‘Sarah Connor’ Targeted for Termination?
The fate of mankind hangs in the balance as the Fox network considers canceling Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Ratings for the show have been abysmal this year. A report from SyFy Portal pegs Sarah‘s lowest rating last season at 4.5/7. This season, it’s highest rating is 4.1/6 and is averaging a 3.7, resulting in 34% off its audience average from last year.
The numbers translate to 5.33 million viewers, down 480,000 from last week. Yeowch.
A source close to the situation tells SyFy that there’s some doom and gloom regarding the series’ future. "All I can say is that production will likely stop, and I would think that Fox might try to air some of the episodes already in the can," says the source.
"But I don’t know. They don’t want to lose Prison Break, so there could be some schedule shuffling in the future."
It’s a sad, sad world when a show about breaking in and out of jail over and over again can survive for four seasons, but a freaking Terminator show barely makes it one and a half. Unfortunately, the blame can’t rest squarely on Fox’s shoulders. Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles has not only gone down in ratings since the pilot episode, it’s also suffered in terms of quality. Despite some strong moments, this season has lacked story focus, devoting far too much time to characters and plots that are insignificant and/or boring.
The future is uncertain for Sarah Connor, but try and look on the bright side. If the show gets canceled, we’ll probably see Brian Austin Green back on 90210! C’mon folks, gotta look for the silver lining somewhere, am I right!?