The ratings are in for Wednesday night, and it was definitely an interesting one when it came to some of what was happening on television. By and large, the presence of the Presidential debate negates what we have to talk about here with four out of the five broadcast networks featured here in the ratings minus the first hour of programming. With that being said, though, there is still plenty here worth talking about.
When it comes to ABC, we are mostly curious just how bad they feel about wasting their “Modern Family” post-premiere slot on “The Neighbors.” Why? It’s not a good show by any means, and it showed when almost 40% of its audience in the 18-49 demographic this week. Its 2.0 rating was pretty abysmal, and it puts the show already in line for a quick cancellation if it continues to drop. (“The Middle” fared slightly better with a 2.2.) The one bit of consolation this show has is that it is not on NBC, where “Animal Practice” and “Guys with Kids” continue to struggle, even if they did rise to 1.5 and 1.8 ratings versus where they were at this time a week ago.
Our two behemoths on the night continued to be “The X Factor” and “Survivor: Philippines,” and they were fairly steady with their ratings of 3.4 and 2.9 that will probably increase in the final figures (since that has been the trend lately). The only other new show on the night was the season premiere of “Supernatural,” and its 0.8 rating was pretty solid given the debate competition and the fact that most network shows fall year-to-year.
What show do you think will be canceled first: “Animal Practice” or “The Neighbors”?