Face the Ace a ratings disgrace for NBC
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.