'Jeff Probst' Canceled After One Season
CBS Television Distribution’s daytime talk show Jeff Probst has been canceled, the syndicator announced Wednesday. The show debuted in the fall with high expectations in high-profile time slots in several markets, including on NBC Owned Television stations like WNBC New York and KNBC Los Angeles, where it leads into NBCUniversal’s Steve Harvey and Warner Bros.’ Ellen.
“We believe Jeff is an incredible talent, and that he and his dedicated producing team delivered quality episodes throughout the season,” said a CTD spokesperson in a statement. “Unfortunately, the audience isn’t there to support a second year. We are grateful to the entire staff, our affiliate partners and advertisers for their ongoing support of The Jeff Probst Show. Production and broadcast of original episodes will continue through the current season.”
The week of Jan. 28, Jeff Probst had a 0.7 household rating, tied with Twentieth Television’s canceled Ricki Lake. It ranked just ahead of Debmar-Mercury’s canceled Jeremy Kyle and NBCU’s returning Trisha.
Among women 25-54, it generated only a 0.4 rating, tying with Trisha and beating only Jeremy Kyle.
“I'm super bummed but extremely proud,” said Probst in a statement. “The truth is all shows come to an end. Ours just ended a decade sooner than we had hoped.”