Wentworth Miller’s Prison Break is the latest casualty of network programmers with Seven removing it from the schedule until summer. Earlier this month Nine did the same thing to Fringe.
The drama attracted 427,000 viewers last night, which was actually up from 389,000 the week before. Seven lost the night to the Nine Network.
But Seven has had problems with Heroes, netting a disappointing 624,000, dropping from The Amazing Race’s 902,000. It was beaten by RPA’s 1.02m and a repeat of Law & Order: SVU on 930,000.
Race was #1 in key demographics 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54. Heroes is also shaky in the US, down 20% on its season premiere and hitting an all-time low of 4.9 rating / 7 share.
Heroes moves back to 10:30pm from next Thursday November 6th, with Bones to move into 9:30pm with the episode “The Pain in the Heart.”
Plans for Scrubs to move to 10:30pm are now out, with it staying put at 11:30pm.
The under-performance of Prison Break‘s fourth season follows the fate of Ugly Betty’s third season, both hailed as network darlings in recent years only to be shafted to summer.
Seven advises Prison Break will return to a 10:30pm timeslot across summer, beginning in the week of November 23rd (final week of ratings).
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