The wave of cancellations at NBC in the past couple of days has extended to the news division.
Newsmagazine “Rock Center with Brian Williams” is going off the air after two seasons. Its final episode is set to air June 21.
The show made some headlines early in its run, notably for a November 2011 interview with disgraced Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky. It never gained a strong foothold in the ratings, however, leading to its cancellation
So far this season, “Rock Center” is averaging about 4.1 million viewers per week and a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49. By comparison the Friday and Sunday editions of NBC’s other newsmag, “Dateline,” each draw about 6 million people and 18-49 ratings of 1.5 (Friday) and 1.3 (Sunday).
Williams remains the anchor of “NBC Nightly News,” which is still the most-watched of the network evening news broadcasts. It draws 8.75 million viewers per night, more than twice what “Rock Center” does.