So the latest ratings are out and…well TV isn’t doing well at all. I think most of us had a feeling that things were in trouble. There really weren’t a lot of shows people got excited about. But when you look at the ratings it really is bad.
If you like Once Upon a Time feel good because that shows almost certainly safe. Grimm. Well things look Grimm. The best it has to offer is that nearly all of NBC’s shows look bad except for The Voice.
Since most of the stuff on TV I can’t stand I’ll just focus on the shows I do like (or once liked).
House has had pretty bad ratings slips. So I assume it got worse after I stopped watching. It’s unfortunate but then honestly the show jumped the shark last season.
Alcatraz went from OK to death spiral. This last episode got a 1.9 rating which is nearly Fringe levels of watching. But this is an expensive show. I like the idea but they put the police procedural too front and center. It’s just not interesting enough. Plus the lead woman bugs me. We’ll see if they can pick it up. Really though the problem isn’t the concept – it’s the implementation of writing. Compare and contrast to Lost which it borrows a lot from. At this stage I’m pretty skeptical it’ll be renewed.
Speaking of Fringe how bad is it? It’s been doing 1.1’s. Yeah. That bad. I’ve really liked the show although I’m a little behind in episodes.
Walking Dead is surprisingly doing fantastic. I gave up on it long ago. But it’s getting network TV style ratings for the network. I think this is more because people want it to be good rather than it really having good writing. But that’s just me.
Justified? It’s the pinnacle of TV writing right now but isn’t getting the love it deserves. Probably not bad enough to be canceled but it’s been getting a 1.0 or lower for a while now. So a lot probably depends upon how expensive it is. Why is it the real good stuff is never popular enough?