excellent point, wch.
It can't lose a million viewersa week now because they don't have a million to lose. They'll at least have 1 Nielsen box set to it on Thursday ...
I haven't seen or read anything about why the change from Monday to Thursday, but a time-slot change is often the first clue to an early demise.
I'm still going to take the longshot and guess that at some point this show picks up some steam. Once it does, it will become a staple in our homes until 2007, when a maniac named Dave -- after extensive plastic surgery -- appears on the show as a dorky Northeastern know-it-all who is exceptionally good at tennis and exhibiting his "manteets."
Dave also smuggles a semi-automatic gun into "camp" and kills three contestants, one crew member and wounds five others, including his love interest, before being taken alive in a hostage standoff. Ruth is taken with the hostages and she overpowers Dave and saves the day. Of course, the show gets pulled off the air two weeks before the event so all we get to do is read about it on this message board.
Like I said, I'm taking the longshot.