Dollhouse finale ratings are the worst yet

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Bad news for anyone hoping for a last-minute ratings bump to boost the renewal chances for Fox's Dollhouse: Last Friday's season finale had the show's lowest rating ever, The Hollywood Reporter's Live Feed blog reported.

Joss Whedon's series was seen by 2.8 million viewers and earned a 1.0 preliminary adults 18-49 rating. That rating could improve in the nationals as the show had a minute of Prison Break overrun, which pulled a slightly lower number—3 million viewers, 0.9 rating. But that would mean, at best, matching last week's season low of a 1.1.

The chances of Dollhouse getting a second season are extremely slim at this point. A couple months ago, the sense was that Fox was hoping to bring back either Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles or Dollhouse. Then Terminator reportedly fell out of the running, but Dollhouse's numbers have been sliding with each episode.

Fox unveils its fall schedule on May 18.