I drew some criticism for adding ‘Fringe Fans Take Note’ to the headline of the Saturday ratings report. Some of it was even fair:
I’m sure your Saturday ratings report got more page views because of your headline. I can live with that.
What rubs me the wrong way is that you singled out Fringe. Fox’s Saturday lineup, including the repeat of Cops at 8:30, was higher-rated than a lot of shows last week. Your beloved Chuck was beaten by it, too. C’mon.
Indeed. While none of the other shows beaten by Cops are in great shape for renewal either, Fringe fans definitely shouldn’t feel alone. Below is a list of last week’s broadcast scripted originals from Sun-Fri that were beaten by or tied with the 1.9 adults 18-49 rating for the Cops repeat on Saturday.
It is not a tiny list. To keep it manageable I left off the CW shows since every one of them would’ve been on the list.
Beaten By (or tied with) Cops Repeat:
|Show||Net||L+SD 18-49 Rating|
|No Ordinary Family||ABC||1.4|
|Off the Map||ABC||1.7|
|Better With You||ABC||1.8|
|Brothers & Sisters||ABC||1.9|