The Cape was a success...under NBC's standards.
I'm saying this because The Cape had 9 broadcasted episodes and one online last year whereas rookies NBC's shows The Playboy Club and Free Agents lasted respectively 3 and 4 episodes (will they have a DVD release?).
These shows pulled right from the start abysmal ratings which is why everyone knew from the start they would be cancelled; the ratings were similar to the ones from the final episodes of The Cape (Side note : ratings should not be compared from year to year, i'm just saying this for fun).
Lol, nice track record NBC! Keep it up!
Through maybe Tom Wheeler can only thank even his 9(10) episodes to Summer not himself or anyone else.