After four years on the air and 51 episodes, 60 Minutes Sports is no more. The sports news program that airs on Showtime aired its final episode last night.

The news of the show’s cancellation was first reported back in January. The initial report from AdWeek had the last show airing in April but according to these tweets from reporter Armen Keteyian, last night’s edition was it for the series.

AdWeek reported back in January that while there would be some jobs that would be lost in the cancellation, others would be reassigned throughout the CBS News operation.

Last night’s feature story was on boxer Daniel Jacobs overcoming cancer.

60 Minutes Sports is going into the night quietly as there’s no mention on the show’s website or Twitter page about this week’s edition being the last episode.

60 Minutes Sports seemed like a great idea to add another competitor to the sports reporting field. Combine the history and prestige of 60 Minutes, the reporting of CBS News, and a platform like Showtime and it appeared to be a recipe for success. Competition is always a good thing and with HBO’s Real Sports being one of the dominant force in the sports-magazine realm, it only made sense for Showtime to have a similar program. It’s a shame it couldn’t have had a more sustained run as more quality sports reporting is always a good thing.

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  • YouAreWrongAndDumb

    I’m sure their dozens of viewers will miss it.