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Why One of the New Fall Broadcast Shows Is ‘Already in Trouble’

Sep 27, 2016  •  Post A Comment

At least one of the fall dramas premiering last week on the broadcast networks is “already in trouble,” according to an analysis by TVbytheNumbers.

The website says that while ABC’s premiere week had its bright spots, the new series “Notorious” was not one of them. Created by Josh Berman and Allie Hagan, “Notorious” stars Piper Perabo and Daniel Sunjato.

“The non-Shondaland entry in the network’s Thursday lineup this fall had a very rough start, losing more than half its lead-in audience and possibly inflicting some collateral damage on ‘How to Get Away With Murder,'” the story reports. TVbytheNumbers notes that the show delivered a 1.1 average rating in the key 18-49 demo. It reportedly averaged 5.39 million total viewers.

The story adds: “In short, it’s a bad start. And one that ABC is unlikely to tolerate for very long. It’s only a week in, but we may have a candidate for Dead Show Walking status.”

The report also notes: “Most of ABC’s new shows started pretty well, which gives the network some hope in the face of declines for its returning shows.”


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