The judgment in Fox's legal thriller Accused came to an end, but viewers in 13 countries apparently missed it due to a technical glitch.
Local commercials in 13 cities (or about 8 percent of the country) included most of the last three minutes of Accused's Sunday night premiere (which was given a primo, post-NFL playoffs time slot) according to our sister website Deadline.
For the final seconds after these 13 markets, viewers were returned to the program.
Nexstar, the affiliate organization that broadcasts the affected markets, said in a statement to Deadline. "It has been addressed, and we have taken steps to ensure that the issue does not happen again."
The defendant's actions were "negligent but not criminal," and as such, the doctor was remanded in their own custody. Or, you can find/watch the conclusion of the episode here on Hulu.
The aforementioned NFL divisional playoff match between the San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys averaged 34.4 million total viewers and a 9.1 demo rating from 7 to 10 pm ET. Accused retained 8.4 million and a 2.0, making it the highest-rated scripted broadcast debut in three years (since Fox's own 9-1-1: Lone Star) and the highest-rated scripted broadcast of the 2022-23 season — even surpassing Yellowstone's Season 5 premiere.
Accused Episode 2 premieres tonight in its usual Tuesdays-at-9/8c time slot, guest-stars Megan Boone, Aaron Ashmore of Locke & Key, and Stephanie Nogueras of Killing It. Marlee Matlin is the artistic director of the film.
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