Quantico's new time slot sees the show's ratings rise, but is it enough to save it?
Quantico had a shocking low debut compared to its season 1 viewership of 8.05 million. It made the thriller drama the lowest-rated and least-watched broadcast show in the timeslot.
Though ABC canceled its FBI crime drama from coming back for a fourth season and moved its timeslot from Thursday to Friday, it is surprisingly doing well. The show debuted its new Friday night time slot last week and it got a very good 2.67 million eyeballs in total glued to their screen wanting to know what is up with Alex Parrish.
The show also got a 0.4 rating, which is a 35 percent increase in audience from its most recent Thursday airing. Things didn't seem to be going too well for ABC's 'Quantico' when it made its debut this month. The Priyanka Chopra starrer had drawn a meager 0.5 rating in adults and just 2.8 million viewers - a shocking low compared to its season 1 viewership of 8.05 million. It made the thriller drama the lowest-rated and least-watched broadcast show in the timeslot like 'The Big Bang Theory' and 'Young Sheldon'.
For loyal 'Quantico' fans, this dip really came as no surprise. While the trailer created such an anticipation for the twists, turns and a zillion shockers that the show is known to have, there was one thing that is clearly missing from this season - good content. The season, however, became a bit bearable after the third episode, 'Hell's Gate' but even then, the new plotline and experimentation with storytelling clearly didn't work as well as the intense, flashback mode that we all loved in the first season. But this isn't something new - Season 2 had 4.53 million total viewers, which seemed to have spilled over to this season.
The show, produced by ABC has Michael Seitzman as the showrunner and stars Priyanka Chopra as Alex Parrish, Johanna Braddy as Agent Shelby Wyatt, Jake Mc Laughlin as Ryan Booth, Marlee Matlin as ex FBI agent Jocelyn Turner, Blair Underwood as Owen Hall along with Tate Ellington as Simon Asher.