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'Damages' returns to low ratings
Once again, Emmy wins and critical hosannas have failed to yield big audiences for FX's "Damages."
According to Variety, this week's Season Three premiere drew only 1.4 million viewers, down 17 percent from last year's premiere. To make matters worse, the show drew only 428,000 viewers in the key 18-49 demo, down from 718,000 for last January's premiere.
FX has never been spectacularly pleased with ratings for "Damages," though execs have often mentioned that not only does the show do big DVR numbers, but it does big extended (and unmeasured) DVR numbers, with viewers watching the show in multi-week blocks to better appreciate its serialized nature.
"Damages" was renewed for two seasons after its first run, meaning that as of now, a fourth season has yet to be ordered.