Thursday, October 12, 2006
One of the ironies this season was all of the new shows that featured numbers in their titles. The other irony is that they are all underperforming. Last night, NBC's 30 ROCK and TWENTY GOOD YEARS were the latest TV casualties with a 5.5 and 4.7, respectively. But given NBC's weak line-up of BIGGEST LOSER and KIDNAPPED it comes as no surprise. What DOES surprise is the night's other ratings flop, THE NINE, which follows the mega-successful LOST on ABC. THE NINE only mustered up a 5.7 losing more than half of LOST's audience. ABC had similar results with SIX DEGREES following GREY'S ANATOMY. Don't expect either show to make it to season 2. Also losing ground each and every week is NBC's STUDIO 60 ON THE SUNSET STRIP - a boring, talky, too-serious it sucks look inside the workings of an SNL-like series. The real bummer for me is 30 ROCK. I want that little show to succeed, and I only hope NBC stands by it and gives it another shot somewhere else on their schedule. Then again, with so few success stories for NBC maybe they will. Also look for NBC's 1 VS 100 to premiere tomorrow night.