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Last Resort, 666 Park Avenue: ABC Orders Two More Scripts of Each

ABC has reportedly ordered two more episodes of Last Resort and 666 Park Avenue. Is this a positive sign for full season orders?

Last Resort debuted to a mediocre 2.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 9.31 million viewers. The second episode dropped 14% in both categories and the third installment dropped another 16% in the demo. This week’s episode bumped up a little, by 6%. The drama averages a 1.9 in the demo with 7.81 million viewers.

666 Park Avenue premiered to an also-disappointing 2.1 rating in the demo with 6.9 million viewers. The second episode dropped 19% in the demo and 28% in viewership. Week three saw declines of 12% and 3% respectively. It currently averages a 1.8 in the demo and 5.57 million.

As you can see, neither of these shows is a hit and their numbers may very well may keep falling. By ordering two additional scripts for each of them, ABC is buying themselves a bit of time before deciding on the futures of the shows.

Other than Private Practice (which is ending), they’re ABC’s lowest-rated dramas and seem destined to be cancelled. It looks like Nashville will soon be in the same boat.

Because all of ABC’s new shows are ratings disappointments, it looks like the network is biding their time, waiting to see if any of them show positive signs of growth.

What do you think? Do you watch either Last Resort or 666 Park Avenue? Do you think either or both will get full season orders? Will either get a second season?

 

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JayK February 4, 2013 at 3:24 pm

ABC seems to do this often with great shows, all due to they’re piss poor time slot management. How was 666 supposed to compete with Walking Dead, Boardwalk Empire, NFL Football, as well as other favorites I can think of at the moment. There was 4 shows this past fall I watched before 666 all in or around that time slot, and still loved that show.

Last Resort had the same problem with less competition. If they would have put this show on a Monday/Tuesday, I think it would have dominated. A military show like this has specific audience, and I think it was just poor management putting this show in that time slot that failed, not the show itself.

ABC needs to find another Lost quickly. Get JJ on it.

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tiny dancer January 24, 2013 at 10:47 pm

GREAT AND ENTRTAINING SERIES PLEASE,PLEASE DON’T CANCLE LAST RESORT, CANCLE SOME OF THE REALITY JUNK THAT IS FILLING THE AIR WAVES!!!!!!!

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Brynn January 3, 2013 at 2:19 pm

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Last Resort!!!
Please don’t cancel it! I look forward to watching the new episode every week and I know others do as well.
Also, one thing you have over CBS is that your iPad actually let’s you
WATCH episodes, and very easily. CBS does not have one or anything like it, So I know lots of people are watching(even reruns they’ve seen) through the app.
So PLEASE don’t cancel- it would be a big mistake (I think anyways)! Thanks!

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Jimmyjames December 22, 2012 at 2:32 am

Love this show, why oh why???

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Byron December 18, 2012 at 2:17 am

I can’t believe ABC is canceling Last Resort. DON’T DO IT!!!!!!!

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