Fox has just notified its affiliates that it has pulled the Ryan Seacrest-hosted Knock Knock Live from its schedule after two low-rated episodes. A one-hour encore of The Last Man On Earth is set to air in its Tuesday 9 PM time slot next week, and encores of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Last Man On Earth will fill the spot going forward.
The Ryan Seacrest-hosted Knock Knock was an attempt at a live show where the host and crew traveled the country rapping on people’s front doors and giving them a chance to win prizes and meet celebrities. But the unscripted series failed to get off the ground in its July 21 premiere, opening with a 0.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 1.7 million total viewer in fast nationals. That tied summer 2014’s improv comedy show Riot (0.5, 1.3 million) as the lowest-rated Fox series premiere ever and one of the lowest on the Big 4.
This week’s second episode sealed its fate, dropping 17% in the demo and 11% in total viewers to 1.56 million.