Lucky 7 canceled: Worst ABC TV show debut in history
Lucky 7 canceled: A show about seven lottery winners, 'Lucky 7' is the first new fall TV show to be canceled.
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“Lucky 7″ has been pulled from ABC’s schedule, and will be replaced by repeats of “Scandal.”
TheWrap noted Wednesday that the lottery drama had the lowest average ratings of any new show in the fall, and the lowest of any Big 4 show overall. “Even the most nervous gambler would have to bet on “Lucky 7″ to be the first show to be canceled in 2013-14,” we said.
Though the show shared a night with “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” an early fall hit for ABC, it mustered only an unlucky .7 rating Tuesday in the key 18-49 demographic.
That was down from its debut, which was the worst for a drama in ABC history.
The failure of “Lucky 7″ to thrive suggests ABC’s plan to build Tuesdays around “S.H.I.E.L.D” hasn’t worked out, so far.
On Tuesday, “S.H.I.E.L.D.” at 8 had a 3.1/10 — down 34 percent from its splashy debut — and 8.4 million total viewers. At 9, “The Goldbergs” had a 2.2/6, down 29 percent in the demo, and 6.2 million. “Trophy Wife” at 9:30 had a 1.4/4 — down 39 percent — and 4.3 million. Last week, “Lucky 7′s” 38 percent dip gave it an .8/2 rating with 2.8 million total viewers.
ABC is losing viewers with each Tuesday show — and “Lucky 7″ has the misfortune to be last in line.