TV Ratings: New ABC Comedies Bomb; CW's Geek Scores
Ratings are back on Televisionista as broadcast networks in the US aired quite a bit of first-run original programming Wednesday night. New ABC comedy line-up premiered with disappointing results and CW's Ashton Kutcher-produced Beauty and the Geek was back with a bang.
Jim Belushi's "According to Jim" opened the night for ABC with lackluster 7,35 million viewers and from that moment on it all went downhill.
Formerly "Let's Rob Mick Jagger", now "The Knights of Prosperity" (perhaps the rocker changed his mind about giving consent to such title) premiered at 9pm with a mere 7,18 million.
Critically-bashed "In Case Of Emergency" then premiered at 9:30 with 6,29 million.
Keep in mind that these are inflated numbers as new episodes of CBS's "Criminal Minds" and FOX's juggernaut "American Idol" are soon expected to crush all competition in their path.
That is not a very promising lead-in for the soon-to-move "Lost" at 10pm.
Elsewhere, our beloved "Friday Night Lights" did not do much better in it's new timeslot on Wednesday at 8. The show averaged 6,27 million viewers, on a par with recent Tuesday figures.
We might as well enjoy it while it lasts - the second season renewal does not seem very likely at this point.
Finally, The CW has something to celebrate. The 2-hour premiere of the returning reality contest "Beauty and the Geek" opened at 8pm with a little over 4 million viewers, and then grew as the evening went on, breaking the 5 million mark by 9pm.