“Designated,” “Exorcist,” “Lucifer” Cancelled

ABC has cancelled both its Kiefer Sutherland-led political drama “Designated Survivor” and its profiler series “Quantico”. “Designated Survivor,” which enjoys a lucrative Netflix deal, was expected to return.

Both shows were hits at launch, but have considerably bled viewership in their subsequent seasons. The pair will continue to air through their planned season finales.

Also today FOX has cancelled two supernatural series, the dark remake of “The Exorcist” and the lighter DC Comics adaptation “Lucifer,” after two and three seasons respectively.

“The Exorcist” was FOX’s lowest-rated program this year, averaging 1.32 million total viewers and a 0.41 rating. “Lucifer” was averaging only 4.1 million viewers and a 1.1 rating, including DVR playback.

Finally, NBC has officially axed “Taken” after a two-season run. “Taken” thus far this season has averaged a 0.4 demo rating along with 2.8 million total weekly viewers.

Source: The Live Feed