has yanked Anchorwoman
off the air less than 24 hours after the reality/comedy hybrid's putrid debut Wednesday.
Anchorwoman, chronicling swimsuit model Lauren Jones
' attempt to become a TV journalist in Tyler, Texas, came in a distant fourth with two back-to-back episodes in the 8 p.m. hour. It averaged 2.7 million viewers and a 1.0 rating/3 share in the adults 18-49 demo, according to Nielsen Media Research data.
The remaining six episodes of Anchorwoman' s eight-episode order will be available on the Fox on Demand section of Fox.com and MySpace.com. Its spot on the schedule will be taken by repeats of " 'Till Death."
In addition to heavy promotion, Anchorwoman received substantial prelaunch publicity as its premise of a model-turned-TV anchor caused a stir in journalistic circles and was accused of devaluing the work of real journalists.
The 8 p.m. Wednesday slot was ruled by CBS
' Power of Ten (8.7 million, 2.3/7), which inched up to its best Wednesday numbers.NBC
took 9 p.m.