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Jericho Nielsen Ratings -- Not So Good

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February 13th, 2008

We're still waiting on total viewer information as well as 18-49 demographic viewers, but the season two premiere of Jericho performed very poorly. While we don't have enough data to be absolutely definitive, we have enough where the TVbytheNumbers.com magic 8 ball is saying "all signs point to cancel".

It performed dead last in the 10pm slot in terms of HH ratings in the overnights with a 4.1. A new Boston Legal had a 5.2 and a rerun of Law & Order: SVU had a 6.3 and won the time slot. I'm sure there will be huge talk about DVR numbers, the numbers being off because downloads leaked early, etc, but that's just talk. Jericho has a loyal following, but that loyal following is NOT 10 million strong sadly, or even close.

By way of comparison Jericho made its season one debut on 9/20/2006 with a 7.6 HH rating. The season one finale on 5/9/07 had a 5.2. So a 4.1 really bites (the L&O: SVU rerun outperormed it by more than 50%!)

Sorry to be the bringer of bad news, but that news looks bad. Viewer and 18-49 data are now up: things looked a little better with the viewer and demo info, but still not great.

Jericho Fans, You can get a widget with the latest Jericho ratings to put on your webpage here.

 
  • Danielle

    This is so depressing. As much as I wish another network would pick up Jericho, I think it might just be too expensive. Not that I know much about how these deals work. I wanted Firefly to get picked up by Sci Fi too, and I wanted The Black Donnelly's to get picked up by HBO (yeah, I always seem to fall in love with the Underdog).

    I've just never really seen it happen (or has it happened and I just didn't notice?)

    Oh Jericho, couldn't you have sucked this season so I didn't care if you were cancelled.

  • Danielle

    This is so depressing. As much as I wish another network would pick up Jericho, I think it might just be too expensive. Not that I know much about how these deals work. I wanted Firefly to get picked up by Sci Fi too, and I wanted The Black Donnelly’s to get picked up by HBO (yeah, I always seem to fall in love with the Underdog).

    I’ve just never really seen it happen (or has it happened and I just didn’t notice?)

    Oh Jericho, couldn’t you have sucked this season so I didn’t care if you were cancelled.

  • Phil

    So, I was doing a search on Google and came across this Jericho post. I skimmed through the supplementary text, and I read “crap like Friday Night Lights and Arrested Development.” I think “that can’t be right, no one’s that much of an idiot.” So I click this link to check the context of the post. Turns out, someone is that much of an idiot.

  • Phil

    So, I was doing a search on Google and came across this Jericho post. I skimmed through the supplementary text, and I read “crap like Friday Night Lights and Arrested Development.” I think “that can't be right, no one's that much of an idiot.” So I click this link to check the context of the post. Turns out, someone is that much of an idiot.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    Just noting –because there are some sensitive Jericho fanboys today that *I* didn’t post the comment saying FNL and Arrested Development were crap. I haven’t ever watched FNL (it’s on the ‘to do’ list) and I liked Arrested Development.

    I’m only an idiot for predicting from the very first airing of season 2 that Jericho would be cancelled. :)

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    Just noting –because there are some sensitive Jericho fanboys today that *I* didn't post the comment saying FNL and Arrested Development were crap. I haven't ever watched FNL (it's on the 'to do' list) and I liked Arrested Development.

    I'm only an idiot for predicting from the very first airing of season 2 that Jericho would be cancelled. :)

  • judy price

    I don't get it I am so sick of turning the tv on to see law and order on what seems to be 24/7.I like Jerico and got my husband to watch it too. I hope A&E picks it up or another network PLEASE!!!

  • judy price

    I don’t get it I am so sick of turning the tv on to see law and order on what seems to be 24/7.I like Jerico and got my husband to watch it too. I hope A&E picks it up or another network PLEASE!!!

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