The decision to cancel Designated Survivor was not purely ratings-driven, per ABC president Channing Dungey. During a conference call with reporters Tuesday, the exec cited the series’ anemic “live” ratings as only part of the Kiefer Sutherland drama’s woes. “Creatively, we’ve had a lot of behind-the-scenes churn on the show in terms of the number […]
This just in: President Kirkman will not be seeking re-election. ABC has cancelled Kiefer Sutherland’s political thriller Designated Survivor after two seasons, TVLine has confirmed. Averaging a 0.7 demo rating and 4 million total weekly viewers thus far this season (in Live+Same Day numbers), Designated Survivor ranks ninth and seventh among all ABC dramas, having […]
ABC’s Designated Survivor will not see a third season. The network has canceled the Kiefer Sutherland starrer after two seasons. The May 16 season finale will now serve as the series finale.
The political conspiracy drama began its run as one of ABC’s most promising, snagging the Critics’ Choice award for most exciting new series in its first season. It had seen ratings declines in Seasons 2 and 3, but continued to be helped by strong DVR lifts. The series underwent a…