[01/12/06 - 12:00 AM] ABC Bumps 'Emily'S', 'Jake' for 'Bachelor' Encore By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)
LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The cancellation clock has begun for both "Emily's Reasons Why Not" and "Jake in Progress" as ABC has quietly pulled Monday's airings of both series, just days after their respective launches.
A repeat of "The Bachelor's" season opener will fill the 9:00/8:00c hour this coming Monday with the comedy duo returning on January 23. (New episodes of "Wife Swap" and "The Bachelor" will air as normal at 8:00/7:00c and 10:00/9:00c respectively.)
The Alphabet has yet to comment on the move, although it's likely designed to avoid any further ratings damage against NBC's broadcast of the Golden Globe Awards on January 16.
"Emily's" opened to a disastrous fourth-place finish on Monday, with 6.23 million viewers tuning in and a 2.8 rating among adults 18-49 (according to preliminary fast national Nielsen data). "Jake" fared even worse, averaging 5.58 million viewers and a 2.5 rating among adults 18-49.
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