While Ugly Betty fans may be already missing their gal and the rest of the Mode crew, ABC isn’t likely regretting their decision to end the show.
Since news of the show’s cancellation was announced in January, one would have expected the ratings to rise as viewers checked in to see how it was all going to end up. That didn’t happen. In fact, on average, the numbers for Ugly Betty declined. Last week’s installment attracted a meager 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic and just 3.99 million viewers.
Last night’s finale did better but certainly wasn’t an impressive showing. The finale attracted an average of a 1.8 rating and 5.65 million but that wasn’t enough to beat CSI: NY and only tied a repeat of Law & Order: SVU in the key demo.
What do you think? Are you surprised that the series finale of Ugly Betty didn’t draw a bigger crowd?
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