26 November 2006

The Nine finds itself off ABC's schedule

On a Saturday, during this Thanksgiving holiday weekend when the TV writers are all out of the office, ABC announced they are pulling The Nine from its prime time schedule, effective immediately.

A special edition of 20/20 will air on November 29, followed by the return of Primetime on December 6. Hailed by most TV critics at the start of the season, that praise has failed to turn into ratings gold. The ratings for the show have averaged just 8.6 million viewers, losing more than half of the 17.7 million viewers who turned into its lead-in show, Lost on November 8. With Lost on hiatus, the show tumbled even further, coming in a distant third on November 22.

ABC said the show will return sometime later in the season, but offered no specific time frame for it. The Nine joins another ABC series, Six Degrees, that has been sent into Twilight Zone of Limbo.

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