The Cape is gone and "The Event" is back in its original timeslot; i thought it would be interesting to see what are the ratings for the return of The Event.
Source : http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/
The ratings for The Event are awful; 1.4 rating in 18_49 adult demographic is down 26% from the 1.9 November rating. This rating is well below the renewall bar and doesn't bode well for the future of the show. It is very likely the ratings will continue to fall in the forthcoming weeks.
Fringe for example did very good for two weeks when it returned on Friday night, then dropped hard. But that was not the case here since The Event fall from the start, hence my pessimism for the newt weeks, especially for a serialized show.
Here is what Robert Seidman, "ratings expert" at tvbythenumbers said a few days before The Event returned :
I think it’s a fairly safe bet that The Event will return to better numbers than The Cape had been pulling at 9pm (last week, a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating), and that should be good news for Harry’s Law which also benefits Monday night because Hawaii Five-0 and Castle are repeats.
As far as ratings predictions, my guess is that over the two hours, The Event will average a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating.
Well, The Event ratings are better than The Cape ratings but not that much and if the trend goes on, The Event could very well fall under 1.0 in 18-49 demo. As for the 2.0 Seidman predicted, he was completely wrong. He conducted a poll asking his readers "How Will 'The Event' Rate In Its Return? " and the most voted option was <1.7 26.27%. Looks like his readers are smarter than him.
More, these ratings were obtained while CBS competitors "How I Met Your Mother" and "Two and a Half Men" were repeats.
Notice that The Cape pulled three 1.2 ratings in a row and 4 millions viewers, meaning it had bottomed; i'll keep an eye on The Event ratings to see if it can break The Cape numbers.