After only two aired episodes, and weak ratings for each telecast, CBS has officially canceled the oddball singing/dancing drama Viva Laughlin.
The series debuted in a special window this past Thursday out of a new episode of CSI. It drew only 8.39 million viewers (a 5.5/9 household rating/share and a 2.3/6 adults 18-49 rating/share) with significant audience loss at the half-hour.
Ratings remained low last night (based on fast nationals), when the second episode dipped further downward, drawing only 6.77 million viewers (a loss of 1.32 million/19%), a 4.5/7 household rating/share (-18%) and only a 1.2/2 adults 18-49 rating/share (-48%).
CBS will replace the series with returning reality The Amazing Race beginning on November 4th. A repeat of CSI will occupy the slot next week.