To the surprise of absolutely no one, "The Playboy Club" became the first casualty of the 2011-12 TV season.
The show's fate was obvious as soon as it debuted. The premiere drew only 5 million viewers; that number had dipped to 3.2 million by Monday's third and final airing.
Various advocacy groups are trying to claim credit for killing the show, but it wasn't the protests that did "The Playboy Club" in. It was the numbers. Or, rather, the lack of ratings numbers.