The Assets

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The Assets
Genre Period drama
Based on Circle of Treason: A CIA Account of Traitor Aldrich Ames and the Men He Betrayed 
by Sandra Grimes and Jeanne Vertefeuille
Starring
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 2
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Morgan Hertzan
  • Rudy Bednar
  • Andrew Chapman
Running time 42 minutes
Production company(s)
  • Baltic Films Services
  • Lincoln Square Productions
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Picture format 720p (HDTV)
Original run January 2 – January 9, 2014 (2014-01-09)

The Assets is an eight-part American drama television miniseries that debuted on January 2, 2014 on ABC.[1] It is based on the book Circle of Treason: A CIA Account of Traitor Aldrich Ames and the Men He Betrayed by retired CIA officers Sandra Grimes and Jeanne Vertefeuille, and is produced by Morgan Hertzan, Rudy Bednar and Andrew Chapman.[2] The pilot episode earned a 0.7 rating in the 18–49 year old demographic, making The Assets the lowest rated drama premiere ever on one of the big three networks.[3]

On January 10, 2014, ABC canceled The Assets due to low ratings.[4] ABC Entertainment Group President Paul Lee disclosed at the Television Critics Association press tour that the unaired episodes would be made available at some point in the future.[5]

Cast and characters[edit]

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release date
Season premiere Season finale Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
1 8[6] January 2, 2014 (2014-01-02)[6] January 9, 2014 TBA TBA TBA

Episodes[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
1 "My Name is Aldrich Ames" Jeff T. Thomas Drew Chapman January 2, 2014 (2014-01-02) 3.77[7]
2 "Jewel in the Crown" January 9, 2014 (2014-01-09) 2.92[8]
3 "Trip to Vienna"[citation needed] Unaired
4 "What's Done is Done"[citation needed] Rudy Bednar Bruce Terris Unaired
5 "Check Mate"[citation needed] Unaired
6 "A Small Useless Truth"[citation needed] Unaired
7 "The Straw Poll"[citation needed] Unaired
8 "Avenger"[citation needed] Unaired

Ratings[edit]

No. Title Air date Rating/share
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
1 "My Name is Aldrich Ames" January 2, 2014 (2014-01-02) 0.7/2 3.77[7] N/A N/A N/A N/A
2 "Jewel in the Crown" January 9, 2014 (2014-01-09) 0.6/2 2.92[8] N/A N/A N/A N/A
3 "Trip to Vienna" Unaired N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
4 "What's Done is Done" Unaired N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
5 "Check Mate" Unaired N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (November 19, 2013). "ABC Releases Midseason Schedule: 'Betrayal' in Limbo, 'Revenge' Moves to 10PM, + 'Suburgatory' Premieres January 15". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 21, 2013. 
  2. ^ Rose, Lacey (July 23, 2013). "ABC Orders Limited Series About The Cold War". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ O'Connell, Michael (January 3, 2014). "TV Ratings: ABC's 'Assets' Bombs, Dipping 'Community' Tops NBC Comedies in Return". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 16, 2014. 
  4. ^ Bibel, Sara (January 10, 2014). "'The Assets' Canceled by ABC After 2 Episodes". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 10, 2014. 
  5. ^ "The Assets: Canceled Episodes Coming — Someday". TV Series Finale. January 23, 2014. Retrieved January 27, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Shows A-Z - assets, the on abc". The Futon Critic. Retrieved December 22, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Bibel, Sara (January 6, 2014). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory', 'Two and a Half Men' & 'The Taste' Adjusted Up; 'The Millers' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 6, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b Bibel, Sara (January 10, 2014). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory' & 'Parks and Recreation' Adjusted Up". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 10, 2014. 

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