By Lynette Rice
Updated November 07, 2011 at 12:00 PM EST

Kelsey Grammer may be doing some of the best work of his career on Starz’ Boss but unfortunately, not a lot of folks are seeing it. The drama’s original episode on Friday only averaged 268,000 viewers — down 31% versus the week before, when it lured 391,000.

The show repeated at 10 and took in an additional 131,000, which is down 52% versus the week before when it averaged 274,000.

Starz has already renewed Boss for a second season before the first one started, a move that doesn’t always turn out well. The drama stars Grammer as the surly mayor of Chicago who privately suffers from a debilitating neurological disorder. Stay tuned.

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