TV Ratings Report: Wicked City is About to Be Canceled

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We don't even have a witty opening line for this one.

We're just gonna come right out and say it: Wicked City is about to be canceled.

The ABC drama - which premiered on Tuesday night and which is set in 1980s Los Angeles, with Ed Westwick as a serial killer - opened to dismal numbers.

It was viewed by 3.3 million total viewers and garnered a 0.9 rating among 18-49-year olds, both of which are below the averages of its timeslot-predecessor, Forever.

Considering Forever was axed after one season, and considering premiere numbers for any series almost always drop precipitously in subsequent weeks... you can do the unfortunate math for Westwick and company.

Elsewhere around the dial:

  • The Flash (3.3 million/1.4 rating) ticked down, while iZombie (1.5 million/0.6 rating ) inched up.
  • NCIS (16.4 million/2.0) dropped 5 percent and two tenths, while New Orleans (13 million/1.6) and Limitless (7.6 million/1.4) held firm.
  • The Muppets (4.3 million/1.4 rating) went up a tad; Fresh off the Boat (4 million/1.4 rating) held steady and Agents of SHIELD (3.8 million/1.4 rating) dropped a tenth.
  • Best Time Ever (4.3 million/1.1 rating) remained firm, The Voice (10 million/2.5 rating) slipped 12 percent and two tenths; and Chicago Fire (7.8 million/1.9 rating) earned its best numbers since April.

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Wicked City Season 1 Episode 1 Quotes

First, do no harm.

Betty Beaumontaine

Become the very thing you want to be loved for.

Kent Grainger