Remember just a matter of two weeks ago, when everyone was lauding the big ratings that “Super Fun Night” had drawn in the premiere? Well, the show now appears to be heading in a direction that “Cougar Town,” “Happy Endings,” “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23,” and “How To Live With Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life)” all know very well: Losing a big chunk of the lead-in, and eventually getting canceled for it.
Last night, the 2.1 that “Super Fun Night” drew was almost half of the 4.0 for “Modern Family,” and the feeling here is that ABC is hoping to find a show that can draw somewhere close to a 3.0 and at least keep around 75% of the previous show’s fans still engaged. The problem? This network just has not had that sort of killer property, and they made a big mistake in scheduling this year. If we were them, we would have opted to put “The Goldbergs” on at 8:30 rather than airing it after “Agents of SHIELD,” a show that it has nothing in common with. This would have at least given it more of an opportunity to shine, and we feel like for 9:30 shows that people only stop watching if they have no vested interest whatsoever. After all, there’s not much else that you can turn to before 10:00 arrives.
Even with all of this, “Super Fun Night” may still last longer than “Back in the Game,” which is bringing in a lower rating in a 1.8 However, it is doing this with a much smaller lead-in, and you have to wonder whether or not this baseball show would have a better shot if it was airing at a different time somewhere else.
Ultimately, Rebel Wilson is funny. She is just saddled here with a ridiculous show that, like with “Ironside” over at NBC, is probably not going anywhere. It will likely be around still for the full season, but we don’t know if it has a life any longer than that.
What do you think: Have viewers already figured out that there is not that much to enjoy when it comes to “Super Fun Night”, even with Wilson’s talent attached to it? Be sure to share below!