couple years ago, ABC pulled My Generation after two low-rated episodes. The network let other ratings disappointments — Last Resort and 2011’s Charlie’s Angels — run quite a bit longer.
It seems likely that ABC will pull Zero Hour either today or before next week’s airing. They could keep it on the air for a bit longer but that seems doubtful since they can get better numbers from reruns.
Whatever they choose to do with the timeslot, hopefully they’ll release the remaining episodes so viewers who like the series will get some kind of resolution to the story.
What do you think? Will ABC pull Zero Hour before next Thursday or let it run longer? Do you think they’ll let the whole season air on television? Release it online or drop it altogether?