Drama Ratings Not ‘Lights Out’ for FX


LOS ANGELES — FX drama series Lights Out failed to deliver a decisive ratings knockout,
jabbing its way to 1.5 million viewers in its Jan. 11 debut.

The critically acclaimed drama, which stars Holt McCallany as an aging former
boxing champion trying to adjust to life outside the ring, averaged slightly fewer
viewers in its premiere than the network’s recently cancelled series Terriers, which
drew 1.6 million viewers in its Sept. 8 debut.

Lights Out drew a robust 793,000 adults in the 18-49 category and 530,000
men in 18-49 watchers.

The premiere episode of Lights Out combined with its encore airings at 11 p.m.
and 1 a.m. delivered a multi-telecast gross audience of 2.4 million total viewers,
1.3 million adults 18-49 and 862,000 men in the 18-49 camp, according to Fox
Networks Group-owned FX.