Ratings: USA’s “Mr. Robot” Falls To New Viewership Low

“Mr. Robot” set a new low in overall viewership. It narrowly avoided one in adults 18-49.

Mr Robot | Michael Parmalee/USA

Wednesday’s “Mr. Robot” endured week-to-week drops in adults 18-49 and overall viewership.

The viewership drop yielded a series low.

According to live+same-day data posted by Showbuzz, Wednesday’s “Mr. Robot” drew a 0.23 adults 18-49 rating and averaged 519,000 overall viewers.

The numbers trail the 0.30 rating and 681,000 viewer mark drawn by last week’s third season premiere.

The viewership figure, moreover, ranks as a new series low. The adults 18-49 rating is the show’s second-lowest on record; only the August 10, 2016 episode fared worse in the demo (0.22).

While the live+same-day ratings never quite matched the show’s acclaim, the first season of “Mr. Robot” drew respectable numbers by cable standards.

There was optimism that raves over the first season would translate into stronger second season numbers, but that hope never turned into reality. Season two opened in the same territory as season one — then quickly faded.

As a niche show with a complex narrative, there was no reason to expect a turnaround in season three.

Written by Brian Cantor

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