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‘Lucky 7' Is Fall's Unluckiest Show

'Lucky 7' Is Fall's Unluckiest Show

Even the most nervous gambler would have to bet on “Lucky 7” to be the first show to be canceled in 2013-14

“Lucky 7” looks cursed.

Most ratings headlines Wednesday focused on the declining viewership for ABC's “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” which slipped 34 percent in its second outing Tuesday after last week scoring fall's biggest debut. Even after slipping, “S.H.I.E.L.D.” was still going strong Tuesday with a 3.1 rating in the key 18-49 demographic.

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But on the same night last week that “S.H.I.E.L.D.” premiered strong, “Lucky 7” had the worst fall drama debut in ABC history — a 1.3. Making matters worse, the show slid 46 percent with its second episode Tuesday, earning a .7 rating.

That means its average for the season is worse than that of any Big 4 show. A few scattered original episodes on the CW have fared worse, but the young network has a lower ratings threshold than the other broadcasters because it targets a younger demo.

Even the most nervous gambler would have to bet on “Lucky 7” to be the first show to be canceled in 2013-14.

ABC declined to comment.

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The failure of “Lucky 7” to thrive suggests ABC's plan to build Tuesdays around “S.H.I.E.L.D” hasn't worked out, so far.

On Tuesday, “S.H.I.E.L.D.” at 8 had a 3.1/10 — down 34 percent from its splashy debut — and 8.4 million total viewers. At 9, “The Goldbergs” had a 2.2/6, down 29 percent in the demo, and 6.2 million. “Trophy Wife” at 9:30 had a 1.4/4 — down 39 percent — and 4.3 million. Last week, “Lucky 7's” 38 percent dip gave it an .8/2 rating with 2.8 million total viewers.

ABC is losing viewers with each Tuesday show — and “Lucky 7” has the misfortune to be last in line.

  • Mr Ripley

    Trophy wife is stupid and dumb… Agents of S H I ELD I have to see this weeks episode to really comment but my opinion is people thought this was going to be like the Avengers.. but its really just the SHIELD without Nick Fury. So basically its SOLO meets agents of SHIELD.. Ho HUM!!!

  • greaser1977

    somuch better one hour faire than either of these two shows…Hostages…blacklist….comeon on folks- be a little more selective when you give it the green light!

  • Ö

    I enjoyed “Lucky 7”- it peaked my interest. So, I was annoyed it was cancelled after just 2 episodes?! Worse, a promising new show that wasn't given half a chance to build an audience was replaced with Scandal REPEATS! Repeats during the Fall premiere season is just stupid when there are new shows they could give a chance. I recorded & watched as many of the new shows as I could & “Lucky 7” had more potential than ABC's Betrayal, The Goldbergs, & We Are Men! Do all these ratings show the people who record TV & watch it later like most people who have cable now? If the networks aren't going to give a new show enough time to gain a loyal following – like half a season, or even a whole season – I feel ripped off, because I never get to see how it ends. Geez, give “Lucky 7 another chance!