18 MAI 2017 9:05 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The debut of ABC comedy series “Downward Dog” was soft in the overnight ratings, according to Nielsen data.

The series, which stars “Fargo” Season 2 standout Allison Tolman, clocked in with a 1.1 rating in adults 18-49 and 4.7 million viewers. That puts it well below the fall debuts of fellow freshman comedies “Speechless” (2.0, 7.3 million) and “American Housewife” (1.9, 6.6 million), as well as the premiere of the recently-canceled “Imaginary Mary” (1.4, 5.4 million).

Earlier on ABC, the season finale of “The Goldbergs” was even, while the season closer of “Speechless” (1.2, 4.5 million) ticked up in the demo. The season’s finale episode of “Modern Family” was steady, followed by “Downward Dog.” The season closer of “Designated Survivor” (1.1, 5.1 million) rose in the demo.

“Shots Fired” (0.8, 2.9 million) was stable on Fox, followed by “Empire” (2.1,6.1 million).

On NBC, the season finale of “Blindspot” stayed even, as did a new episode of “Law & Order: Svu” (1.2, 5.4 million) and “Chicago P.D.” (1.3, 6.4 million).

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