Monday, April 27, 2009

Ratings Tank - It's not just Bones

Last Thursday night was officially the first night of May sweeps (why it started April 23rd, I don't know) and nearly every show was down dramatically, to seasonal, or even series, lows. Small Bones mention.

I sincerely hope it was a one-time thing. Hart Hanson sure has been bummed about it!

11 comments:

jenny said...

That sucks!This was probably the best episode of the whole season!!!
I can see that with two new episodes of shows that didn't air for a while what happened should be sort of expected but it's not fair!

Leanne said...

AS depressing as the news was, HH's twitter post made me laugh.

Stephanie said...

Yeah, Hart's post made me laugh, too. Glad to see it's not just Bones, but I was always proud of our show for doing so well last fall when nothing else was, so this is still depressing, haha. I can't wait till the Upfronts to see where Fox puts Bones next year.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't there some concern over the early airings in Canada and the numbers of folks who might have "watched" online vs broadcast? I thought I had read something about this but it hadn't been mentioned.

Jeannie said...

I was thinking the same thing, Anon, I wonder if he realizes that the Canadians airing it early makes for worse ratings.

Is that link spoiler free? Can I read that?

Rolywa said...

Interesting. You know if you go back and look at the ratings the top 20 shows used to pull just 8 years ago you would be amazed at how much all shows have declined (All shows used to range from 25 million to 15 million in the top 20...now 15 million would almost be a win). It seems network TV isn't what it used to be in general. People watch cable or just wait for shows on DVD.

Wendy said...

That one tweet is spoiler-free, but his entire feed is not.

Anonymous said...

*COULDN'T BE MORE SPOILERY*
DO NOT LOOK IF YOU DON'T WANT TO SEE.
SERIOUSLY DO NOT CLICK THIS LINK IF YOU ARE SPOILER FREE FOR THE FINALE!

http://foxflash.com/div.php/main/page?aID=1z2z2z43z5z6

Finale pics are up for those who wish to look.

Shep said...

Ack! Sorry. Please could you delete that last one Wendy! Wrong post!

Julia said...

I think the May Sweeps started early because Feb sweeps was basically skipped because of the switch to digital.
But as people have said above I'm glad bones wasn't the only show affected.

Dani said...

did anyone else read that Fox rejected President Obama's request for prime time airing next wednesday night WOOT for fox not screwing the next 3 eps of bones up

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