Do No Harm will have a place in the television history books for a while at least as having the lowest ratings for a premiere, and for one of the shortest overall lifespans of a series.
After only two episodes NBC’s Do No Harm has been pulled from the schedule effective immediately. It’s first episode set a record for the lowest rated in-season premiere ever, and its second episode upped the pain by falling 22 percent, falling from 3.3 million viewers to 2.18 million. Law & Order: SVU reruns will run in its place until a more permeant solution can be found.
It didn’t help that its lead-in this week was 1600 Penn which also looks set for cancellation in the very near future.
New series this year are dropping like flies with Animal Practice being chopped by NBC as well, Made in Jersey also joining the “two episodes and you’re done” club and Fox giving the heave-ho to Ben & Kate. The Fall 2013 line-up is going to have a lot of room in it for the networks to try again when you count in the series that came to natural ends.
Source: Deadline .