"Men" did great ratings but I expected more and, truth be told, so did many in Hollywood...though the fragmented audience, this is darn good...football is off to a great ratings start in prime time...
Other notes on shows:
- "2 Broke Girls" got the biggest bump for a show many had under the radar, or not at all. But, the language and the over-used "pushing the envelope" is iffy on this one. But, at 19 mil., we can't argue yet until the third episode. Why the third? "Men" is no longer on the "reboot" as the two-parter is done.
- I did not like "Up all Night" or "New Girl" and wanted to like both of them. The use of a non studio audience hurt on this and yet, the tried and true studio audience, can hurt many shows. Hmmm. I like Zoey and Christina very much and want them in a show...tweak these puppies and we will see. Of both of them, there numbers were about the same for the first show (10-11 mil) but that was good for "New Girl" but not for "Up." When the show is on and what is it up against does matter.
- Wow, the new season started with low numbers for shows, favs and all, until CBS started up with their reliable dramas. Plus, "Unforgettable," a risky title, got 14 mil out of the gate.
- I love "The Ringer" on the CW. Check that one out.
- A weak double "Modern Family" surprised me since it is fresh off their Emmy win for Best Comedy.. Weak as in the show, that is. "The Middle" is one show I hope more people start watching. Oh, it's on before "Modern Family." The ratings were fine at 14-15 mil., however. "The X Factor" opened weak with 12 million. No spin here, that was bad.
- Meanwhile, "Roseanne's Nuts" is axed and "Up All Night" already a bubble show as is "Parenthood," which spent last year there as well.