Biker Genre Flops

February 26, 2015

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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.


58 Responses to “Biker Genre Flops”

  1. panamaa Says:

    That chemo’s a motherfucker ain’t it?…. Hang in there man…


  2. Oldskewl Says:

    Panamaa: yea brutha, it is for sure. I did my last treatment yesterday and for what it’s worth I made the whole thing my bitch. I refused to let it kill me… been through too much in my life to let cancer take me out.

    Sorry for pulling this thread off subject,



  3. WheresMyBoots Says:

    @Oldskewl: Sorry to hear you have to deal with that shit; look forward to the day when you let us know you are free of it and kicked cancer’s ass. Be well.
    Ride Free, Much Respect,

  4. shaggy22 Says:

    Rebel I been waiting for 3 weeks for you write about the shows really want to hear your views on the show Outlaw Country and Steve cook hope your doing something soon I look forward to it…


  5. Rebel Says:

    Dear Shaggy,

    Unfortunately, like most of the country, I don’t get WGN America and nobody I know gets WGN America. That’s why I haven’t written about Outlaw Country. That may also be why the show’s ratings are minuscule.


  6. ap Says:

    Had to watch outlaw country since the names involved are familiar. So far no mention of certain clubs,and very little motorcycle action. Most of the show so far is the cook brothers having a huge hard on for the monks and don’t care who’s rights they violate to prove they are doing something wrong. Even the feds on the show seem to think the Cooks are on a witch hunt. No doubt its all scripted, even a public defender would have a field day with what has been shown. It is kinda amusing.

  7. Wolfenlover Says:

    Rebel, consider yourself lucky not to have WGN. I got it & still won’t
    watch it.

  8. Wolfenlover Says:

    Oldskewl, go to for some natural treatments. The damn chemo will
    fucking kill ya! Check into GRAVIOLA. After 4 positive tests, 4 months
    later I was negative. Doctors don’t want you to know that there are natural
    cures. They can’t make money off of them.

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