One Year After ‘Live PD’ Cancellation, Has A&E Viewership Recovered?

I mean, a little

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A&E lost a ton of its “live” (plus same day) viewership after cancelling “Live P.D.” last year amid a firestorm over onscreen depictions of policing following the killing of George Floyd. Immediately after the network canceled “Live P.D.,” the cable channel’s primetime viewership declined 49% — or pretty much by half.

That’s no surprise since at the time of its cancellation, “Live P.D.” was A&E’s highest-rated program and occupied multiple evenings on the schedule.

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Tony Maglio

TV Editor • • Twitter: @tonymaglio