The series was a significant hit for the peacock network when it debuted in the fall of 2012, drawing 11.65 million viewers for the high-concept show produced by J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions. But the show fell to just above 6 million by the end of its first season, due in part to the loss of its lead-in from The Voice.
NBC moved the show to Wednesdays this season, where it fared little better: the season premiere drew 6.8 million, after which the show fell to an average around the 5 million mark. The most recent episode, “Tomorrowland,” set a series low at 3.78 million.
The heavily serialized show also suffered from very long mid-season breaks, as many fall viewers failed to return in the spring.
Two episodes of the show remain, with the finale set for May 21.
Cult-favorite comedy Community was also cancelled today, ending a five-season run.
Stay tuned next week for more on NBC’s official fall schedule.