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NBC's Face the Ace Dealt Poor Audience Numbers

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NBC poker/competition Face the Ace debuted with a paltry 1.57 million viewers and a 0.4 rating/2 share among adults 18-49 in the Saturday 9 p.m. hour on Aug. 1. 

Comparably, that finished in the distant last-place spot in the time period and retention in total viewers out of a repeat of Law & Order: Criminal Intent (Viewers: 2.26 million; A18-49: 0.4/ 2 at 8 p.m.) was 69 percent. 

It looks like Face the Ace might be facing the axe (or heading to NBC.com) sooner that it had hoped.