HollywoodChicago.com RSS   Facebook   HollywoodChicago.com on Twitter   Free Giveaway E-mail   

TV News: ‘Terra Nova,’ ‘Hart of Dixie’ Ratings Disappoint; ‘2 Broke Girls’ Still Kicking

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly versionE-mail page to friendE-mail page to friendPDF versionPDF version
No votes yet

CHICAGO – The new FOX prehistoric series “Terra Nova” was a bit of a disappointment in its premiere episode Monday night, posting a 3.1 rating in the highly coveted 18-49 age group. The show premiered for two hours from 7-9 p.m. CST.

“Terra Nova,” a series about a family from the year 2149 that travels back 85 million years to try and rebuild civilization, was predicted to do much better in ratings. Only posting a 3.1 has to be disheartening for FOX considering there is usually a drop from series premieres to the weeks that follow. The show includes dinosaurs and plenty of visual effects and FOX is more than likely looking for a stronger viewership for a show that requires a higher budget.

Meanwhile, CW’s “Hart of Dixie,” starring Rachel Bilson, was disappointing as well, posting a weak 0.8 in adults 18-49. This marks the new show with the lowest series premiere in the network’s history. “Hart of Dixie” follows the new season premiere of “Gossip Girl,” which also only brought in a 0.8, down 20% from last season’s premiere episode.

The rookie show that showed the most life was one that actually dropped 37% from last week. CBS’s “2 Broke Girls” had a 4.5 rating in the 18-49 age category, leveling out after its big season premiere with a solid showing. If “2 Broke Girls” continues on with these ratings, CBS Monday’s, with “How I Met Your Mother,” “Two and a Half Men,” “Mike & Molly,” and “Hawaii Five-0,” will easily win out week to week.

Finally, on NBC, “The Playboy Club” dropped 19% to a lowly 1.3 rating in adults from 18-49. The drop was significant for the new show that barely posted decent ratings in its first week. The show played in the 9 p.m. CST time slot, after the reality competition “The Sing-Off,” which posted a series low 1.7 rating.

HollywoodChicago.com staff writer Tim Martens

Staff Writer

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent spam submissions.
seven * one =
Solve this math question and enter the solution with digits. E.g. for "two plus four = ?" enter "6".

User Login

Free Giveaway Mailing


  • Cher Show, The

    CHICAGO – Cherilyn Sarkisian… yes, that is her birth name… is the redoubtable Cher, and it’s perfect timing for her to have a jukebox musical tribute. “The Cher Show,” covering three eras/songs of the six-decade career of Cher, opens for a Chicago preview before its Broadway run, from June 12th through July 25th, 2018.

  • ThroatPunch

    CHICAGO – The provocative title of Sharon Krome’s new stage play, “ThroatPunch,” does not contain that particular fight technique. But it does have standout performances by the three person cast, as they make their way in Chicago, circa 1983, amid their emerging twentysomething punk rock attitude. The World Premiere of the show has a Thursday-Sunday run at the Chicago Mosaic School through June 3rd, 2018. Click here for more details, including ticket information.


HollywoodChicago.com on Twitter


HollywoodChicago.com Top Ten Discussions