|Rake & American Idol This/Last Season|
|1.7 (Rake premiere, 1/23/14) |
3.4 (American Idol, 1/23/14) (3.6 in 8:30 half-hour)
1.11 (Rake Thursday average)
3.1 -> 2.6 (Idol two-hour Thursday eps this season)
As I said a couple weeks ago, this show feels a lot like the legal drama Rake that Fox tried in this timeslot last season. That show was a huge bomb, only mustering a 1.7 on a premiere night with little competition, and it aired out of a stronger Idol than Backstrom should get tonight. Despite Fox's recent momentum with Empire, it's hard for me to see this show doing a lot better than Rake. But I'm also hesitant to go much lower, simply because Rake was a failure of an uncommon magnitude. So I see the opening ratings being pretty similar.
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