Tuesday, January 15, 2008

High Ratings for Terminator


Hmmmm Looks like a few other folks enjoyed the premiere.

From Superheroflux here
Even without Arnold, the Terminator franchise is most certainly back.

According to Variety, the premiere episode of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles scored the highest opening-night ratings of any new show in three years. The show nabbed an outstanding 7.6 rating/18 share amongst the 18-49 adult demographic, and scored 18.3 million viewers for the show's debut, according to the Nielsen ratings service. The scripted show's success only accentuates the need for scripted programming while the networks try to make due with reality programming during the writers' strike.

Speaking of the strike, it conversely affected another program this week as well. NBC's hour-long telecast of the Golden Globes annoucement was trounced in the ratings with a 1.7/4 in demographic and drawing just 5.8 million viewers. The announcement special came in lieu of the Writers Guild of America and Screen Actors Guild both boycotting the normal two-hour telecast.


Hey FOX give the writers a good deal so we move on and ensure that Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles doesn't end up with crappy scripts that doom the show.

-Swinebread

5 comments:

Doctor Smoke said...

pay the writers.. svae the series...

Doctor Smoke said...

save... goddamit, I meant SAVE.

guh.
that's totally ruined the dramatic effect I was going for.

Dean Wormer said...

Missed the second episode.

I hope it gets a better slot than 9:00 o'clock. That's my bedtime.

Nick said...

You'd think one of the network heads would have the idea of:

"Hey if we make peace with the writers now we could totally whoop the other three networks' behinds with original well-written programming"

....but maybe that's giving them too much credit.

Swinebread said...

Dr. S - Yes Pay the writers!

Dean - well if it was on any earlier I'd not get to watch it at all. As it is, I'm gonna miss the 1st half hour.

Nick - FOX is missing a big opportunity here.