“Judge Joe Brown” has been adjourned by CBS Television Distribution, the company says in a statement.
The popular daytime court show, second highest-rated behind “Judge Judy,” was in negotiations to continue on the air, but CTD wanted Brown to cut his salary to reflect the decline in ratings in recent years. Negotiations faltered and now the show has been canceled.
“We would like to thank Joe for 15 great years, as well as executive producer John Terenzio and the entire staff for all their hard work and dedication to the show,” says CTD, in a statement.
“Judge Joe Brown” was averaging 3.4 million daily viewers in 2013, which is down from an average of 4.1 million a year ago. The show was also down in the women 25-54 demographic, pulling just a 1.1 household rating.
The court show is expected to run in originals and reruns on the Fox-owned TV stations that currently carry the show until September.
The Hollywood Reporter is saying that the show might not be done for good, though. Brown has reportedly met with Byron Allen of Entertainment Studios about continuing his courtroom program.