After only seven weeks on the air, NBC Universal has given Home Delivery the axe. Original episodes of the show will run during November and February sweeps, and a mix of repeats and originals will air through the rest of the season. “Everyone from the hosts through the entire production team at Home Delivery produced a very strong program. Unfortunately, the long-term economics of this show did not justify us moving forward,” NBC Universal Domestic Television said in a statement. Last week, Home Delivery averaged a 1.1 rating/ 3 share in the metered markets, its weakest performance yet. That’s down 31% from its average lead-in and 27% from its year-ago time-period performance.
Elder’s Ratings Dive
Warner Bros.’ The Larry Elder Show has been downgraded on Viacom’s WBBM Chicago, which is moving it from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. In its place will air two more runs of Paramount’s Judge Judy. WBBM already airs Judge Judy from 2 to 3 p.m. and will be the only station in the country with back-to-back double runs of the show. Nationally, Elder is averaging a 0.9 rating. In Chicago, it is scoring 1.0 rating/3 share, down 57% from its lead-in and 29% from a year ago.