The O.C. Inches Up
The TV ratings analysts are screaming at the Newport gang to start packing their trendy bags, but The O.C. has once again managed to gain viewers adding almost 200,000 people in its third airing this season. The low-rated drama is still in deep trouble - the ratings are hideous, but they have added viewers in each of the two installments this week following last week's disastrous season premiere. Take a look:
Thursday, November 2: 3,38 million
Wednesday, November 8: 3,53 million
Thursday, November 9, 3,71 million
Killing off Mischa Barton's annoying Marissa may have been too much to bear for her loyal fan base, but the simple fact of the matter is - the show is better than it has been in a very long time and we can only hope the old fans rediscover how cool Orange County is.
Unfortunately, the network has yet to announce whether it will give The O.C. another chance on Wednesday night, now that ABC's "Lost" is out of the way. For the time being, the next episode "The Metamorphosis" is scheduled to air on Thursday, November 16 at 9/8c in the drama's regular timeslot.