The first episode of ABC?s Quantico kicked off and received a mixed response from viewers.
According to a report by Vulture, Quantico aims to bring the soap revolution to cat-and-mouse spy thrillers exemplified by Homeland and 24, ideally combining the insane twists of the latter with the ill-advised romantic entanglements of the former to form an addictive, must-tweet experience. It is Grey?s Anatomy by way of a domestic terror plot. Also, there are lots of Lost-style flashbacks for good measure.
In case you have missed watching the first episode, here?s what happens. The basic plot of the show revolves around the aftermath of terrorist attack in New York and how an India girl Alex Parrish gets accused of being involved in the attacks. Now her only aim is to find out the real truth.
Against Sunday Night Football, the thriller opened with a 1.9 rating among adults 18-49 to rank as the highest-rated scripted telecast on Sunday night. It also built on its lead-in, the debut of Blood & Oil (1.4), by an impressive 36%, further underlining Chopra?s drawing power ? on which ABC built its promo campaign for the show. Quantico was up 46% from Revenge?s season premiere in the 10 PM hour last fall despite a far weaker lead-in (1.4 vs. 2.2 last year), reports Deadline.
A report by ?Entertainment Weekly?states that at 7.1 million, ABC says the new drama drew the net?s largest batch of eyeballs since May 2012 and stands as TV?s top-rated 10 p.m. drama among adults 18-49 on broadcast in three years (1.9 rating). Each 18-49 ratings point represents 1.27 million viewers in the U.S.
Looks like with word of mouth and an Indian actress as a lead, the curiosity among the viewers will definitely help the show in gaining momentum.