“I wish the show was able to attract more viewers — but it did not,” Rosie O'Donnell says of “The Rosie Show”
Rosie O'Donnell's talk show is nearing the end.
"The Rosie Show" has been canceled by OWN, with the final show to tape on March 20 and air on March 30 at 7 p.m., the network said late Friday.
The show, a production of Winfrey's Harpo Studios, O'Donnell's KidRo Productions, Inc., and SantaBu Productions, premiered Oct. 10, 2011.
Calling O'Donnell "an incredible partner," Winfrey said, "As I have learned in the last 15 months, a new network launch is always a challenge and ratings grow over time as you continue to gather an audience. I’m grateful to Rosie and the dedicated Rosie Show team for giving it their all.”
O'Donnell — who taped the show in Chicago — added, " It was a great year for me — I wish the show was able to attract more viewers — but it did not. So I am headed back to my home in New York – with gratitude. On we go!”
"The Rosie Show," struggled from the beginning, earning a mere 497,000 total viewers for its premiere, with a .44 rating in the target women 25 to 54 demographic.
Jonathan Wald, executive producer of CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" — which O'Donnell guest-hosted Thursday night — tweeted his sympathy for O'Donnell, writing, "Sorry to hear the news @rosie. We loved having you fill in for @piersmorgan last night."