TV debut of biopic on ex-Fox News boss Roger Ailes a ratings flop: report
Former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes (Screen cap via Bloomberg)

The television debut for Divide & Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes flopped on A&E, Deadline Hollywood reported Tuesday.

"Divide & Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes notched 228K viewers in its debut on A&E Sunday night – the cable net’s second smallest primetime audience of 2019 to date," the website reported.

"That includes 52K viewers in the 18-49 demo," Deadline continued. "In the older news demo, viewers aged 25-54 years old, the Roger Ailes biopic clocked 74K viewers," they added.

Compared to what A&E usually averages, the film, which had a theatrical release last year, bombed when it aired on television Sunday evening.

"That’s 66 percent shy in total viewers, and 77 percent in the news demo, and 80% in the demo compared to the network’s averages in the timeslot calendar year to date," Deadline noted.

A different Roger Ailes related film, as of yet untitled, was just given a release date of Dec 20th, 2019, per reports.

Read Deadline's report here.