Exclusive: I have just learned that Syfy has cancelled their reality adventure series Legend Quest after just one season. This comes just hours after we revealed that Syfy UK has acquired the first run broadcast rights for the series in the UK. Representatives of Syfy confirmed the news by stating that “Legend Quest will not return for another season on Syfy.”
I’m told the decision was taken due to poor ratings that the series received during the course of its six episode run last summer. The show premiered to 1.2 million total viewers and a 0.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic. However, as the series progressed, the ratings continually dropped (in both total viewers and Adults 18-49) with the show’s first season averaging only a 0.3 rating in the advertiser rich 18-49 demo.
Legend Quest followed Ashley Cowie, an archaeological explorer and expert in ancient symbols, as he traveled the world in search of some of history’s greatest and most mysterious artifacts. From King Arthur’s famous sword Excalibur to the coveted Holy Grail, all of the elusive items are believed to hold hidden powers and mystical significance for ancient and modern cultures. With Indiana Jones-type adventure and Da Vinci Code-style puzzle solving Cowie and his team left no stone unturned as they hacked through dense jungles, squeezed through tiny caves and trekked through formidable deserts to find their next clue.
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