|ABC Comedy Wednesday Premieres||Week Twos with Big Lead-in Drops|
|2.9 (The Middle, 8/7c) |
5.5 (Modern Family, 9/8c)
3.2 (The Neighbors, 9:30/8:30c)
|-36% (Happy Endings) (2.8 -> 1.8) |
-35% (Up All Night) (3.7 -> 2.4)
-38% (Free Agents) (2.1 -> 1.3)
I couldn't think of a lot of precedents for this kind of situation, but the ones I did think of took really big drops. And I'm pretty sure the critics hate The Neighbors more than they hated any of those shows. That said, The Middle is still a more reasonable lead-in than some of these shows had in week two. If pre-tune-in is a thing, The Neighbors may suffer a bit from the 5.0+ Modern Family audience not turning to ABC early; the net instead will broadcast a debate tonight starting at 9/8c.
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