'The Job' fired by CBS after two episodes; 'Undercover Boss' to return Feb. 22
Lisa Ling hosted "The Job" which was executive produced by Mark Burnett ("Survivor") and offered competitors the opportunity to land a "dream job at their dream company." Apparently viewers prefer the gimmick of "Undercover Boss" -- people at the top level of companies find out what it's like to perform lower level duties.
"The Job" premiered to a meager 4.1 million viewers and 0.9 rating in adults 18-49 and the second episode fell to 3.4 million viewers and a 0.7 demo rating. However, the show isn't officially "canceled" just yet, and the network has six more episodes they could choose to air at a later date.
FOX's scripted drama "Touch" has also been struggling on Friday nights -- hitting the same low 0.7 in 18-49 as "The Job" last Friday -- but so far remains on the schedule.