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I'm voting for 666 Park. Happened to turn it on for a few minutes and thought it was pretty terrible, John Locke notwithstanding. Not that familiar with the others, but if they are worse than this then I consider myself fortunate for missing them.
I know it was the highest rated new drama, so I believe it will get picked up for the season. If you didn't watch it yet, I suggest you do so. It's quite good.
NBC has already picked up Go On, Revolution, and New Normal for the full season -- 20+ episodes of each of them. Revolution, by the way, was the #15 show in all of TV last week in the 18-49 demo, a stunning accomplishment for a brand new 10pm drama. It is the highest rated new show of the season. Elementary is #2.
By the way, whether folks here like it or not, Last Resort is in some trouble. It only got a 2.2 rating in the 18-49 demo in its debut. That is not a good number, especially for a new show that does not have a loyal audience yet. We need to see how it does this week, but it could be in trouble.
666 Park Ave only scored a 2.1 in the demo, which is ever worse. I think it too will be short-lived.
-Jason "need to check the ratings on Mob Doctor... it is on life support" Evans
Made in Jersey looks terrible. I admit, that i did NOT even try it. A friend of mine watched and told me not to bother.
Rating were bad, too.
http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/09/29/ma...ersey-ratings/The drama opened to 7.7 million viewers and a very slight 1.1 rating among adults 18-49
My favorite in this competition is "The Neighbors". I recorded it last night and intended to watch it, but decided that I hadn't recovered sufficiently from the previous week's show so I just erased it.
One report on this week's ratings:
New comedy "The Neighbors" at 8:30 was down 38 percent from its series debut last week -- when it ran in a different time slot and had the benefit of a "Modern Family" lead-in -- posting a 2.0/6 and receiving 6.6 million total viewers.
The only thing that might keep it alive is the lead in from Modern family.
-Jason "Madman of the People was the #12 show on TV... and it got cancelled after less than a full season... being sandwiched between Seinfeld and ER will do that sometimes" Evans
-Jason "TV would be such a great medium for the season-long drama/mystery show... but no one does it that way" Evans
666 Park Avenue steps up into contention!
It pulled a poor 1.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic last night at 10pm. That was a steep drop from the 2.2 rating it got in its premiere a week ago. Even worse, 666 pulled in 5.08 million total viewers, so it is not even all that popular with old folks who fall outside the important 18-49 demo. Last week it debuted with 6.97 million total viewers, so this was almost a 30% drop. The only shows that had fewer than 5.08 million viewers on Sunday were Bob's Burgers and The Cleveland Show, both of which are animated comedies that do fairly well with the important 18-49 demo.
The real problem here is that ABC's Once Upon and Time and Revenge get fairly decent Sunday night ratings and 666 Park is just not holding their audiences at all. Revenge had 8.27 million viewers last night and got a 2.6 rating in the demo. 666 Park shed about 40% of Revenge's audience.
Still early, but I think 666 Park and Mob Doctor have to be two strong contenders right now. Mob Doctor's ratings are just horrid, but Fox is going to have baseball playoffs on Monday nights for the next few weeks, I think, so that may give Mob Doctor a reprieve long enough for it to not be the first cancelled show of the season.
Made in Jersey is getting bad ratings but I think it is safe for now because it airs on Friday, where network expectations are very low. It is scoring poor numbers in the 18-49 demo, but old folks are tuning in a bit so it may stick around. On Friday, networks can afford to be patient.
Partners had 5.7 million viewers this past week and a 2.1 rating in the demo. Wanna know why those numbers are awful? Because it is sandwiched between HIMYM (8.1 mil/3.3 rating) and 2 Broke Girls (9.2 mil/3.5 rating). When ratings go up-down-up for 3 shows, the one in the middle is in trouble.
NBC's biggest cancellation possibility is Animal Practice. It got a 1.3 rating in the demo and just 4.56 million viewers this past week. But it is in a brutal time slot against X-Factor and Survivor, so expectations have to be low. Also, it is not like the show had a huge slip from its premiere week, when it got a 1.4 rating/5.1 mil viewers. It is not like NBC's lineup is full of superstars so the network may give this sucker some time. Plus, NBC is so pleased with the ratings for Go On and Revolution, it may allow them to show some patience with other freshman shows.
-Jason "I know I voted for Mob Doctor, but now I am regretting not voting for 666 Park... maybe Terry O'Quinn/John Locke can join the cast of Revolution like all the other former Lost actors " Evans
Fox just picked up a full season order for Ben & Kate and The Mindy Project. So, if you thought either of those were contenders to be cancelled, think again. Revolution, Go On, and The New Normal got similar full season commitments from NBC last week.
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Yeah, it's pretty much the same police procedural with a gimmick ... a modern Holmes and Watson. But so far it's been well written and the characters are likeable. I'll keep watching until the writing declines ... or they cancel it.
That Friday lineup makes no sense anyway. Why put a lightly-toned legal show between an unwatchable CSI spinoff and a thinly-veiled (but watchable) Republican cop drama? Another unscripted reality show makes even less sense there.
Oh well. I can direct more misguided attention to The Mob Doctor when/if it returns after baseball, even if the awesome thing they did in the first episode (killing off the most annoying character, played by one of Hollywood's most annoying actors) was undone (by not actually killing him).
-Jason "should we keep this thread going, to track how other new shows are doing?" Evans