Two of NBC's newest dramas are already having problems. Allegiance and The Slap have both already hit the dreaded 0.7 demo rating that usually means death to any series on the 4 major networks. They rose to 0.8 each last night which is still not helping NBC's planned new Thursday line-up. One of their top rated drama The Blacklist was moved to 9 PM five weeks ago to anchor and attempt at taking back Thursday… what was once the networks Must See TV night. But with poor ratings at both 8 PM and 10 PM, the James Spader led series is starting to suffer as well.
NBC announced today that they will be pulling Allegiance off the air and moving The Slap to 10 PM. Though not officially cancelled, there are no plans to air the remaining eight episodes of the freshman spy series. It makes more sense to keep The Slap as there are only four more episodes in the 8-part event and the show has received critical praise.
Moving into the 8 PM slot will be a series of Blacklist themed episodes of Dateline starting next week. Hosted by Richard Engel, the Dateline specials "will focus on conspiracy-themed investigations and crimes that involve larger-than-life perpetrators and circumstances."