Do you like to attend your class reunions, to see what everyone looks like and is doing? Well, ABC is hoping that you’ll want to watch their new show, My Generation. It’s about a group that comes together after high school. Will this one last for years or is it doomed to be expelled… er, cancelled?
My Generation follows a diverse group of young adults who, while in high school, were all interviewed for a documentary. They reunite 10 years later and we see how their lives have changed and, in most cases, haven’t turned out as expected. The ensemble cast includes Anne Son, Daniella Alonso, Jaime King, Julian Morris, Keir O’Donnell, Kelli Garner, Mehcad Brooks, Michael Stahl-David, and Sebastian Sozzi.
The premiere got off to a very poor start. Per the overnights, My Generation landed in fourth place in both the targeted 18-49 demographic and in total viewership. It attracted a terribly weak 1.6 in the demo and 5.2 million viewers.
In the same timeslot, last year’s FlashForward did much better and attracted 60% more viewers in the demo with a 4.0 rating and 12.5 million viewers. Those numbers didn’t last and it was cancelled because of a big decline in ratings.
Interestingly, My Generation’s premiere numbers are pretty close to what FlashForward had — at the end of its run.
This is obviously a terrible start for My Generation and the numbers are likely to drop even lower next week. Unless viewership sees a big turnaround, it’ll certainly be cancelled pretty quickly. Chances are, ABC will pull the series before all 13 episodes have even aired.
What do you think? Did you watch My Generation? Did you like it? What do you think people are missing? Cancel or keep it?
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