Each hour of the two episode season finale of Touch drew a preliminary 1.3 adults 18-49 rating down from the 1.7 adults 18-49 rating for its penultimate episode. The drop itself isn’t really surprising considering Touch had a week off and didn’t have American Idol around to pump it up.
Those numbers look pretty bleak, but it’s not like Fox didn’t see it coming having already slated Touch for Fridays at 8pm in the fall. Last night’s 1.3 adults 18-49 rating does beg the question of how far Touch’s ratings will fall on Fridays and whether it will be able to better Fringe. Indeed, Fringe fans may be playing the “its lead-in is dragging it down!” Fan Excuse Bingo square in its final season.