A&E loses 49% of its audience after canceling ‘Live PD’
By Josh Carter | July 24, 2020 at 6:26 PM CDT - Updated July 25 at 2:31 PM
JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - The network A&E has lost half of its audience after canceling their hit show “Live PD.”
According to the Wall Street Journal, the prime-time viewership of the channel is down 49% from the same period last year.
“Live PD” averaged around 2 million viewers for its weekend episodes and was the most-watched show on A&E at the time it was dropped.
It’s two spinoff shows, “Live PD: Police Patrol” and “Live PD Presents: PD Cam,” were also canceled.
The shows were canceled in the wake of the death of George Floyd and their following protests.
“This is a critical time in our nation’s history and we have made the decision to cease production on Live PD,” A&E said at the time.
Host Dan Abrams said that he was both “shocked” and “beyond disappointed” at the cancelations.
Copyright 2020 WLBT. All rights reserved.