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AMC Cancels ‘Rubicon’ After 1 Season

Nellie Andreeva

It was a short run for AMC’s Rubicon, which is being canceled after one season. The political thriller, produced by Warner Horizon Television, premiered on Aug. 1, a year after it was ordered to series, and never found a wide audience, averaging 1.6 million viewers and  439,000 among 18-49 in its first season. It becomes the first AMC original series to get canceled. Here is AMC’s statement: “Rubicon gave us an  opportunity to tell a rich and compelling story and we’re very proud of the series.  This was not an easy decision, but we are grateful to have had the opportunity to work with such a phenomenally talented and dedicated team.”

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Ratings Rat Race: Solid Start For ‘Rubicon’

Nellie Andreeva

The 2-hour opener of AMC’s third original series, political thriller Rubicon, became the network’s highest-rated  and most-watched original series premiere ever, attracting 2M total viewers. For comparison, Mad Men averaged 900,000 viewers and Breaking Bad 1.2M viewers in their first seasons. Following Rubicon, the second episode of Mad Men’s fourth episode drew 2.5 million viewers, down 14% from last week’s season premiere. ”AMC is now three for three with our original series,” said Charlie Collier, president and GM of AMC. Rubicon, which moves to its regular Sunday 9 PM time slot next week, had already been sampled by 4.6 million viewers via the network’s sneak peek on-air as well as on VOD, iTunes, and Hulu.

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