Ratings: ‘The Good Wife’ season 4 hits low … but why?

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The Good Wife“The Good Wife” season 4 has vastly improved following the great Kalinda disaster of fall 2012, but sadly, some of the viewers that may have been scared away during that time are still not back.

For whatever reason, Sunday night’s all-new episode, its first following a week off for the AFC Championship Game, drew only a 1.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic. This is the lowest rating the show has ever received for a new episode, and the troubling thing is that it happened on a night where there was not extremely heavy competition. There was no new “Revenge” on ABC, and the Pro Bowl over on NBC (with its 3.3 rating) is hardly the monster of even a regular-season football game. Like “The Good Wife,” its odds of being canceled are probably increasing as time goes by.

So are Alicia Florrick’s days really numbered? This may be the perfect time for the fans to start really campaigning, as you do not want to wait to the last minute to fight to keep a show on CBS alive. They have been known to be rather cutthroat when it comes to ending drama series without warning, with one of the best examples of that being “CSI: Miami” just last year. The ratings will likely go up when “The Amazing Race” returns next month, but personally the way we see the script playing out for this show at the moment is that it could move to Fridays in order to replace the withering “CSI: NY,” and the network will try to give this timeslot (which is prime real estate to other networks, especially with football overruns) to something that can draw younger eyes.

Why do you think “The Good Wife” is struggling: is it just the result of being on the air for a few years, or do you think that some fans have not forgiven the show for the Kalinda-and-Nick story? If you want to check out some more new casting scoop on the show, you can do so over at the link here.

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