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The good news: The infidelity drama saw its soft debut, 5.2 million viewers and a 1.5 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, surge 42 percent with DVR playback. Betrayal was ordered as a 13-episode limited series, so ABC might just finish its run and let it disappear if it can stabilize behind a weakening Revenge.
The bad news: It hasn't stabilized. Dropping sharply each week, its third episode drew a mere 2.9 million and a 0.8. (By comparison, 666 Park Avenue nabbed 4.8 million and a 1.5 the same week in the timeslot last year.) Lines like "You make me feel… magnitude" are supposed to sound romantic, but people just haven't taken to the show's particular brand of melodrama.