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FX’s “The Bridge” Ratings Way Down from Last Year’s Premiere

FX’s “The Bridge” did not return to television as a ratings winner.

Wednesday’s second season premiere drew a soft 0.5 adults 18-49 rating with just 1.50 million viewers. Both figures were down significantly from those of the series premiere.

That episode, which kicked off the critically acclaimed show’s run on July 10, 2014, drew a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating with 3.04 million viewers.

Ratings then crashed for the series’ second episode, which drew a 0.5 with 1.74 million. The show largely remained in that territory before closing its inaugural season with a 0.5 rating and 1.43 million viewers on October 2.

While the season two premiere performance is certainly not strong, it is within the rough ballpark of what most season one episodes delivered. If it represents a point at which the show will remain stable for the remainder of the season, it is not tragic.

If, however, the episode was boosted by unsustainable curiosity buzz, things could get troublesome as the season progresses.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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