|Go On premiere||Week Two of Other Selected Comedies|
|3.4 (Tuesday 9/11/12 after 4.0 The Voice)||-29% (Community, 9/24/09) (3.8 -> 2.7) |
-22% (Outsourced, 9/30/10) (3.6 -> 2.8)
-30% (Mr. Sunshine, 2/9/11) (3.7 -> 2.6)
-24% (Whitney, 9/29/11) (3.3 -> 2.5)
I only included the week two comedies from last week's Go On post when they had pretty much the same lead-in both weeks. (Up All Night, which fell even more in a move from post-Got Talent down to 8:00, isn't so relevant.) Anyway, the point with these numbers is that we certainly shouldn't overreact to Go On's 3.4 demo premiere and declare it the next big hit. With that being said, I tend to think Go On may hold up a little better than those shows, at least for one week. Two reasons: 1) Last Tuesday's ep wasn't totally a premiere in the same vein. The pilot had aired three times already. And 2) A continued lack of competition can prop up ratings. It's got only the finale of struggling So You Think You Can Dance and low-rated repeats/specials in this slot.
By the way, new rule starting today: no entries accepted after 6:00am ET the morning after the date in the headline. Should've said something like this from the beginning. I think there have only been a couple entries so far that violated that, and I'll let those fly.