Herskovitz calls quarterlife-on-NBC experiment a failure
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Herskovitz told an audience at Harvard Business School that after watching quarterlife on the big screen, he realized that the show about twentysomething angst should have never aired on NBC. In fact, within three minutes, he knew that the tight shots and intimate stories he and his partner Ed Zwick used were inappropriate for a broadcast network show; it might have worked better on cable, he thought, but not on NBC.
The ratings bear out his observations; the hour only attracted 3.1 million viewers on Tuesday night, which THR claims is NBC's worst performance at 10 PM since at least 1991. Wow. The article states that the show will likely be yanked from the network before the second episode airs, but may show up again on one of NBC's cable networks.