Despite soft ratings, ABC has ordered additional episodes of their new Wednesday night drama series, A Million Little Things. Five installments have aired thus far and they’ve averaged a 0.87 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 3.87 million viewers (live+same day). While the network is calling this a “full season order”, they’re ordering just four more episodes, bringing the first season tally to 17 installments.
A friendship drama, A Million Little Things stars David Giuntoli, Ron Livingston, Romany Malco, Allison Miller, Christina Marie Moses, Christina Ochoa, Grace Park, James Roday, Stephanie Szostak, Lizzy Greene, Tristan Byon, and Chance Hurstfield. Rife with secrets and a touch of mystery, the Boston-set series centers on a group of friends who first met in an unusual way, whose world is rocked when they lose one of their own in the last way they’d thought possible. As they deal with their grief and guilt, they also start to wake up to the fact that despite their struggles, they must make the most of the lives they have.
Here’s the press release:
‘A MILLION LITTLE THINGS’ RECEIVES A FULL-SEASON ORDER FROM ABC
“A Million Little Things” has been given a full-season order, Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment, announced today.
Season to date in Nielsen’s Live + 7 Day ratings, ABC’s “A Million Little Things” is attracting an average audience of 8.0 million viewers and a 2.0/9 in Adults 18-49. Building by +92% from Live + Same Day to Live + 7 Days on average through its first three telecasts, “A Million Little Things” is the season’s No. 1 gainer on broadcast TV with Total Viewers, growing from 4.18 million viewers to 8.01 million after 7 days of delayed viewing. In addition, “A Million Little Things” more than doubles its Live + Same Day Adult 18-49 rating, jumping by +122% after 7 days of TV playback.
“A Million Little Things” stars David Giuntoli as Eddie Saville, Ron Livingston as Jon Dixon, Romany Malco as Rome Howard, Allison Miller as Maggie Bloom, Christina Moses as Regina Howard, Christina Ochoa as Ashley Morales, Grace Park as Katherine Kim, James Roday as Gary Mendez, Stephanie Szostak as Delilah Dixon, Lizzy Greene as Sophie Dixon and Tristan Byon as Theo Saville.
DJ Nash is creator and executive producer; Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor and James Griffiths are executive producers. “A Million Little Things” is produced by ABC Studios and Kapital Entertainment.
“A Million Little Things” airs Wednesdays at 10:00 p.m. ET on The ABC Television Network.
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