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Kills H8R!!

I am – Hercules!!

The CW’s H8R is the third fall show to fall, following NBC’s “The Playboy Club” and “Free Agents.” The netlet will fill its slot in coming weeks with repeats of “Ringer,” which is also getting miserable ratings. How it ranks among the other Wednesday show:

Wednesdays, Sept. 14-Oct. 5, 2011
(adults 18-49; last week in parentheses; repeats in gray)
5.7 (5.7) (6.1) (1.8) Modern Family
4.1 (4.1) (4.4) (---) The X Factor
3.8 (3.6) (4.1) (---) Criminal Minds
3.1 (3.3) (---) (---) Suburgatory
3.1 (3.2) (3.2) (3.4) Survivor
2.9 (3.1) (3.2) (---) CSI
2.8 (3.1) (---) (---) Happy Endings
2.8 (2.7) (3.1) (1.3) The Middle
2.4 (2.7) (3.3) (---) Revenge
2.3 (2.1) (2.3) (3.7) Up All Night
2.2 (---) (---) (---) Raising Hope
2.1 (2.1) (2.4) (---) Law & Order SVU
1.6 (---) (---) (---) American Horror Story
1.5 (---) (---) (---) South Park
1.3 (---) (---) (---) TBS Baseball
1.2 (1.2) (1.2) (---) Harry’s Law
1.0 (1.0) (1.3) (2.1) Free Agents
1.0 (---) (0.7) (1.9) Storage Wars
0.9 (0.8) (0.6) (0.7) Ghost Hunters
0.8 (0.8) (---) (---) Mythbusters
0.8 (0.8) (0.7) (0.9) Next Top Model
0.7 (0.7) (---) (0.8) Dance Moms
0.5 (0.6) (0.5) (---) Blue Mountain State
0.7 (0.6) (0.6) (0.7) Daily Show
0.7 (---) (---) (---) Pretend Time
0.7 (1.2) (---) (---) Real World
0.7 (1.0) (0.9) (---) Ultimate Fighter
0.6 (0.4) (0.5) (0.6) Colbert Report
0.6 (0.6) (0.6) (0.7) Operation Repo
0.6 (0.6) (0.6) (0.6) Paranormal Witness
0.5 (0.5) (0.6) (0.4) Top Chef Just Desserts
0.4 (0.5) (---) (---) Ancient Aliens
0.5 (---) (---) (---) Tell A Lie
0.5 (---) (---) (---) Return/Halloweentown
0.5 (0.4) (---) (---) Decoded
0.4 (---) (---) (---) Bear Swamp Recovery
0.4 (---) (---) (---) Halloween Wars
0.4 (0.6) (0.4) (0.6) H8R

CW Shows 18-49
1.3 (1.2) (1.5) (---) Vampire Diaries
1.0 (0.9) (1.3) (---) Secret Circle
0.8 (0.8) (---) (---) Hart of Dixie
0.8 (0.8) (0.7) (0.9) Next Top Model
0.7 (0.7) (---) (---) Gossip Girl
0.7 (0.8) (0.7) (0.9) 90210
0.7 (0.8) (---) (0.3) Supernatural
0.6 (0.6) (---) (0.3) Nikita
0.6 (0.9) (0.9) (1.2) Ringer
0.4 (0.6) (0.4) (0.6) H8R

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  • Oct. 6, 2011, 8:18 p.m. CST

    Too bad. I was looking forward to Jay Leno/Herc episode

    by OutsideChance

    When was that one supposed to air?

  • Oct. 6, 2011, 8:24 p.m. CST


    by BeMoreFunny

    has got to be the most artistically bankrupt, transparently cloying "network" in history. Just awful in every way.

  • Oct. 6, 2011, 8:55 p.m. CST

    The real reason it was cancelled

    by BigDogg

    They knew they couldn't follow the must-see AWESOME that was The Miz's appearance last night. I guess he gave the show a "Skull-Crushing Finale"

  • Oct. 6, 2011, 9:30 p.m. CST

    I miss Smallville

    by Sinestro

    CW should find a replacement.

  • Oct. 6, 2011, 9:44 p.m. CST


    by adml_shake

    They tried with Aquaman but canned it before it went on the air. Which sucked because it was actually pretty good. You can still find the pilot around the web.

  • Oct. 6, 2011, 9:55 p.m. CST


    by room23storeblogspotcom

    They were also going to fo The Greysons with Robins backstory, but that got canned or something. I thought sure that No Ordinary Family was going to fill Smallville's silly at most times but had its exceptionally awesome moments shoes. but that also got canceled. I was at the Marvel panel at the last Comic-Con and they are actually working on 2 or three different comicbook character shows for ABC Family in the future. AKA Jessica Jones & Mocking Bird on ABC Family and a new Hulk along with a Cloak & Dagger TV series. So it should be interesting to see how those turn out. ABC Family seems to keep their stuff around for awile so hopefully some of those will survive and if the Hulk is good enough I could see ABC keeping that around with Avengers coming out and all.

  • Oct. 6, 2011, 10:05 p.m. CST

    don't these figures ALL seem rather low ?

    by dj_bollocks

    How do they compare year on year ? How many shows are getting higher than a 2 ? Not many it seems...

