TV Ratings: "Back to You" Hot; "Gossip Girl" Not
Kelsey Grammer's ("Frasier") new old-school style comedy "Back to You" got off to a great start last night on FOX winning its 8pm timeslot with 9.44 million viewers. Meanwhile, The CW's hot new soap "Gossip Girl" kicked things off on a disappointing note.
The sitcom managed to beat CBS' controversial new reality show "Kid Nation" (9.07 million) which, given all the publicity, should have generated stronger numbers.
Josh Schwartz's ("The O.C.") new soap "Gossip Girl" (3.65 million) lost a great chunk of its "America's Top Model" lead-in audience (5.15 million). Although that's on a par with what "One Tree Hill" used to average in the timeslot, the expectations were higher.
Next week, ABC unleashes its "Grey's Anatomy" spin-off, while NBC launches a re-imagined "Bionic Woman," so those numbers may go down.