Update: Whats Been Going On

November 1, 2009 at 9:27 am Leave a comment

Well first of all sorry for having stopped writing for a while, but now I’m back to give just a few highlights on this seasons TV season it seems. If anyone has been following tvbythenumbers.com, they will now a hell of a lot about the new TV season in the US (and what cancelled shows will be on on Sci-Fi UK), but what new shows have been hits in the UK from abroad?

Well to begin if FIVE were happy before with The Mentalist (which fell towards the end of its run) then they should be exstactic about Flashforward’s ratings (which have been three times the networks average).Here are its ratings so far (P.S. * means that this ratings is overnight and may be adjusted to be more accurate later):

Episode 1:   4.10 million veiwers

Episode 2:   4.25 million veiwers

Episode 3:   4.13 million veiwers (All three of these airings have been num.1 on FIVE each week for most veiwers!).

– Note: The next episodes of Flashforward are overnight (so will most likely go up and were up against more competition)

Episode 4:   2.67 million veiwers

Episode 5:   2.66 million veiwers

So far Flashforward (if the ratings return to were they were before) could have a fighting chance at becoming 2009’s and even 2010’s highest US drama, beating out all other  previous winners ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’ and ‘Heroes’.

Stargate Universe seems to be a small hit for Sky1, with its October 13 airing drawing in 1 million veiwers, a feat only seen by LOST airings for Sky1. Also doing well on Sky1 are House and Bones which seem to be drawing lately veiwing figures of around 900,000 and Lie To Me with 750,000. Also Fringe fans will be happy to know that unlike in the US were veiwers are down a lot, in the UK veiwers are up 10% up versus last season’s average (with S2 premiere striking the 2nd highest airing Fringe has ever had) to 660,000 veiwers.

Sadly I’m not sure the same can be said for In Treatment, who on the week of Oct 12 – 18 only averaged 70,000 veiwers. However it was the top thing on SkyArts so I’m sure Sky can smile about something (especially considering that Grease the High School Musical went unnoticed by the veiwers).

Elsewhere Ugly Betty season 3 veiwers as it moves to E4, bringing with it a terrible 790,000 veiwers (at least for its Oct.13 airing), down 74% of its Season 1 average, down 62% of its season 2 average and down 67% from its season 3 premiere ratings – ouch! Not many veiwers seemed to want to follow Betty to E4, though to be fair it was a poorly advertised moved.

On Channel 4, True Blood premiered to 1.91 million veiwers, not a great feat (although Ugly Betty and Desperate Housewives also had additional airings to help them). However the show did keep 96% of its audience with 1.84 million veiwers tuning in for the next episode (other ratings I’ll fill in later).

For any other ratings just ask in the comments or email :).





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