The ratings are bad, but not horribly bad for the bad time slot it is in. I wish ABC gave them 7 more episodes (total of 20) and just start calling it an "epic miniseries event". It seemed very close to a full season pick up, but for some reason a small downtick in the ratings of Thursday's horrible episode made them back off. If 9 episodes was too much why not just a few more?
Networks need to start making, producing their own shows. That way when something gets canceled they might give iffy shows a few more episodes to close up shop and make their money back on DVD sets.