US ABC Cancels Bond Picture Show
By daniel on 2002-03-26
ABC has cancelled the Saturday Night 'Bond Picture Show' four weeks before it was due to finish. The network claimed poor ratings as the reason for the move accorting to 'Variety'. Each show averaged 6 million viewers, while From Russia With Love topped all the films with 7.1 million.
ABC did get off to a bad start with the films. Not only were they poorly edited and manipulated (for instance the addition of a bra to Plenty O'Toole in Diamonds Are Forever) but they also refused to show On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
Later this year the rights to the Bond films will move from ABC to the Viacomm Network.