Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Cancellation Watch: The Following Gets a Following with Debut, but Can It Keep It?
On Sunday night, ABC's Once Upon A Time took a pretty major hit to its ratings for the second week in a row. Two Sundays ago it was the Golden Globe Awards beating up on the show and this past Sunday the NFC playoffs stole away viewers as the show only pulled a 2.4 rating in the 18-49 demo and 7.7 million total viewers. That's a series low, but I expect it to rebound. Once Upon A Time will take a two week break (possibly in part to avoid the inevitable drubbing from the Super Bowl it would get on Feb 3rd) and it should be back up close to its season average of a 3.2 rating when it returns.
This week has had a delay in the ratings results because of the MLK holiday, so the numbers for the Monday cable broadcasts are not available yet. Watch for the numbers on those and the rest of this week's shows at the Cancellation Watch Twitter Site and you can see the Cancellation Alert status of all the shows currently airing plus the final results from prior seasons at my Cancellation Watch page. And for questions on how the ratings work and my Cancellation Alert statuses, you can see the Cancellation Watch FAQ.
Ratings Source: TV by the Numbers
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