‘Empire’ On Top While Royal Wedding Walk-up Hits Demo Glass Ceiling

Fox’s 8 PM Empire (1.6, 5.10M) was No. 1 on Wednesday night, while tying its series low.
CBS’s 8 PM Survivor (1.4, 7.45M) was No. 2 for the night, also matching its low, for a regular episode.
ABC’s 9 PM Modern Family (1.3, 4.96M) was…

Fox’s 8 PM Empire (1.6, 5.10M) was No. 1 on Wednesday night, while tying its series low. CBS’s 8 PM Survivor (1.4, 7.45M) was No. 2 for the night, also matching its low, for a regular episode. ABC’s 9 PM Modern Family (1.3, 4.96M) was tied for No. 3 for the night (with Star’s 1.3, 3.88M), while also down 24% from its year ago season wrap. Elsewhere, the seasons finale of ABC’s The Goldbergs (1.2, 5.14M) and American Housewife (1.1, 4.11M) finished on par with previous…

‘Designated Survivor’ Finale: A Long List Of Problems, But Kirkman Knows Best

SPOILER ALERT: This article contains details about the season finale of Designated Survivor.
It may be the last term for President Tom Kirkland. Unless those rumors about eOne shopping the series and Netflix picking it up provide another season, tonigh…

SPOILER ALERT: This article contains details about the season finale of Designated Survivor. It may be the last term for President Tom Kirkland. Unless those rumors about eOne shopping the series and Netflix picking it up provide another season, tonight marked the end for the struggling Designated Survivor. Despite the ratings melting from season one to season two, there are still many stalwart fans of the show hoping to see this universe continue, a program which…

‘Designated Survivor’: Netflix Is in Talks to Pick Up ABC Drama After Cancellation

“Designated Survivor” may survive after all.

Netflix is in very early talks with producer eOne to get the Kiefer Sutherland-led drama picked up by the streaming service less than a week after it was canceled by ABC, an insider with knowledge of the discussion tells TheWrap.

The political thriller was one of many broadcast TV shows to get the ax last Friday during a pre-upfronts bloodbath, with the Disney-owned network also canceling “Ten Days in the Valley,” “Quantico,” “Alex, Inc.,” “The Crossing,” “Deception,” “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World,” and “Marvel’s Inhumans.”

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To-date, the ongoing Season 2 has averaged a 1.6 rating among adults 18-49, which is the core demographic for broadcast primetime advertisers, which includes a week of delayed viewing for episodes old enough to tally. That puts it near the top of the list of highest-rated shows to be canceled for the 2018-19 season — so far.

The drama stars Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, a lower-level cabinet member who is suddenly appointed President of the United States after a catastrophic attack on the US Capitol during the State of the Union. Kirkman struggles to keep the country and his own family from falling apart, while navigating the highly-volatile political arena and while leading the search to find who is responsible for the attack.

The cast also includes Natascha McElhone as Alex Kirkman, Adan Canto as Aaron Shore, Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes, LaMonica Garrett as Mike Ritter, Tanner Buchanan as Leo Kirkman; with Kal Penn as Seth Wright and Maggie Q as Hannah Wells.

Also Read: Jimmy Kimmel’s Best Jokes From ABC Upfront: ‘Goodbye to Shondaland … Headfirst Into Roseanne-istan’

“Designated Survivor” hails from The Mark Gordon Company and ABC Studios. David Guggenheim is the creator and executive producer. Mark Gordon, Simon Kinberg, Jeff Melvoin, Nick Pepper, Suzan Bymel, Aditya Sood and Kiefer Sutherland are executive producers.

eOne and Netflix declined TheWrap’s request for comment.

“Designated Survivor” airs its Season 2 — and now series — finale Wednesday at 10/9 c on ABC. Unless it gets picked up by Netflix, or someone else, that is.

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“Designated Survivor” may survive after all.

Netflix is in very early talks with producer eOne to get the Kiefer Sutherland-led drama picked up by the streaming service less than a week after it was canceled by ABC, an insider with knowledge of the discussion tells TheWrap.

The political thriller was one of many broadcast TV shows to get the ax last Friday during a pre-upfronts bloodbath, with the Disney-owned network also canceling “Ten Days in the Valley,” “Quantico,” “Alex, Inc.,” “The Crossing,” “Deception,” “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World,” and “Marvel’s Inhumans.”

