NBC Cancels Betty White's 'Off Their Rockers'
The hidden-camera series finished its second season Tuesday up two-tenths in the key demo.
NBC is saying farewell to Betty White's Off Their Rockers.
The network has canceled the White-hosted entry Off Their Rockers, multiple sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.
The series, which ran for two seasons, featured White overseeing the elderly playing pranks on younger folks in a hidden-camera fashion similar to Candid Camera. The show launched with a preview in April 2012 timed to an NBC special tribute for White's 90th birthday earning 12 million total viewers.
Following its 12-episode run from January to May 2012, NBC renewed the series for a second run of 14 installments, which started with back-to-back airings in January into February with its final four episodes airing March 19, June 25 and July 9.
Rockers' most recent in-season run -- which was used to help fill holes on the network and often held up well -- averaged a 1.5 rating with adults 18-49 and 5.3 million viewers. The series failed to really see an uptick when factoring in Live+Seven-Day numbers as the show never played well with the DVR crowd. Since returning this summer, Rockers has been much softer. Last week it pulled a series low of a 0.8 rating in the key demo, though it did rebound significantly (25 percent) in its second-season finale with White and Ed Asner.
Meanwhile, off-network repeats of Rockers, which is produced by Kinetic Content, have aired on Lifetime.
For her part, White continues to be a draw for TV Land. The Viacom-owned network opened the 24-episode fifth season of White starrer Hot in Cleveland with a live episode. The series will reach the landmark 100th episode later this season.
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