Ratings: ‘Big Brother’ solid; ‘American Gothic’ holds; ‘Wayward Pines’ rises


Is there hope for a third season of “Wayward Pines,” after all? A couple of weeks ago, we were not feeling particularly optimistic about the show’s odds for a number of different reasons, whether it be the show’s creative or the declining ratings versus season 1.

Well, things are starting to turn around in both ways. For one, we think that the quality of the show has improved, other than of course the idea that the majority of the town’s residents seem to be completely out of their mind. Ratings-wise, the show has leveled off to a certain extent. The new installment that aired on Fox Wednesday night rose to a 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic; while that’s not a tremendous number by any means, this plus DVR ratings should be at least a stepping stone to getting the series a third season. There is still work to be done, though, so there aren’t exactly any guarantees.

Elsewhere on the night, “MasterChef” (1.1) was steady, and “Big Brother” (1.8) improved on its most-recent outing Sunday, even if this was a decrease from the premiere last week. At least the improvement is enough for us to know that the show is not necessarily going into the tank.

One other interesting thing to note here is that “American Gothic” kept the entire 0.7 rating it scored last week. We’re not entirely sure that this is the sort of show fighting for another season, but those who worked on it can at least feel optimistic now that Fox will air the full season.

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