'Do No Harm' Canceled by NBC

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February 8th, 2013

After just two airings, Do No Harm has been canceled by NBC, and pulled from its schedule.

It premiered to a very low 0.9 adults 18-49 rating, then fell even further to a 0.7 rating in its second week. For the next two weeks, NBC will air repeats of Law & Order: SVU on Thrsday at 10pm.

  • Ultima

    @Dan S
    They’ll need to finish strong to get 3rd place by May.

    Did you mean second place? NBC is so far ahead of ABC that there’s no possible way that they can fall to fourth.

  • Dan

    @SJ – ABC actually in Summer 2010 burned off the two Following episodes and tried to burn off the two Eastwick episodes but that never happened. Summer of 2011 they had no scheduled burn offs (After My Generation and The Whole Truth were pulled, no mention was ever made of either again) and last season they had no dramas with unaired episodes. 666 Park Avenue should be the only drama this season on ABC with remaining episodes and ABC will air them as well as hopefully the rest of Apartment 23.

    To answer your question about Touch, FOX will not pull it and here’s why. While its very likely that Touch will premiere to horrible ratings its still more likely that Fox will air all of the episodes. If FOX burned through The Mob Doctor, then they can put up with Touch’s 13 episode second season on Fridays and FOX is known to give Friday shows a little slack. DO they seriously expect it to perform better than Fringe did? Touch will probably get axed in May but FOX has every intention to air all episodes.

  • Dan

    @Tom – Likely Hannibal until NBC makes a decision for next season. I don’t think they will ever move Rock Center to that slot again.

  • jel


  • Fake Me Out

    I think the Animal Practice monkey is behind this whole debacle … the concept, the greenlight and the cancellation … damn monkey.

    @666 fans, if you live in Australia or west coasters who have a really, Really, REALLY big antennae can catch the episodes unaired in North America … if only there was another way to see the missing episodes, oh well.


  • Craig

    The Smash team must be happy, Do No Harm and Up All Night gone and Deception soon to follow it means if Smash can build back up its ratings a bit it may still have a chance

  • Ultima

    Bad week for NBC all round…Smash, Up All Night and now Do No Harm….who’s next?

    1600 Penn? NBC has bumped it again next week for another hour-long episode of The Office.

    Come on NBC, time to bring on the supersized 40/40/40 comedy blocks! ;)

  • Josh


    I hear your frustration they did the same thing in 2010-2011 with The Event starring Jason Ritter and Sarah Roemer….it was doing very well in the fall and then they gave it a 4 month hiatus for their mid-season replacements. By the time it came back people had forgotten about it and it sank drastically and was doomed for failure because they didn’t give it time to catch back up.

  • CookyMonzta


    Just their latest example of how ‘Must-See TV’ deteriorated to ‘Must-Flee TV’.

    They should put repeats of ‘Revolution’ in its place, or new episodes if they got ’em. That has the potential to be a hit. Even ‘The Sing-Off’ drew more viewers than ‘Do No Harm’. What a waste!

  • Grey

    Is anyone going to scream and yell that the fans have been left with a clif-hanger? LOL.

  • Ultima

    I hear your frustration they did the same thing in 2010-2011 with The Event … it was doing very well in the fall

    No, it wasn’t.

    3.6, 2.9, 2.4, 2.2, 2.2, 2.0, 1.7, 1.7, 1.7, 1.9

  • Ceej


    Lol at the monkey bit. And for those Aussies, a REALLY big antenna AND an ATSC-to DVB converter. (Darn incompatibilities.)


    Joining the “Lone Star” & “Work It” class of series

  • rob60990

    Revolution fans continuing to say the long hiatus will kill the show is getting OLD, especially when they bring up Flash Forward & The Event, 2 shows that were already falling hard before the hiatus.

  • Greg

    Yeah, Revolution should be rerunning instead. There’s only 10 episodes so far, so by the time the second part of the season begins, they would have reran more than half of the episodes.

  • Tommy M.

    I don’t get the hiatus hate. The hiatus hasn’t hurt successful cable series like Suits, or The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad(I’m sure they’re going to be just as strong when they return.) If the show’s fans are interested they will come back when it returns. Had NBC decided to mix repeats and first run episodes they’d be complaining that the repeats are killing it. I guess you really can’t please everyone!

  • Tommy M.

    @ Greg,
    “Yeah, Revolution should be rerunning instead. There’s only 10 episodes so far, so by the time the second part of the season begins, they would have reran more than half of the episodes.”

    Serialized shows repeat horribly on every network with very few exceptions to that rule. Revolution’s ratings are great, so there isn’t any point in throwing away a timeslot when a procedural show can almost certainly do better in repeats there.

  • GXSky

    shame on you NBC. you suck at promoting your show other than The Voice.

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    @Dan S.

    “Some of these shows are so low it made HL look like The Voice in comparison.”

    Care to rethink that statement? On a comparable date (early March) last year Harry’s Law got a 1.0 rating, one of many more and lower to come. That is lower than Deception and Smash presently and really not that much higher than Do No Harm since in the following weeks Harry’s fell to 0.8 and 0.9’s.

    Unless you are counting that silly total viewership number.

  • Ernie

    Why DO NBC always pick up these kids of weird dramas???

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