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ABC’s “My Generation” Tanks in Ratings, Cancellation Likely; “Grey’s Anatomy” Down

It remains to be seen if ABC will be as hasty as FOX in removing a drama dud from its schedule, but freshman series “My Generation” is not making any case for survival in the ratings department.

After getting off to a dismal start with its laughably bad premiere, “Generation” fell even further in week two, dropping more than 30% in the fast nationals to a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating. Total viewership was a mere 3.94 million.

That performance is negligibly better than that of “Lonestar,” which was cancelled after its second episode, so one has to assume ABC will be pulling the plug shortly. “My Generation” joins ABC’s “The Whole Truth” on the list of presumed cancellations.

— It was not simply the new series that declined on ABC. On a night in which nearly every broadcast show was down in the ratings (granted, that does not excuse “My Generation”‘s falling to a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating), veteran “Grey’s Anatomy” was down to a 4.4 rating and 12.23 million viewers; even though the 4.4 gave “Grey’s” the nightly win in the young adults demographic, it is quite low by the standards of the long-running drama. “Private Practice” was also down, landing at a soft 2.9 rating with 8.03 million viewers. “Practice” relinquished the 10PM hour to CBS’ “The Mentalist.”

Written by Brian Cantor

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