NBC has pulled its freshman drama “Do No Harm” off the air after just two dismally rated episodes.
The network will replace it with repeats of “Law & Order: SVU” for the next couple of weeks, and they could scarcely do worse than “Do No Harm.” The show, a Jekyll-and-Hyde story starring Steven Pasquale, premiered to just 3.1 million viewers and a 0.9 rating among adults 18-49 a week ago. That was the smallest debut ever for an in-season scripted show on one of the big four networks.
Thursday’s (Feb. 7) fell further, drawing only 2.2 million people and a 0.7 in the 18-49 demographic. Only The CW’s “Beauty and the Beast” drew a smaller audience Thursday night on the broadcast networks. “Do No Harm” finished 10th in adults 18-49 in its timeslot, behind ABC and CBS but also “Suits” on USA, “Archer” on FX and “Impractical Jokers” on TruTV, among others.
“Do No Harm” is the second new show NBC has canceled this season, following “Animal Practice.” The network also jettisoned the Dane Cook comedy “Next Caller” before it ever got to air.