Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A Word About The 2012 Mid-Season Follow Ups (Tuesday, January 10, 2012 Episodes)

I said I would come back with a follow up about Work It, the new disaster currently airing on ABC (for a few more weeks).  Well, here it is.  I have to make this really short, because I'm definitely not trying to pump this show up.  All ratings are supplied by TV by the Numbers.

Notable for not so good ratings:

Work It (ABC, not for long)

5.10 million Overall Viewers
1.6/4 in the 18-49 Demo

It lost 1/5th of its viewers in the 18-49 demo (also a little over 1 million overall viewers).  Man Up! had better ratings.  Man Up! didn't even get to air all of the finished episodes.  I have an over/under on 4 episodes of Work It airing before they can't take it anymore.  Either way, it doesn't look like this show will make it past the Super Bowl, as I predicted.

Body of Proof (ABC, 10pm ET)

6.92 million Overall Viewers
1.6/4 in the 18-49 Demo

The River lead in cannot get here fast enough, for this show, even though it had a slight increase in ratings from the previous week.  Stick a fork in it, it's done.  What a waste.

Parenthood (NBC, 10pm ET)

4.84 million Overall Viewers
1.8/5 in the 18-49 Demo

I said at the beginning of the season that this show needed to have a strong season to get a fourth.  It will only be at 51 episodes at the end of this season, which is a far cry from the 88 needed to get to syndication (over a full season and a half of episodes are needed to make it to 88).  I think the show's only real hope for continuation is based on the failure of most of the other series on NBC (a true possibility).  These numbers are really anemic, for Network TV, but people think it's really good, which is probably somewhat of a saving grace for it.

I'll have another one of these tomorrow, because there are some interesting things popping up on the schedule tonight.  Stay tuned.  Thanks for reading.

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