The end comes for 'Enemy,' 'Jungle' at NBC
EmptyNBC has pulled the plug on freshman tentpole drama "My Own Worst Enemy" and returning sophomore series "Lipstick Jungle," sources said Wednesday.
The cancellations come after both shows dropped to new ratings lows in recent weeks, with the Christian Slater action series sinking to a 1.8 among adults 18-49 (4.3 million viewers) on Monday and "Jungle" falling to a 1.2 (3.3 million viewers) on Friday.
Although the "Jungle" number was an improvement on the previous week, the show's ratings have been below the line for a while and sunk into the red zone after being moved to Fridays.
NBC's expectation for the return of "Jungle" was modest, but "Enemy" was considered an important show, receiving the coveted post-"Heroes" period. That valuable Monday hour of real estate has become less worthwhile in recent weeks, however, as "Heroes" shed viewers — weakening the lead-in for "Enemy."
Both are produced by Universal Media Studios; NBC had no comment. (partialdiff)