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BBC axes Me And Mrs Jones

Sitcom struggled to find audience

BBC One has axed its prime-time sitcom Me And Mrs Jones after it struggled to find an audience.

Writers Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling announced the news on Twitter.

Messina tweeted: ‘Sadly there wont be a 2nd series of Me And Mrs Jones. We loved making it & are sad not to be making any more.

‘The actors wanted us to thank you for investing so much in [lead characters] Gemma and Billy. Your support has been amazing, making the show trend and being so loyal, thank you.’

She later added: ‘Alas ratings were not high enough in the time slot but it was a v v hard slot against lots of live shows. BBC 1 is a tough nut to crack.

The six-part series started its run with 3.1million viewers at 9.30pm on Friday, ending with just 2 million on November 23, despite the cast featuring Neil Morrissey and Sarah Alexander, who starred as a single mum negotiating a possible relationship with a much younger man.

On average, shows in that slot, directly after Have I Got News For Yo, would expect around 4.8million viewers.

Rusling added on Twitter: ‘We loved making it and are sad not to be making any more.’

Posted: 10 Dec 2012

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