Nick Notes: “Supah Ninjas” Canceled; “Sam & Cat” Premieres June 8; BTR Returns Low
While it shouldn’t come as a surprise, Nickelodeon has canceled Supah Ninjas with no plans for a third season. The series premiered in 2011 with mediocre ratings. The first season ended in January 2012 and was surprisingly picked up for another season at the upfront in March. Fast forward a full year from the last new episode to when season two premiered this February. Only 13 episodes were ordered for this season. The highest rated episode this year was the season premiere on February 9 with 1.737 million total viewers. All 13 episodes aired with the finale airing April 27. None of the episodes have repeated on Nickelodeon or any of their digital networks. Series star Ryan Potter officially confirmed via Twitter today that the show is done.
Nickelodeon’s next live-action series from Dan Schneider, Sam & Cat, starring iCarly’s Jennette McCurdy in her same role as Sam and VICTORiOUS’ Ariana Grande in her role as Cat, will premiere on Saturday, June 8.
The fourth season premiere of Big Time Rush on May 2 scored 1.906 million total viewers – the second lowest rated episode of the series. This past week’s new episode (on May 9) scored lower with 1.881 million viewers – now becoming the second lowest rated episode. The series lowest rated premiere occurred last summer with only 1.655 million tuning-in for the July 16, 2012 episode.
Wendell & Vinnie has also scored near-series low ratings on its new Thursday night as well. The May 2nd episode scored 1.563 million viewers and the May 9 episode had 1.458 million. The lowest episode premiere thus far occurred on March 30 with 1.395 million viewers. Series star Jerry Trainor is begging people to watch so it’ll return for a second season.