Actor and comedian Alec Baldwin doesn’t have much to laugh about, since his Sunday night show, “The Alec Baldwin Show” got bumped to a Saturday night slot.
The actor has been in the headlines due to an altercation that turned into assault over a parking spot dispute.
The Hollywood Reporter announced that, “ABC’s patience with “The Alec Baldwin Show” has ended.
“The network has pulled its remaining episodes of the pretaped talk show from its home on Sundays at 10 p.m., effective Nov. 18. Unaired new episodes of the series, hosted by Baldwin, will resume airing on in its new time slot on Saturdays, starting Dec. 8 at 10 p.m. Production on all the remaining episodes has already been completed.
“In the interim, ABC will air repeats of Shark Tank in The Alec Baldwin Show’s Sunday at 10 p.m. slot starting Nov. 18. On Sunday, Dec. 2 at 10 p.m., ABC will air The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Holiday Special, with The Sound of Music set for 7 p.m. Eastern on Sunday, Dec. 16.”
Baldwin recently told the Reporter that, “we’re making a good show here,” in a cover story.
While Baldwin’s confidence in his namesake show might have been high, the viewership was not.
Despite high profile guests, such as Robert De Niro and Kim Kardashian West, Baldwin’s show has been beaten out by much of the rest of television.
“Nielsen ratings show that Baldwin managed just a 0.3 rating and attracted just 1.51 million viewers, less than every other prime-time program on the four broadcast networks Sunday night,” Daily Mail reported.
While the vocal presidential critic did manage to attract as many viewers as CW’s Charmed with “The Alec Baldwin Show,” he was beaten out by SuperGirl who scored a 0.4 in its time slot.