"Low Winter Sun" ratings have not been good and could lead to the show being canceled. The "Low Winter Sun" ratings for episode two were an estimated 1.467 million viewers and a key demographic rating of .5 for AMC. Those numbers are likely not what the network had hoped, especially with all the promotion that the show has been getting during the final episodes of "Breaking Bad."
The first episode of the show brought in an estimated 2.5 million viewers and a nice 1.1 rating for the 18-49 demo, but some of that audience has already melted away. Whether the show is too similar in plot point to "Breaking Bad" or the writing simply isn't holding up, the viewers are starting to tune out from a lead in show.
It will be interesting to see how long that AMC decides to deal with bad "Low Winter Sun" ratings, especially with such a great time slot going to waste after one of its most successful shows. The network wants a hit to take the place of "Breaking Bad" but the executives may have made a crucial misstep by comparing this new show to one that critics have loved for years.
Have you tuned in to watch the new AMC show yet? Do you think that AMC has marketed it wrong?
Image Source: Wikimedia Commons User Gage Skidmore