October 1, 2008
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles has reportedly been blamed by Fox for adversely affecting Prison Break’s dwindling US ratings.
“Audiences just aren’t responding to the show,” a Fox source told website SyFy Portal about Sarah Connor, which is screened at 8pm on Monday nights as a lead-in to the jailbreak drama. “Our biggest surprise is the 18-to-49s [demographic] – those numbers are in the toilet.”
The insider added that Fox is likely to axe the Terminator spinoff during its current second season and attempt to salvage Prison Break in another timeslot.
“All I can say is that production will likely stop, and I would think that Fox might try to air some of the episodes already in the can,” the source stated. “But I don’t know. They don’t want to lose Prison Break, so there could be some schedule shuffling in the future.”