The two shows that competed head to head Tuesday at 10 p.m. for the Sons of Anarchy audience both debuted as ratings flops.
Gangland Undercover, a six episode miniseries about, as the History Channel describes it, Ashley Charles Wyatt’s “three-year mission living a double-life as an ATF informant planted inside one of the most historically dangerous motorcycle gangs, the California-based Vagos – a criminal group involved in drug trafficking, arms smuggling, money laundering and murder,” finished 78th among cable television shows on Tuesday night. The show was seen by an estimated 1.062 million viewers. The final episode of Sons of Anarchy attracted about 9.26 million viewers. The seventh and final season of the FX biker drama averaged 7.54 million viewers each week.
Total viewers for Gangland Undercover amounted to much less than for competing shows in the same timeslot. For example, Being Mary Jane on BET had about 2.413 million viewers in the same timeslot. Justified which aired at 10 p.m. on FX attracted 1.810 million viewers.
Outlaw Country on superstation WGN was not among the top 100 cables shows on Tuesday night. Ratings information for shows that do that poorly are not generally available but it appears likely that the show had fewer than 655,000 viewers.
Together the two shows probably attracted fewer than 1.7 million viewers which is about 70 percent of the audience for Being Mary Jane and about 23 percent of the average audience for Sons.