Number’s Up for 24: Legacy

 

TVNZ 2 is shunting one of its most anticipated dramas for 2017, 24: Legacy, from peak-hour to late-night.

Following a second week of unsustainable ratings, it and stablemate Lethal Weapon, which has just been renewed for a second season in the US, have been jettisoned from Tuesday nights.

No word on when Lethal Weapon will return but 24: Legacy will air 10.35 Sundays from this weekend.

Replacing the Tuesday night thrillers in the meantime will be movies, starting with Rush Hour 2 next week and Rush Hour 3 on March 7.

In the US, 24: Legacy also is struggling, with the most recent broadcast sinking to only 1.0% of 18-49 year-olds.

Variety notes many low-rating series see lifts of 50% or more once viewing within three and seven days is added to their overnight numbers.

“However, those gains seldom translate to the ratings guarantees networks guarantee advertisers.”

Check back later to see an update with Tuesday’s ratings for 24: Legacy and Lethal Weapon.

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10 Responses to “Number’s Up for 24: Legacy”

  1. It’s because we want Jack and Chloe back 🙂

  2. I’m stunned TVNZ thought it would work in primetime in the first place. There was little brand equity in the original title at the end and certainly not enough to launch a spinoff with I would have thought.

  3. If this is to happen with 24 then what will be taking over?

  4. Action movies in the short term, beyond that is probably being debated now within TVNZ 2.

  5. I think that I now agree with Trevor on this one.

  6. Haha — no surprise at all, this show is every shade of awful. Don’t think even Jack can save this franchise.

  7. Surprised by this quick move but one has to give kudos to TVNZ for taking a punt on this show despite its predecessor not working on Three. This failure will no doubt make TVNZ weary of picking up Fox content that may not work in this market.

  8. I think it would make more sense to relaunch 24: Legacy on TVNZ Duke than the late-night broadcast on TVNZ 2.

  9. Couldn’t disagree more, Leo. It looks terrific in HD and has been clearly branded a TVNZ 2 property. Credit to TVNZ 2 for at least keeping it on air and 10.30 Sunday, after the week’s flagship movie, is still a half-decent slot for fans.

  10. Fair point Philip, but I think it would fit with TVNZ Dukes male-skewed audience. Mind you, they could run it late night on TVNZ 2 and in primetime on TVNZ Duke. Won’t be holding my breath if or when Duke does go HD.

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