‘The Loudest Voice’ Gets Very Soft Viewership For Debut; Roger Ailes BioSeries Least Watched Showtime Premiere This Year

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One of Fox News Channel founder Roger Ailes’ obsession was ratings, and the former Mike Douglas Show producer would have cackled at how quiet the debut of Showtime’s Russell Crowe starring The Loudest Voice was.

With just 299,000 viewers for its 10 Pm opener on the CBS-owned premium cabler, the Gladiator actor and Naomi Watts, Seth McFarlane and Sienna Miller co-starrer looks to be one of the lowest non-broadcast debuts of the year so far. While the decades of antics and much alleged sexually harassing behavior of ex-Richard Nixon advisor Ailes was the subject of a forest full of coverage (including here on the digital only Deadline) especially once Gretchen Carlson sued her ex-boss in 2016, the initial numbers make it pretty clear there wasn’t much of a market for more outside of the media itself

Based on Gabriel Sherman’s 2014 bestseller The Loudest Voice in the Room: How the Brilliant,
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