Fox Cancels ‘Ben and Kate’ As Ratings Fall

Fox is revising its two-hour Tuesday night comedy block, halting production on the freshman effort Ben and Kate just days after pulling the show from its winter schedule. After bowing Sept. 25 to 4.21 million viewers and a 2.1 rating in the 18-49 demo, Ben and Kate began taking on water. By week four, the show was drawing just 2.70 million viewers and a 1.2 in the demo.

Fox Pulls ‘Ben And Kate’ From Schedule

Fox on Wednesday pulled the freshman sibling comedy Ben and Kate, which had been the weakest player, ratings-wise, in its two-hour Tuesday comedy block. B&K was averaging about 3.1 million viewers (factoring in DVR viewing).

Fox Orders More ‘Ben and Kate,’ ‘Mindy’


Fox To Give Sneak Peeks At New Sitcoms

At the TCA this morning, the network says it will give viewers an early look at Ben and Kate and The Mindy Project between Aug. 27 and Sept. 9 on Facebook, Yahoo!, Hulu, AOL, MSN,, Xfinity and other outlets.