I initially was gonna make this largely about the new broadcast shows, but I realized much or most of that would end up being redundant with all the upcoming "First Two Weeks" posts, so I decided to look through some cable highlights of the last week and a half or so. The "week ending" guideline is even less accurate than usual, as three of these five actually happened on January 17. But anyway, here's your Ratings Five-Spot for the "week" "ending" January 16, 2011:
previous post than I could in these six lines. If that's tl;dr, the jist is that this fairly unassuming CW sitcom that got shoved out the door after three seasons because it didn't fit the network's vision suddenly quadrupled its audience in the transition to cable despite not airing an original in almost two calendar years. In a matter of hours we'll see just how big of a one-week fluke last Tuesday's result was.
Being Human - It was a very British Monday on cable TV, and that began at 9:00 on Syfy with the premiere of Being Human, a remake of the British show with the same name. It kicked off with 1.96 million viewers and a 0.8 demo. Could be better, could be worse, as this was a couple ticks below both the series and season 2 premieres of Warehouse 13 and would basically be about an average episode of that show, but it still had a stronger demo than other recent Syfy premieres like Caprica (0.4) and Haven (0.7).
More Five-Spots in the Index.