  • Oct. 6, 2011, 11:06 p.m. CST


    by natecore

  • Oct. 6, 2011, 11:34 p.m. CST

    CW needs a reboot in management

    by ls420

    maybe time for some new fresh management to overhaul the station a bit. I know a few people that are hoping to be moved up next season. pitched some pretty cool stuff

  • Oct. 6, 2011, 11:47 p.m. CST

    Herc! Breaking Bad!

    by the_ted

    I know this is completely off -topic, but have you seen the BB finale yet? If so, does it answer the poisoning conundrum? Just as yes or no would suffice...please!

  • Oct. 6, 2011, 11:48 p.m. CST

    The CW needs Football or Baseball

    by Phategod2

    No one gave a shit about Fox till they got the NFL deal. When that happens people will start paying attention.

  • they say they get these people from the interent where they talk shit about these people and then they show these supposed internet clips filmed with h8r camera and production quality on a random colored background, its all gay bullshit, like their model show and every other reality show they produce each season that gets cancelled

  • Oct. 7, 2011, 2:26 a.m. CST

    where is the steve jobs of the tv industry?

    by john

    this industry is imploding and needs someone to shake it up

  • Oct. 7, 2011, 2:28 a.m. CST

    the industry needs to hire some aicn talkbackers

    by john

    as much as i hate most of you, it seems that you all have pretty good taste except for your undying love for breaking bad...that i still dont get

  • Why are the CW executives so stubborn and self destructive. Smallville was their most successful series, but yet they have a memory blank over it.

  • Oct. 7, 2011, 5:08 a.m. CST

    Cable industry needs to be downsized...with an axe

    by FlandersBum

    We don't need 100 crappy channels with 1000 crappy shows all pulling in 0.6 ratings. We need to stop subsidizing the industry with bundled cable packages and go ala carte. Over half of the channels would disapear overnight since people wouldn't voluntarily pay for them, and with them half of the crappy shows would disapear. And that would be a good thing. Say goodbye to all the fake 'reality' shows and cable series almost nobody has even heard of.

  • Oct. 7, 2011, 5:12 a.m. CST

    Too bad. I really wanted to see....

    by Chaosinabox

    The Kevin Smith/any Ain't It Cool News talkbacker episode.

  • Oct. 7, 2011, 9:28 a.m. CST


    by Rob0729

    I depressed that a show where a bunch of sorta celebrities can meet a bunch of random people who hate them and get into a bunch of manufactured situations where hilarity can ensue. I guess my hopes of the Pauley Shore or Carrot Top episode of H8ters will only be a unfulfilled dream.

  • Oct. 7, 2011, 9:40 a.m. CST


    by Rob0729

    The CW is not a cable network. But I totally disagree with you. Cable is producing far better shows than the networks because they can be more daring. Without basic cable, there would be no Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Walking Dead, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, Burn Notice, etc. You add pay cable and you get Boardwalk Empire, Dexter, True Blood, etc. What we really need is the networks to get as good of programming as some of the basic cable channels are producing. I can count on one hand all the new shows this year that I plan to continue to watch three weeks into the season and I might have a finger or two left over.

  • Oct. 7, 2011, 9:49 a.m. CST

    This is why I don't pay for cable

    by kidicarus

    Why pay for 100+ channels of Shopping Networks, infotainment, and assorted shit and only watch about 20 channels on a consistent basis?

  • Oct. 7, 2011, 1:06 p.m. CST

    AsimovLives and J.J. Abrams would have been EPIC!!!


  • Oct. 7, 2011, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Hah! First George Lopez, now Mario lopez.

    by Stalkeye

    All that's left is any show co created by Bob Orci to get shit canned and we will now have three (count em) Mexican'ts in a row. Ariba!!

  • Oct. 7, 2011, 1:15 p.m. CST

    agreed, choppah

    by jim

    even more so than the Massawyrm/Friedberg-Seltzer episode.

  • Oct. 7, 2011, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Ringer had really good ratings its first two weeks

    by NinjaRap

    Then the third week dropped like a stone... not sure what that was.

  • Oct. 7, 2011, 7:04 p.m. CST


    by Red Ned Lynch

    ...people had seen enough?

  • Oct. 8, 2011, 10:11 a.m. CST

    The Hulk is NEVER airing on ABC

    by Dr. Hfuhruhurr

    ABC is a chick network. Even though Disney owns ABC and Marvel, I can see executives at the network dragging their feet putting it on. "Yeah, it really doesn't fit into our demographic". Unless they decide to focus the story on Betty Ross and work d

  • Oct. 8, 2011, 10:13 a.m. CST

    The Hulk is NEVER airing on ABC

    by Dr. Hfuhruhurr

    ABC is a chick network. Even though Disney owns ABC and Marvel, I can see executives at the network dragging their feet putting it on. "Yeah, it really doesn't fit into our demographic". Unless they decide to focus the story on Betty Ross and work some Beauty and the Beast angle, you won't be seeing Hulk smash anything anytime soon.

  • Oct. 8, 2011, 10:18 a.m. CST


    by Dr. Hfuhruhurr

    How is that even TWO in a row? I'm pretty sure some white people got canceled in between those two shows. Go do some learnin' before you criticize people who earn way more than you ever will.

  • Oct. 8, 2011, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Bear Swamp Recovery

    by Nuck81

    What the hell is that?