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ABC Pulls the Plug on Low-Rated Series Deadline

ABC has seen enough of the unusually low numbers delivered by a new drama series. Deadline.com reports that the network has pulled the eight-hour miniseries “The Assets” after two low-rated episodes.

As previously reported, the new drama series earned a “dubious distinction” on Thursday night when it scored a 0.6 average rating in the 18-49 demographic for its second installment, making it the lowest-rated original episode of any big four drama this season.

“In its defense, ‘The Assets’ does not hail from ABC’s entertainment division but from ABC News as it is based on real events," the Deadline report notes, adding: "The Cold War spy drama doesn’t have stars in it and didn’t get any marketing. There is no plan yet for the six unaired episodes.”

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