Last night Fox didn’t show any new Glee, so it was a CW night all the way. Unfortunately the CW’s teen drama line-up is falling apart faster than Two and a Half Men.
TV by the Numbers recently published a post citing a large drop in The CW’s ratings. All CW shows are performing poorly — and by poorly, I mean worse than they usually perform.
Life Unexpected has already been cancelled (not that anyone cares). Hellcats, the show that once looked so promising – like a Bring It On meets High School Musical – has lost its following; their ratings are the second lowest on the network! They drew in about 0.6 adults 18-49, putting them in the “well they had a nice run” and “those uniforms were cute” territory.
Believe it or not, the title of third lowest ratings goes to Gossip Girl! And worse than being the third least watched show on the network is sharing this dishonor with 90210! Both shows nabbed only 0.7 ratings on Monday night (90210 actually had 1.44 million viewers while GG only had 1.38 million! Sad!).
This means that One Tree Hill — in its EIGHTH season — has higher ratings than Gossip Girl, The CW’s flagship show. Again, embarrassing.
This shouldn’t be surprising to any viewer. This season of Gossip Girl has been so dreadful –with weird characters and dismal story lines untrue to GG’s original “mission” (I’m looking at Dan and Blair) — that most fans, including yours truly, have stopped watching the show all together.
Still, it’s a little surprising that One Tree Hill‘s ratings stay so strong! Maybe it’s the constant influx of characters (including the kid from The Blindside?) that keeps things fresh for viewers?
Regardless of the bad ratings, according to TV by the Numbers, there is good news: because all of the shows are doing badly, it doesn’t spell absolute doom for any one show. Renewal vs. Cancellation depends upon the ratings between shows on the same network. So if they all stink, no one sinks!
Not sure this formula equates good television…
Do the sad, sad ratings of The CW surprise you? Are you hoping some shows will get the axe? What can we do to calm Miss Blair? Tell me in the comments!