'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.

 
  • toadytoady

    SVU permenantly at 10pm on Thursday would be good. They can get people used to it now, ready for next season.

    Then we can see how well Chicago Fire does without SVU. Then they will know if it still needs a lead in or not.

  • XXX

    Too fast..

  • Jade

    I can’t say that I LOVED Do No Harm but I watched both episodes on demand last night and would have liked to see where the series was gonna go. Steven Pasquale is a great actor and would love to see him in something else hopefully next season.

  • RG-X

    WoW! cancelled. It’s getting tough to have break out shows anymore. You have to follow the Voice or AI just to have an audience

  • steve

    Missing Harry’s Law much NBC?

  • steve

    Smash is trash. NBC should have cancelled it and kept Harry’s Law.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “Missing Harry’s Law much NBC?”

    Still crying about Harry’s Law being canceled, steve?

  • Ray

    What shows do you watch, Bill?

  • steve

    @ Bill Gorman: NBC is a mess. Can you admit that?

    Can you also admit they should have maybe cancelled Smash and kept Harry’s Law on their schedule?

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “@ Bill Gorman: NBC is a mess. Can you admit that?

    Can you also admit they should have maybe cancelled Smash and kept Harry’s Law on their schedule?”

    NBC a mess? Check!

    Should have canceled Smash? Maybe.

    Kept Harry’s Law? Nonsense!

  • ~Sher~

    Am really upset & disappointed about this cancellation..

    The network did not even give the show a chance to increase its viewership..2 episodes & then cancelled…STUPID…

    Steve Pasquale was fantastic in the dual-character role..also feel bad for him and hope to see him in future projects that will..at least..give him more than 2 chances!!!!

  • Spartacus 666

    Sorry guys but do no harm was a stinker. Completely implausible. Doctors have to be on call and that’s just for starters good riddance. Who the hell cares about repeats . Everyone should own a DVR by now. Why do people watch these musical reality shows. They are without exception an abomination and only watched by cretins.

  • Lanie Grace

    This stinker was almost as implausible as Revolution!

  • Ultima

    @steve
    Can you also admit they should have maybe cancelled Smash and kept Harry’s Law on their schedule?

    Harry’s Law had a 1.8 average rating its first season, which fell to a 1.1 for its second. NBC may make some dumb decisions, but cancelling Harry’s Law was not one of them.

  • Ultima

    @Sher
    The network did not even give the show a chance to increase its viewership.

    Yes, they did – they let it air a second episode and it went down.

    In order to get a second season, Do No Harm would have to DOUBLE it’s viewership from this past episode. The only dramas that have done that recently are House in 2005 and CSI in 2001; both had the #1 overall show as a lead-in for the second half of the season.

  • The Yipster

    It didn’t shock me that this show didn’t get good ratings considering critics’ reviews (at least the ones I read) crapped all over the show. This is why I don’t like critics and I never follow-up with what they have to say about a show or a movie. What the hell do they know that we don’t, that makes them so special? These clowns are no different from the rest of us.

  • Alex

    Normally I cringe when I see a show canned after only a couple of airings – like someone posted above, I like to see shows given a chance to grow viewers. But when a show starts out so low that niche cable networks out-rate it, it’s clear that, for whatever reason, no one’s interested in it. Should they put Revolution on instead? I don’t know – it’s possible NBC feels SVU needs the boost, not Revolution which they still assume everyone will jump back on board with once it returns after 4 months. That or maybe they’re saving it for some sort of “recap” special – I’ll be very surprised if they don’t air something in advance to remind people about the story to date. I’m surprised frankly they didn’t release the first half of the season on DVD and Blu-ray. There was time.

  • paul

    Its called back to what made them must see tv before… ER and more come on ER reboot another what 12 yrs winner oh wait can not do that we must and have to waste money waste actors time and ect

  • huldu

    BEST SHOW ON TV IN YEARS AND YOU CANCEL IT?!?!?!?! /tries_to_keep_straight_face

    Nah, horrible junk and that’s 30 minutes of my life I’ll never get back. Think I’ll spend a few more valuable minutes writing a post about how bad the show was…

  • Laie

    The New Normal is too much of an ensemble series right now. If it wants to survive, it needs to focus on David and Bryan much more. A lot more. And then have the others as recurring characters only.

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