Do note that, for the few weeks until some of the more interesting summer broadcast show starts – well, until the one interesting summer broadcast show starts – these articles will be a lot snappier than usual. Under The Dome is set to premiere 24th June on CBS.
In a freakish display of consistency, both of the Monday originals Revolution and The Goodwin Games, scored the exact number they did last week. Revolution hit a 0.9 and Games a 0.6.
On Tuesday, The Voice scored a lower 3.2 as NBC drags the competition kicking and screaming into the Summer season. On ABC, the series finale of Body Of Proof aired to a 1.2. After a few weeks of shopping around, its reported to be incredibly unlikely that the Dana Delany-headed procedural will be picked up for another outlet.
ABC Wednesdays had a little more excitement, with the new, cancelled series Family Tools scored a series low at the beginning of the night with a 1.0. How To Live With Your Parents rose up a bit later to a 1.3.
For Brit foodies, the US adaptation of The Great British Bake Off, now called The American Baking Competition, premiered to no fanfare, leading the show to a dismal 1.0 rating. Unless word-of-mouth spreads, the comp show is another one-and-done summer reality show.
Speaking of good food, Hannibal‘s latest Thursday episode scored a 1.0. With a better timeslot and a little more advertising, the recently renewed killer show might be able to create some solid headway next season. But of course it won’t. More realistically, as the show is expected to return mid-season at earliest, the series might take over Dracula‘s Friday night slot, following Grimm.
Save Me, earlier in the night on NBC, scored a 0.6.
Due to the disaster in Oklahoma, Mike and Molly‘s finale was pushed back. The off-schedule episode, which was picked up as a rerun by many program guides, scored a 1.9.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday saw no scripted or noteworthy programming air at all.
See you next week with more ratings – I hope!