ABC's New Summer Season: FAIL!

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Perhaps Rookie Blue can save ABC's much-hyped summer season.

After publicizing the premieres of new shows Scoundrels and The Gates for many weeks, the network saw each crash and burn in the ratings game last night, both finishing behind reruns of other shows. Final figures are below...

9 p.m.
Law & Order: Criminal Intent: 6.4 million
Scoundrels: 5.1 million
Cold Case: rerun: 4.7 million
Family Guy rerun: 4.5 million/American Dad rerun: 3.8 million

10 p.m.
Cold Case rerun: 4.8 million
The Gates: 4.6 million
Law & Order: Criminal Intent: 3.4 million

Bunch of Scoundrels

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