Was the Return of ABC's "Six Degrees" Successful?
ABC added a love triangle, a hidden pregnancy, Josh Charles, and accelerated storytelling to its freshman drama "Six Degrees" hoping the changes would ignite J.J. Abrams' (Alias, Lost) series that many deemed slow and tedious. So was there Nielsen love when the show returned after a five-month hiatus on Friday?
How can I put this mildly? No. The drama's seventh episode scored only 4,59 million viewers, finishing the last in its timeslot losing almost 700,000 viewers who tuned in to see a Grey's Anatomy rerun at 8pm.
"Six Degrees" hit series low of 7,59 million viewers for its last all-new installment on November 2, 2006, a result so poor (given the show's 20+ million 'Grey's' lead-in audience) that the network instantly decided to put it on hiatus and replace it with "Men In Trees."
Scheduling a show on Friday nights is of course never a good sign, but losing additional 3 million viewers despite all changes that made the drama more "ABC friendly" is really a disaster. You may now add the show to those that won't make the cut for the 2007-2008 season.
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