'Happy Endings' Ratings Down In Friday Night Debut

The "Happy Ending" ratings are in, and Friday night TV viewers did not heed ABC's plea to "Save" the cult ensemble comedy.

"Happy Endings" totaled 3 million total viewers and scored a 0.9 rating in the key 18-49 demographic. Those numbers are on-par, though slightly down in the demo, with how the show had been performing in its previous Tuesday night timeslot.

The bad news is that ABC's "broader" comedies "Last Man Standing" and "Malibu Country" more than doubled "Happy Endings" total viewers in that same Friday night timeslot last week.

Still, the network just released yet another promo that maintains "'Happy Endings' is worth fighting for," and showrunner David Caspe believes ABC is really pulling for the show's success. “ABC truly loves the show and they tell us that all the time, and I completely believe them ... They obviously could have just canceled us and they haven’t. So I think it’s a testament that they’re trying to figure out a way to make it work,” he told TV Line.

"Happy Endings" airs Friday nights at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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