To-date, the ongoing Season 2 has averaged a 1.6 rating among adults 18-49, which is the core demographic for broadcast primetime advertisers, which includes a week of delayed viewing for episodes old enough to tally. That puts it near the top of the list of highest-rated shows to be canceled for the 2018-19 season — so far.

The drama stars Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, a lower-level cabinet member who is suddenly appointed President of the United States after a catastrophic attack on the US Capitol during the State of the Union. Kirkman struggles to keep the country and his own family from falling apart, while navigating the highly-volatile political arena and while leading the search to find who is responsible for the attack.

The cast also includes Natascha McElhone as Alex Kirkman, Adan Canto as Aaron Shore, Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes, LaMonica Garrett as Mike Ritter, Tanner Buchanan as Leo Kirkman; with Kal Penn as Seth Wright and Maggie Q as Hannah Wells.

“Designated Survivor” hails from The Mark Gordon Company and ABC Studios. David Guggenheim is the creator and executive producer. Mark Gordon, Simon Kinberg, Jeff Melvoin, Nick Pepper, Suzan Bymel, Aditya Sood and Kiefer Sutherland are executive producers.

eOne and Netflix declined TheWrap’s request for comment.

“Designated Survivor” airs its Season 2 — and now series — finale Wednesday at 10/9 c on ABC. Unless it gets picked up by Netflix, or someone else, that is.

Related stories from TheWrap:

Jimmy Kimmel's Best Jokes From ABC Upfront: 'Goodbye to Shondaland … Headfirst Into Roseanne-istan'

Watch Trailers for ABC's New Fall TV Shows: 'The Rookie,' 'Single Parents,' 'The Kids Are Alright' (Videos)

ABC Boss Talks Losing 'Last Man Standing' to Fox, 'Roseanne' Moving Away From Politics in Season 2

ABC Shifts 'Marvel's Agents of SHIELD' to Summer

‘Designated Survivor’: Netflix Eyes Thriller Drama Series After ABC Cancellation

EXCLUSIVE: We reported earlier today about Designated Survivor producer eOne shopping the Kiefer Sutherland-starring drama to other networks following its cancellation by ABC. I hear that eOne is in talks with streaming giant Netflix about picking up t…

EXCLUSIVE: We reported earlier today about Designated Survivor producer eOne shopping the Kiefer Sutherland-starring drama to other networks following its cancellation by ABC. I hear that eOne is in talks with streaming giant Netflix about picking up the political thriller. Sources stress that the talks are still preliminary and complex as Netflix rival Hulu has U.S. SVOD rights to the first two seasons of Designated Survivor, which aired on ABC. Netflix has the series…

‘Designated Survivor’: ABC President On “Hard” Cancellation Decision, “Creative Path Forward” Concerns

One of ABC’s highest-profile cancellations this season was drama Designated Survivor starring Kiefer Sutherland, which was not picked up for a third season, with tomorrow’s Season 2 finale serving as the series finale — at least on th…

One of ABC’s highest-profile cancellations this season was drama Designated Survivor starring Kiefer Sutherland, which was not picked up for a third season, with tomorrow’s Season 2 finale serving as the series finale — at least on the broadcast network as co-producer eOne is currently shopping the series. “That was a hard one for us,” ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said about the cancellation decision during ABC’s upfront press call on Tuesday. “It did well…

‘Designated Survivor’ Could Be Saved As eOne Starts Talks To Continue Show After ABC Cancellation

EXCLUSIVE: We might not have seen the last of political thriller Designated Survivor. I hear that eOne is in talks to shop the Kiefer Sutherland-fronted drama to other networks following its cancellation by ABC.
eOne sources have told Deadline that “it…

EXCLUSIVE: We might not have seen the last of political thriller Designated Survivor. I hear that eOne is in talks to shop the Kiefer Sutherland-fronted drama to other networks following its cancellation by ABC. eOne sources have told Deadline that "it's not over" and that it's starting to look at whether there is another home for the thriller. "We're right at the beginning but there's more to play on that one," said the exec. If the producer and distributor did find a…