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Heading into the third week of the 2011-12 TV season, the new crop of broadcast dramas appears to be dying on the vine.
Programs that got off to a healthy start during premiere week wilted the second time around, and shows that stumbled at the gate did even worse in their return dates. Most recently, the promising Pan Am on Sunday night plummeted 28 percent from its debut deliveries, averaging 7.75 million viewers in ABC’s 10 p.m.