Face the Ace a ratings disgrace for NBC

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In its second outing,  the poker contest/reality show  Face the Ace averaged 1.46 million viewers, and a 0.3/1 (rating/share) with adults 18-49.   Even for Saturday night it was the lowest-rated, least-watched show on broadcast all evening. Dead last place for the hour, trailing by far repeats of Finding Nemo and 48 Hours Mystery and a new episode of America’s Most Wanted which performed almost six times better than Face with adults 18-49.

No disrespect intended  to any fans of the show — I’ve never seen it — or Steve Schirripa, who I loved on The Sopranos.   Face the Ace is ending its prime-time run as of last night’s episode.  Apparently the plan from the time the show was announced was always to air it twice in prime-time and then move it to Saturday afternoons.  I’m not sure where and when it will be moved, though.  In my program guide the only episodes I can see upcoming are airing on CNBC, and they might be reruns of the shows already aired on NBC.

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