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Ratings: “Mr. Robot” Rises In Demo, But Slips To New Low In Viewership

The penultimate third season episode was up in adults 18-49 but down in viewers.

Mr Robot | Michael Parmelee/USA

Wednesday’s “Mr. Robot” enjoyed a gain in adults 18-49 but a loss in overall live+same-day viewership.

Though slight, the viewership loss resulted in a new series low.

According to live+same-day data posted by Showbuzz, Wednesday’s “Mr. Robot” drew a 0.20 adults 18-49 rating and averaged 437,000 overall viewers.

Last week’s episode posted a 0.17 in the demo and 443,000 in viewership. At the time, both numbers represented series lows (the demo rating obviously still holds that distinction).

While it was by no means a live+same-day ratings hit, the first season of “Mr. Robot” produced respectable numbers by cable standards (especially given that it is a fundamentally niche show).

Viewership fell sharply in season two — and has fallen again in season three.

On the one hand, it is worth noting that season three is airing in a theoretically more competitive time of the year than the first two chapters. Season three did not start until October, while the first two seasons aired in the summer — and concluded their runs by September.

On the other hand, it is not as if competition is actually steep right now. No other 10PM shows have been posting intimidating numbers on Wednesdays.

Buzz has also fallen greatly, although “Mr. Robot” certainly generates more overall fan interest than its modest live+same-day ratings suggest.

The third season finale airs next week.

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