NBC cancels two fall shows
NBC announced Friday that it would be pulling the plug on two showsof its fall lineup. "Welcome to the Family" and "Ironside" would be removed from the channel's lineup. NBC said it would be replacing "Welcome to the Family" with specials and back-to-back episodes of "Parks & Recreation." After the last episode of "Ironside" on Wednesday, October 23, "Dateline" would then take its place.
The Inquisitr reported that both shows were cancelled after only three episodes. "Ironside" had 6.81 million viewers in its premiere episode but the viewership dropped to 2 million viewers by its third episode. "Welcome to the Family" had 6.81 million viewers for its premiere but by its third episode, it only had 2 million viewers.
Comcast is the cable company that owned NBC Universal. Comcast posted a profit growth of 29% for the second quarter this year. This was fueled by the growth of its NBC unit and increased cable prices. Comcast's net income was pegged at USD 1.7 billion, which was an increase from the income of USD 1.35 billion it had earned in the same period last year.