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Ratings: FX’s “Baskets” Declines in Week Two

Facing the Republican presidential debate, FX’s “Baskets” suffered live+same-day declines in week two.

The series, which premiered to a 0.46 rating and 1.035 million total L+SD viewers last week, settled for a 0.35 adults 18-49 rating and 658,000 viewers this week.

As most new shows — including those that feature broader-skewing tone and humor than “Baskets” — suffer losses in their second weeks, it is likely “Baskets” would have fallen no matter what.

The Republican presidential debate definitely intensified that fall — especially when it comes to the total viewership figure.

While “Baskets” was down in all major demographics, it took a particularly strong hit with viewers over the age of 50. Last week’s episode drew a 0.38 in the 50+ demo, while this week’s posted a 0.19.

The debate resonated disproportionately well with that demographic; it drew a 2.27 in adults 18-49 but an 8.58 with the 50+ bracket.

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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