It’s not any surprise that ABC’s “V” pulled in a smaller ratings number for episode two; the size of the drop, however, is an entirely different story. The remake of the 1980s sci-fi phenomenon pulled in 10.6 million viewers on Tuesday night, including a 3.7 rating in the beloved 18-49 demographic. It’s a 29% decrease from the debut, which marks the steepest drop for any new show this fall.
However, it was almost expected that “V” would suffer a big hit considering that it is up against such competition as “NCIS” and “The Biggest Loser.” However, the show will need to keep the action going if they wish to stick around for the rest of the season. After an action-packed premiere, the show’s second episode seemed to stall at times in switching from one storyline to the next.
What did you think about the second episode of “V?”With such a strong cast full of genre veterans like Joel Gretsch and Elizabeth Mitchell, let’s hope they keep the writing strong moving forward. Let me know your thoughts with a comment and stay tuned for more TV news.
Second ‘V’ episode drops to 10.6 million
ABC’s V dropped over 3 million viewers for its second episode, overnight viewing figures show.
The 8pm instalment of the Elizabeth Mitchell-fronted sci-fi series pulled in 10.56m and came second in its timeslot. The first episode, which aired last week, drew a decent 13.95m.
Also on ABC last night, Dancing With The Stars logged 15.54m at 9pm and the 10pm In The Spotlight had 9.57m.
Source: Digital Spy
ABC’s V dropped 29% To A 3.7 adults 18-49 rating on Tuesday night. I’m checking, but that may be the largest % drop from a premiere to a second episode this fall. Even with that big drop, a 3.7 rating is very good. V is still likely to be ABC’s #3 show this week behind Desperate Housewives and Grey’s Anatomy, but where it settles is what matters, and that will likely not be known until it returns in the spring. For reference, for ABC scripted dramas the current “danger zone” is below a 2.7 rating.
As it has been this fall, CBS stayed atop the average ratings on Tuesday night with an overall 3.5 adults 18-49 rating, stretching its lead over ABC by a tenth of a point from last week as its shows held mostly steady. NCIS was down 2% to a 4.2 adults 18-49 rating. NCIS:LA was up 3% to a 3.7 rating and The Good Wife was flat, tieing its lowest series rating.
Even as V was sinking, buoyed by a Susan Boyle guest visit, Dancing With The Stars was up 10% from last week to a 3.4 rating. And an In the Spotlight with Robin Roberts special tallied a 2.4 rating, 26% better than last week’s results for the forgotten.
Winning the 9pm hour, NBC’s Biggest Loser was up 6% overall from last week to a 3.7 rating. And Tuesday’s continue to be The Jay Leno Show’s best night as it tallied a 1.9 rating, down 5% from last week.
For the CW, 90210 matched its season high for adults 18-49 with a 1.2 rating and had a 2.5 rating for women 18-34. The good news ends there however, as Melrose Place dropped back to a 0.7 rating for adults 18-49 (vs. .8 last week) and a 1.1 rating for women 18-34 vs. 1.4 last week. Next week Heather Locklear joins the sinking ship that is Melrose Place. Good luck with that.
Source: By The Numbers – Thanks Louise for the headup!
A big November Sweeps week was dominated by sports, with the Cowboys-Eagles game on Sunday Night Football being the most watched airing with adults 18-49, and game 6 of the World Series being the most-watched airing overall.
Meanwhile, V topped Grey’s Anatomy both with adults 18-49 and total viewers and with the return of a new episode, NCIS cleared the 20 million overall viewer mark yet again.
Weekly cable show ratings and overnight broadcast show ratings are also available.
Adults 18-49 viewing for the week ending November 8 2009 & Overall viewing (all ages 2+) for the week ending November 8, 2009:
Source: By The Number