No ratings boom for "Last Resort"

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Last Resort

Daisy Betts, left, and Andre Braugher star in “Last Resort,” which premiered to lukewarm ratings Thursday night on ABC. (ABC photo by Mario Perez via AP)

Just because a few nuclear missiles get launched doesn’t mean everybody’s paying attention.

The ABC-TV submarine-based drama “Last Resort” premiered Thursday to “OK” or “soft” ratings, depending on which Hollywood-industry website you’re reading, drawing a 2.2 rating and a 7 share in the coveted 18-49 demographic. That put the premiere third in its time slot, below CBS comedy “The Big Bang Theory” and FOX talent show “The X Factor,” according to final ratings released Friday.

Finishing below a top-rated sitcom and a Simon Cowell-judged karaoke contest may not sound all that bad, but the “Last Resort” numbers are just slightly better than a reboot of “Charlie’s Angels” earned in the same time slot last season, according to Deadline.com. Charlie and the girls lasted seven episodes. In other words, unlike many other non-Hollywood sailors, the crew of the submarine Colorado may not face an extended deployment.

Do you think the show will last? Catch the first episode online here and post your review below.

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  1. I was reading “The Stupid Will Be Punished” blog, it’s a sub based blog, they are laughing there asses off over there about it.

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