Thursday night’s TV ratings were bad; Friday, meanwhile, may as well be called the post-Valentine’s Day massacre. Things got very ugly on most of the networks as we saw at least two shows that are guaranteed to be canceled, The CW air a movie that nobody watched, and plenty of other shows that will be luckily to be renewed.
Let’s start with the guaranteed goners: “The Job” and “Touch.” Personally, we would not be surprised if both of them are off the air next week after drawing just 0.7 ratings in the 18-49 demographic. “Touch” was badly-promoted and even made “Fringe” look like a ratings monster, whereas the other series simply was not altogether interesting despite some of CBS’ best efforts.
The worst news here comes for the latter network, since it is clear that “The Job” is hurting “CSI: NY,” which fell down to a 1.2 rating. How quickly can “Undercover Boss” come back on the air? That’s the real question right now, since it, compared to this mess, is a ratings machine.
As for the shows on the bubble, that honor goes to “Last Man Standing,” (1.4), “Malibu Country” (1.1), and “Kitchen Nightmares” (1.1). The Tim Allen comedy may have the best shot of returning, simply since ABC could try to pair it up with a new comedy in the fall.
As for what actually did well last night, there’s not much. “Rock Center with Brian Williams” may have only drawn a 1.1, but this is a good rating by its standards and is faring pretty well on Friday nights. Meanwhile, “Shark Tank” once again was victorious with a 1.8, easily a strong-enough rating to keep it for a while.
What do you think about some of these terrible numbers? If you want to read our full “Shark Tank” review, you can do so over at the link here.