Here's your Ratings Five-Spot for the week ending February 6, 2011:
looked good out of the gate and kept the hype machines at almost full force for week two. Then came the week three drop. Parks hit a 2.4 demo, down 25% from the two-weeks-ago premiere and worryingly retaining less than two-thirds of the Office demo. Fringe got a 1.9 its first two weeks but (perhaps with the return of Supernatural factoring in) dropped off three tenths in its third Friday ep. I'd say if they're not in danger yet, they're getting close.
rundown of Super Bowl/Glee facts yesterday goes into much greater detail than I can in this little space, but here's the quick summary: Super Bowl was the most-watched thing in the history of ever (up 4% in viewers, 3% in demos from last year), while Glee had fairly "meh" raw numbers by lead-out standards and pretty bad retention percentages. The true question for Glee is whether it grows as a result of this (most shows don't), and we'll get some answer to that question later today.
Though I did sorta see this coming during the game...) I won't count it out entirely, as the premiere number is still better than all but one Lie to Me in the hour this season and obviously worlds better than Lone Star, but it's not a very good starting place.
More Five-Spots in the Index.