Cancellation Buzz: Save Ugly Betty! - Featured

As a big fan of Ugly Betty, I felt as if I were told my beloved adorable show was canceled when it was announced it was moving to Fridays for its 4th season.



It had been so nicely paired with Grey's Anatomy on ABC's Thursday night line-up, and while I don't think it needed the pairing to survive, it did need that prime TV night, and certainly doesn't need that Friday night death-slot.


While some networks like Fox do generally air new episodes of dramas on Fridays, ABC usually sticks to reality shows like Supernanny, which is hardly a place Ugly Betty deserves, even 4 seasons in. I think Ugly Betty is still fantastic, especially now that I've seen that there's no jumping the shark going on with Betty "getting pretty."


Cancellation Buzz Status:


To put this all into perspective, Ugly Betty's 3rd season finale last May had 6.14 million viewers (more), to which it dropped throughout the season from its Season 3 premiere at 9.7 million viewers (more). So, with a drop of about 3 million viewers over the season, you can imagine why the show was pushed to Friday nights, and why we're concerned that push was indeed meant to be where Ugly Betty went to die.


So how's it doing in its Friday slot?*

Episode 1&2 - 5.01 mil

Episode 3 - 4.55 mil

Episode 4 - 4.5 mil


Considering the drop from 9 million, to 6, to the Friday night death-slot hitting 4.5... it's time to Save! Ugly! Betty!


*Season 4 Ratings Info:

TV Ratings Oct 16, 2009

TV Ratings Oct 23, 2009

TV Ratings Oct 30, 2009


Here's what you can do to help:


*Watch it while it's airing on TV and/or within 2 days on your DVR or online.

*Tell your friends to watch!


*Spread the word by adding this icon to your blog with a link to the SideReel Ugly Betty page:


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SideReel Page:

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*Sign the petition:

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Mail 'I Heart Betty' buttons and letters to ABC:


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Ugly Betty / ABC

500 S. Buena Vista St.

Burbank, CA 91521-4551


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*Join our Facebook Group and invite others to spread the love and keep up to date on Ugly Betty's status:

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Keep and eye on Ugly Betty's status on this post as well as the status of this and other shows on our Cancellation Buzz page.


We'd love to hear about anything you do to help the campaign, so feel free to post any letters, emails, or describe any other efforts you've made here in the comments to inspire other fans to help too!

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Nov 5, 2009 8:12PM EST

IF THEY CANCEL UGLY BETTY I'M GOING TO BE SOOOO ANGRY!!! SAVE UGLY BETTY

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Nov 6, 2009 3:21AM EST

I can kind of see why it got moved after last season. For me the story lines either weren't interesting or were the tired themes they have used over and over. But this season so far has been great, in my opinion. Hopefully NBC sees this and moves it back to Thursday, or at least doesn't cancel it.

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Nov 6, 2009 2:59PM EST

save ugly betty;/

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Nov 6, 2009 3:16PM EST

everyone who saw the original version of ugly betty we think this series sucks!

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Nov 18, 2009 4:47PM EST

I hate that my favorite shows are being pushed out and canceled. I like watching Ugly Betty online but don't have the time to watch it on TV. I really hope they change their minds.

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Nov 19, 2009 2:52AM EST

This show is boring and pointless! It has to have the absolute dullest lead character ever. I CAN'T STAND BETTY!!

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Feb 5, 2010 6:06AM EST

saveeeee plzzzzzzzzz i love the showbut they don't show it where i live so i watch it online

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