After seeing Tuesday night’s dismal ratings, Fox has decided that America hates its teenage daughters even more than their mothers, and has pulled the sitcom effective immediately.
‘I Hate My Teenage Daughter” had been slated to head to Summer Burnoff Theatre anyway, but not until after its April 3 telecast. Instead, Fox has decided that it could do better with repeats of “Raising Hope” in the Tuesday-at-8:30 p.m. time slot for the next two weeks.
Yet “Teenage Daughter” — attracted 2.9 million viewers — was not Fox’s worst-performing show Tuesday night. At 9:30 p.m., “Breaking In” attracted 2.8 million. “Breaking” did only slightly better than “Daughters” among 18- to 49-year-old viewers, but still scored less than half the crowd copped by the Fox comedy “New Girl” on that night.
Fox’s “Teenage Daughter” decision was bad news for ABC’s time-slot competitor, “Cougar Town,” which generated its biggest audience (4.4 million) since its season debut five weeks earlier. ABC boasted Wednesday that “Cougar Town” had “ towered” over Fox’s competing comedy Tuesday night, with 52 percent more viewers — 33 percent among the 18- to 49-year-olds who are the currency of the TV industry.