After the ratings that its premiere garnered, it comes as no surprise that Do Not Harm has been pulled off of NBC's schedule after just two episodes. According to Vulture, the news comes after last week's episode of the modern-day Jekyll & Hyde adaptation pulled in only 2.2 million viewers and a 0.7 rating amongst the advertiser-coveted demographic of adults under 50 - ratings that put NBC at a dismal tenth place for the Thursday 10 PM timeslot, even behind cable networks that generally get lower ratings.
It's an unfortunate fate for the show, which, in addition to low ratings, received fairly terrible reviews upon its premiere and got barely any promotion in the weeks leading up to its debut. We say 'unfortunate' only because of its one redeeming quality: Rescue Me's talented Steven Pasquale starred, and it was good to see him on television again. That said, he deserves better, and this cancellation is probably a godsend for his career.
The series will reportedly be taken off the air immediately, and replaced by reruns of Law & Order: SVU for at least the next two weeks.
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