One Million Moms is trying to take credit for something that isn’t true- yet again. NBC has cancelled the show “Save Me”. Now, 1MM is crowing, of course. They have been trying to get sponsors to drop “Save Me” ever since it started. They sent out in their little fundraising missive:
Thank you for not taking the summer off! This summer has been a busy one, but our efforts have paid off. 1MM has been productive and has closely monitored several television programs this season that need to be taken off the air. Many sponsors have pulled their support – too many to list here – and as a result one program has been canceled already! NBC’s “Save Me” can’t be saved without any sponsors so it has been pulled off the air and will not be returning for a second season.
Here’s the problem. First of all, there were only ever seven airable episodes for the series. In fact, they only aired the pilot episode and episodes eight through thirteen. Apparently, seven of the thirteen episodes were created by showrunner Alexa Junge, but she was replaced with Darlene Hunt at episode 8. That usually indicates a troubled series to begin with. While some shows like Doctor Who might change out showrunners every so often, they usually don’t do that in the first half season.
The show averaged a rating of 0.6 rating with the 19-49 demographic. They averaged about 2.78 million viewers. Um, yes. While that might be wonderful for basic cable, it is rather disappointing for a major network. Well, at the rate things are going, NBC won’t be a major network much longer.
However, the fact that “Saving Me” was doing abysmally in the ratings doesn’t seem to matter to One Million Moms. After all, they desperately want to make themselves seem relevant.