Spy Drama “Allegiance” Cancelled After Only Five Episodes
Looks like NBC is having a hard time showing its allegiance to the new drama ‘Allegiance’. Variety confirmed that NBC has pulled the plug off its newly started spy drama.
The spy centered serial premiered in February on NBC and it was cancelled only after five episodes. It did not come as a surprise since the ratings and total viewership was already very low for this show.
The show opened with five million total viewers and 1.1 demo ratings. It kept on falling with each episode and on the day of the last episode the total viewers were 3.4 million with only 0.8 demo rating.
The cancellation disrupts NBC’s schedule for Thursday. Temporarily, the 10 pm slot has been filled with ‘The Slap’ – a miniseries of eight episodes.
NBC is currently promoting “Dateline: The Real Blacklist” hosted by Richard Engel. Dateline airs at 8 p.m. followed by a thriller by James Spader.
The Blacklist has shown potential growth and given double the ratings compared to either one of the shows The Slap and Allegiance. ABC’s American Crime and CBS’s Elementary at 10 p.m. is a completion for The Slap which are doing quite well against each other.
NBC is hoping that backing up The Blacklist with The Slap will help increase their ratings. However, The Slap did not have anything better to offer than Allegiance for the network.
The new lineup for NBC’s Thursday schedule will go into effect from March 12.