TV Ratings:"Cane" Hits Series Low
Bad news for CBS. The network's highest rated new series "Cane," which has been on the decline since its premiere, hit series low last night pulling in only 8.5 million viewers and scoring a very low 2.2 rating in the 18-49 demo. Is that an axe I see sharpening?
Last year the network canceled its Ray Liotta-fronted thief drama "Smith" after only 3 airings which averaged 9.7 million viewers ("Cane" aired a 4th installment last night). The networks are a little reluctant to pull the plug this year because of the impending writers' strike.
CBS' sister network The CW, on the other hand, had something to smile about. Its suddenly promising line-up of "Beauty and the Geek" and "Reaper" was up almost half a million viewers over last Tuesday.
Cavemen (6.92 million)
Carpoolers (6.96 million)
Dancing with the Stars (17.03 million)
Boston Legal (10.22 million)
NCIS (17.40 million)
The Unit (12.27 million)
Cane (8.50 million)
Dateline Special (5.93 million)
The Biggest Loser (6.90 million)
Law & Order: SVU (12.54 million)
American League Championship Baseball Series (11.71 million)
Beauty and the Geek (3.55 million)
Reaper (3.25 million)