Alec Baldwin’s ABC Talk Show Debut Tanks, Draws Lowest Sunday Night Demo Ratings in All of Network TV


Alec Baldwin‘s new ABC talk show got off to an inauspicious start Sunday night.

According to Nielsen (via Entertainment Weekly), the premiere brought in 2.2 million total viewers, with an anemic 0.4 rating in the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demographic.

That number was the lowest in all of network TV Sunday night in the demo — including the CW.

The premiere edition of the talk show featured Robert De Niro and Taraji P. Henson in extended conversations. Baldwin hosts a similarly-styled podcast on NPR called Here’s the Thing — which has been a hit. But the TV version struggled out of the gate on Sunday night.

Baldwin was in the news Monday for a remark in which he stated: “In an orderly and formal way, and lawful way, we need to overthrow the government of the United States under Donald Trump.” A few commentators covered the “overthrow the government” portion of the comment and accused Baldwin of calling for a coup.

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