Predict the Ratings for the 'Deception' Premiere - Poll

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January 7th, 2013

Tonight, the new drama Deception, which has been compared to Revenge, premieres on NBC at 10PM. The show inherits Revolution's time period, but will it have similarly strong ratings? With The Biggest Loser instead of The Voice as a lead-in, the odds are against it. (Update: Given the strong ratings for TBL's premiere last night, maybe not!) other hand, it is counterprogramming to the two procedurals that air in the time period, Castle and Hawaii Five-0. (Hawaii Five-0 is a repeat tonight.)  The fall finale of Revolution earned a 2.9 adults 18-49 rating. How will Deception fare? Make your prediction, then explain your reasoning in the comments.

  • HSmith

    Looks terrible and the casting is pure PC. Will fail much like NBC’s own Undercovers did.

  • John A

    Probably 2.0 then again maybe 1.5 not sure.

  • rob60990

    I’ll be generous and say 2.0.

  • omabin

    i will wait to see what TBL pulled yesterday

  • Jason50

    I caught the first episode early, wasn’t very good. A similar type of concept as Revenge but not nearly as interesting. It’s a story that they can write a TV movie for but as a series it looks like it will be ridiculously strung out way longer than it should.

  • senor chang

    2.3. Will probably hold almost all of the Biggest Loser lead-in as well.

  • David Howell

    Predicting high 1s. Could be anywhere.

  • DenverDean

    Opposite BCS Championship tonight, but no other network competition. TBL did pretty well last night. It should get a decent sample. But will struggle to get over 2.0.

  • SJ

    I wish it would bomb so terribly that it gets pulled after the first episode. I’ll say 1.4-1.5 and hopefully it doesn’t get to finish out its episode order. I can’t believe NBC greenlighted such a blatant rip-off of Revenge a year after it premiered!

  • Matt

    To be honest, I am going to gi with my gut and say it’ll premiere with around a 2.2-2.4 and with around 6-7.5M

  • Al

    @SJ Revenge is not good rip-off of Dynasty, it not original plot.

  • BaziCat

    this smells exactly like the type of show that i don’t trust NBC to stick with. IF i hear good buzz and IF the ratings are great i will catch up. otherwise why bother? i’ve been burned way too many times.

  • psychic

    Based on the fact that I’ve never heard of it before now, its chances don’t look good.

  • senor chang

    Other than the setting and the genre (soapy stuff), the two don’t seem too similar to be honest. Since when does ABC have a monopoly on shows about pretty rich people with problems?! :P


    Havnt seen a single promo for this. It will flop

  • Californiadgd

    2.4-2.5 max but wish it higher. :P

  • s0303

    1.9 for deception with the guess that the biggest loser will be in the low 2.0’s (haven’t seen what it did on sun) deception doesn’t look very good to me…

  • CBSviewer

    2.0 after all it airs on NBC.

  • BG

    I’m going to say 2.4. The first episode is available to stream on Amazon and the NBC site, so the ratings could be much lower. I thought the episode was really good, but I also LOVE Revenge.

  • JoJo

    If Deception can premiere to a 2.0 or higher I would say that it would be in pretty good shape. Most new 10 pm dramas have been steady in that range (Chicago Fire/Nashville).

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