Saturday, October 3, 2009

Numbers of Interest - Television Ratings for Friday 10/02/09 - Dollhouse dead

Dollhouse will not get a second season. After a decent season premiere, the second episode of the season did even worse getting a pathetic .8, barely better than a CW repeat. If the show had kept stable at 1.0, there might have been a chance of renewal, but a weekly drop like that dooms the show. On the plus side, the episode coincided with the premiere of Stargate Universe which may have drew scifi fans away.

Fox didn't do any better with Brothers (.8) and Till Death (.8). Obviously Dollhouse doesn't have a good lead-in, but it should be able to attract viewers on its own.

CBS won the night with Ghost Whisperer (1.7), Medium (1.8) and Numb3rs (1.6) which still aren't big numbers. It's Fridays, so we can't expect much more. CBS seems set for Fridays for the year.

NBC did fairly well with Law & Order (1.2), Dateline (1.7), and The Jay Leno Show (1.5). L&O will probably not be renewed, but a 20 year run is good enough. Leno continues to do well when against light competition.

The ABC repeats were very interesting. FlashFoward tied with The Forgotten with 1.0. FlashForward did way better than The Forgotten for the first run yet tied with The Forgotten which bad horribly on the first run. Procedurals still do well under any circumstance.


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