ABC has yanked freshman series “Of Kings and Prophets
” from its schedule, Variety has learned. The cancellation comes after just two very low-rated episodes have aired.
The biblical drama premiered March 8 to a 0.8 rating in adults 18-49 and 3.3 million viewers overall, falling off this week to an even lower 0.5 in the demo with just 2.4 million viewers.
The time slot left vacant by “Of Kings and Prophets
” will be occupied by “Shark Tank
’s” companion series “Beyond the Tank” starting next Tuesday, March 22, at 10 p.m.
The Tuesday 10 p.m. time slot has been troubled for ABC. Last November, the dark 1980s set drama “Wicked City
” opened with a 0.9, fell to a 0.7 and was then pulled after hitting a minuscule 0.4 in its third outing. Previously, the slot had been home to “Forever,” which did okay, but was not renewed for a second season; “Killer Women
”( in 2014), which was pulled after just