I never saw it but I think ABC did end up airing all of that one episode of “Turn On” before yanking it for good. However, I believe a few of ABC’s affiliates did bail out halfway through the episode.
Back in 1979, all three of the networks came up with** Animal House**-influenced (or, in the case of ABC’s, directly spun-off by the movie) sitcoms about rowdy frathouses. All flopped but none so notably than CBS’s “Co-Ed Fever.” To guarantee strong ratings, CBS scheduled the premiere episode immediately following the first network showing of Rocky. Unfortunately, there was such a precipitous drop in the network’s ratings during the time “Co-Ed Fever” aired that CBS immediately canceled the show. So, that one airing turned out to be “Co-Ed Fever’s” debut and series finale`.