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Ratings: “Man Seeking Woman” Struggles After “It’s Always Sunny”

As a general rule, FXX series do not produce blockbuster ratings.

But that does not mean all FXX series demonstrate a similar degree of struggle.

Consider numbers for this Wednesday’s comedy block. Flagship comedy “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” kicked off its new season with a 0.5 adults 18-49 and 786,000 viewers (even with last year’s premiere rating, up slightly in viewership), but new series “Man Seeking Woman” opened with a mere 0.2 rating and 326,000 viewers in the lead-out slot.

One of the worst-rated and least-watched original offerings on cable Wednesday (it did manage to beat TV Land’s “Hot in Cleveland,” TV Land’s “The Exes” and VH1’s “Hindsight” in adults 18-49 and the lattermost show in viewership), “Man Seeking Woman” also failed to demonstrate an impressive level of synergy with “It’s Always Sunny.”

While the FX umbrella has shown patience with original series (and has also refrained from publicly addressing ratings until DVR data is released), there is no disputing the fact that “Man Seeking Woman” failed to score in the Wednesday ratings game.

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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