ABC's "Lucky 7" isn't so lucky, getting pulled from the schedule on Friday with just two episodes under its belt, making it the first series in the new fall season to lose its slot.
"Lucky 7," about seven gas station employees whose lives are transformed when they win the lottery together,,will be replaced on Tuesday nights at 10 p.m. by "Scandal" repeats. "Scandal" returned Thursday night to 10.5 million viewers, a series high.
"Lucky 7" premiered to just 4.4 million viewers and lost 26% of this audience in its second week.
Several other broadcast newcomers could find themselves in choppy water as well. NBC's "Welcome to the Family" bowed to just 3.3 million viewers on Thursday night. CBS's "We Are Men," which also debuted Thursday, but got fewer viewers than the now-canceled "Partners" in the same time slot last year. ABC's "Trophy Wife" dropped 35% to 4.3 million viewers in its second week. And Fox's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and "Dads" are both performing worse than "Raising Hope" and "Ben & Kate" did in the time slots a year earlier.