NBC has canceled its dramas “Game of Silence” and “Heartbeat” and comedies “Telenovela,” “Crowded” and “Undateable.”
All four freshman shows struggled in the ratings in their first, and now only seasons, while “Undateable” pulled in steady but marginal ratings on Fridays with a season of all live episodes.
After premiering to a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating behind “The Voice,” “Game of Silence” has struggled in its regular Thursday home with all subsequent episodes falling below the 1.0 mark. It’s averaging a 0.8 same-day rating for the season to date.
It was a similar story for “Heartbeat,” which started OK after “The Voice” but is drawing only a 0.9 for the season so far.
“Telenovela,” starring Eva Longoria, was mostly well reviewed but didn’t spark with audiences as much as its fellow first-year comedy “Superstore,” which was paired with it on Monday nights in the winter and has already been renewed. “Telenovela” drew a 1.0 same-day rating for its season.
“Undatable” earned a 0.8 same-day rating on Fridays this season. “Crowded” averaged a 1.0, with help from a post-“Voice” premiere; since moving to its regular Sunday home it’s averaged a 0.8.
The three series join these shows that have been canceled or have ended their runs in 2015-16.