Friday, February 17, 2012

TV Ratings Notes For February 14-16, 2012

Again, I have put off doing another ratings post, because, well, they're getting kind of boring for me.  That doesn't mean ratings are boring for me, it's just that writing about them is.  There is a pretty decent amount to talk about here, in a week that has been filled with series lows.  In fact, the across the board lows have the networks wondering exactly what's going on over at Nielsen.  I'll report as I've read, and not worry about any of the kind of strange speculation that has swirled around all of the strange drops, across the board.  As always, ratings are taken from TV by the Numbers.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012:

Notable for not so good ratings: 

Cougar Town (ABC, 8:30pm ET)

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

If these ratings stay the same, or drop further, next week, fans of this show can kiss its butt goodbye.  These numbers are comparable to several series that have already been canceled on ABC.  I can't imagine this would be an exception.

The River (ABC, 9pm ET)

4.960 million Overall Viewers
1.7/4 in the 18-49 Demo

It was DOA last week, and this week it has maggots seeping out of its flesh.  The saving grace for ABC is that the first (and only) season is only 8 episodes.

Body of Proof (ABC, 10pm ET)

6.260 million Overall Viewers
1.2/3 in the 18-49 Demo

Body of Proof is ABC's Harry's Law (NBC).  Those two shows couldn't be more canceled if they tried.  Episode 22 can't get here fast enough for ABC.  I would like to have Jack Klugman do a post-mortem on what went wrong with this show.  There are so many problems that he probably wouldn't be able to find an actual cause of death.

Wednesday, February, 15, 2012:

Notable for bizarre ratings:

Whitney (NBC, 8pm ET)

4.48 million Overall Viewers
1.7/5 in the 18-49 Demo

No folks, this show is not about that Whitney.  This was just another fake out on Revenge's night of the fake out.  I expect these ratings to drop right back down to a 1.5 or lower, next week, unless some of the accidental viewers actually enjoyed the show.  Is there really a chance of that?

Notable for not so good ratings: 

Are You There, Chelsea? (NBC, 8:30pm ET)

3.42 million Overall Viewers
1.4/4 in the 18-49 Demo

Stick a fork in this show.

Law & Order: SVU (NBC, 10pm ET)

5.90 million Overall Viewers
1.7/4 in the 18-49 Demo

Law & Order: Series Low strikes again.  I have heard rumblings and rumors about Law & Order: Criminal Intent possibly getting another shot.  As it is my favorite show in the franchise, I would have no objections.  I do think SVU needs to go away, and a large portion of its once large audience agrees with me.  I wouldn't mind SVU staying if Criminal Intent comes back, but if SVU goes, it's really just best to let the Law & Order franchise go.

Thursday, February 16, 2012:

Notable for not so good ratings:

30 Rock (NBC, 8pm ET)

3.604 million Overall Viewers
1.4/4 in the 18-49 Demo

NBC might give this show another season, but it absolutely does not deserve one at these ratings.  When you're competing with Are You There, Chelsea? for the worst rated sitcom on NBC, you should be in trouble, no matter how good people think you are.

The Office (NBC, 9pm ET)

4.339 million Overall Viewers
2.2/6 in the 18-49 Demo

This is NBC's highest rated sitcom.  That is really scary, both for NBC and The Office.  The audience is roaring at NBC for them to pack it in.  They've had enough.  How much lower will it go?  How much lower can it go, before it gets canceled?

Up All Night (NBC, 9:30pm ET)

3.011 million Overall Viewers
1.5/4 in the 18-49 Demo

Never has a show fallen so far, so fast.  If this show gets renewed, every executive, in charge of the decision to renew it, at NBC needs to be committed, and not in the way that Tyler from Revenge was.

As a final note, Grimm (NBC) reruns did not do well in the Thursday night at 10pm dead zone.  This does not bode well for Awake's prospects once it begins airing in March.  Speaking of which, the Pilot is now available on NBC's website.  I'm going to try to watch it today, and if it's worth writing about, I'll do a breakdown of it.  Thanks for reading.

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