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Early Jericho Numbers: Not Good News, But..

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March 19th, 2008

Lennie James as Robert Hawkins on Jericho...we weren't expecting any at this point, were we?  I'm sad to say I wasn't, but I'm sorry the news isn't better. 

Jericho did a 3.3/6 (household rating/share) in the early overnight numbers.  Things got a little worse than last week.  I have no idea whether that plays into which episode CBS airs on 3/25 or not at all.  It was better than Big Brother's 3.2/5, but a lot worse than the repeat of NCIS which did a 6.9/11.

Viewer numbers and the 18-49 demo will be posted in the normal overnight ratings post. 

 
  • brandon (louisville,ky)

    why is that Cbs doesnt understand that the lead in and the timeslot kills good shows. If this show was on friday or saturday it would get much better ratings. This is some of the best television i’ve ever seen yet we have to put up with bad decisions by a network that keeps making them.

  • brandon (louisville,ky)

    why is that Cbs doesnt understand that the lead in and the timeslot kills good shows. If this show was on friday or saturday it would get much better ratings. This is some of the best television i've ever seen yet we have to put up with bad decisions by a network that keeps making them.

  • Danielle

    Friday and Saturday nights are the least watched nights of televsion. If they wanted the show to do go, they’d put it in a 8 or 9pm timeslot and not up against something crazy like Lost or American Idol.

    I wasn’t expecting much rating wise but that doesn’t mean I wasn’t hoping. Maybe CBS will surprise us, but I doubt it.

  • Danielle

    Friday and Saturday nights are the least watched nights of televsion. If they wanted the show to do go, they'd put it in a 8 or 9pm timeslot and not up against something crazy like Lost or American Idol.

    I wasn't expecting much rating wise but that doesn't mean I wasn't hoping. Maybe CBS will surprise us, but I doubt it.

  • andrew

    At this point, everybody is going to be losing to Fox. CBS better do what The CW has already done; wise up. Wise up and realize that they’re numbers for other shows, like Ghost Whisperer and Numbers, are almost on par with Jericho, so what is the big deal? Either way, they’re not going to top Fox, so they might as well get over it.

  • andrew

    At this point, everybody is going to be losing to Fox. CBS better do what The CW has already done; wise up. Wise up and realize that they're numbers for other shows, like Ghost Whisperer and Numbers, are almost on par with Jericho, so what is the big deal? Either way, they're not going to top Fox, so they might as well get over it.

  • Guess Who

    People now blame Jericho’s lead in? Why does Jericho keep losing viewers? You mean to tell me if they dont watch Big Brother they dont watch Jericho? I though Jericho viewers were supposed to be more than robot sheep?

    Alot of military families I know were totally appalled at last weeks Fallujah 2004 re-enactment and some said the producers have really wrecked Jericho. Much of Jerichos Season 1 fan base was likely conservatives and military families (usually conservative). The whole Kansas = Iraq thing was a big mistake. Many have grown weary of looking at Jericho through the eyes of the MoveOn.org/Daily Kos lefties with their grossly distorted view of what US troops are doing in Iraq. On Jericho US troops are either portrayed as zombie corporate drones at the “Beck” and call of corporate America or “middle management” as Jake Green snarked last night.

  • Guess Who

    People now blame Jericho's lead in? Why does Jericho keep losing viewers? You mean to tell me if they dont watch Big Brother they dont watch Jericho? I though Jericho viewers were supposed to be more than robot sheep?

    Alot of military families I know were totally appalled at last weeks Fallujah 2004 re-enactment and some said the producers have really wrecked Jericho. Much of Jerichos Season 1 fan base was likely conservatives and military families (usually conservative). The whole Kansas = Iraq thing was a big mistake. Many have grown weary of looking at Jericho through the eyes of the MoveOn.org/Daily Kos lefties with their grossly distorted view of what US troops are doing in Iraq. On Jericho US troops are either portrayed as zombie corporate drones at the “Beck” and call of corporate America or “middle management” as Jake Green snarked last night.

  • Guess Who

    Look at NCIS – a military legal show. Scoring triple Jerichos numbers while doing up against the American Idol juggernaut. That speaks volumes. NCIS has no lead in at all and competing against the highest rated show on TV.

  • Guess Who

    Look at NCIS – a military legal show. Scoring triple Jerichos numbers while doing up against the American Idol juggernaut. That speaks volumes. NCIS has no lead in at all and competing against the highest rated show on TV.

  • Sam

    NCIS is not a show that requires weekly viewing, its a show that random families can tune into at random times without being lost. Jericho is a continous storyline, which means it wont get as many viewers as NCIS

  • Sam

    NCIS is not a show that requires weekly viewing, its a show that random families can tune into at random times without being lost. Jericho is a continous storyline, which means it wont get as many viewers as NCIS

  • I already told you who I am

    And NCIS is on at 8:00, so lawers and military people that wake up at 5:00 can watch it.

  • I already told you who I am

    And NCIS is on at 8:00, so lawers and military people that wake up at 5:00 can watch it.

  • Danielle

    Wow a show about lawyers, I'm so surprised its doing well in the ratings.

    Wow, I totally don't agree with anything you have to say. I prefer season 2 to season 1 wholly and completely.

    And for the record, there are no US Troops on Jericho. There are Allied States Troops, but no US Troops. Jericho's citizens is fighting to not loose the United States of America.

  • Danielle

    Wow a show about lawyers, I’m so surprised its doing well in the ratings.

    Wow, I totally don’t agree with anything you have to say. I prefer season 2 to season 1 wholly and completely.

    And for the record, there are no US Troops on Jericho. There are Allied States Troops, but no US Troops. Jericho’s citizens is fighting to not loose the United States of America.

  • Guess Who

    NCIS isnt a serial drama. True. But a solid 8 million fans watched Season 1 of Jericho. Now its down to around 5 million or so. 2-3 million hard core fans of Season 1 abandoned ship. Had Jericho held those 8 million (along with budget cuts) chances of a Season 3 would be decent. As it, its Toast.

    While a lead in show can explain Jericho not GAINing viewers, it cant explain why the existing fan base is melting away like an ice cube in the hot sun. Obviously many Season 1 fans simply dont like what Season 2 has become. Im still watching, but many other I know quit as far back as episode 2. I feel like Leonardo DiCaprio on the Titanic when the stern of the ship rose high into the air and then began the final dive into the deep. Im going down with the ship! Yeeeeeeeee Hawwwwwwww!!! That darn nuke better actually explode. Maybe the hand of God could come out of the sky like in the closing scenes of Stephen Kings THE STAND and detonate the nuke with Jake and Hawkins strapped to crosses by the evil Tomarchio/Valente.

  • Guess Who

    NCIS isnt a serial drama. True. But a solid 8 million fans watched Season 1 of Jericho. Now its down to around 5 million or so. 2-3 million hard core fans of Season 1 abandoned ship. Had Jericho held those 8 million (along with budget cuts) chances of a Season 3 would be decent. As it, its Toast.

    While a lead in show can explain Jericho not GAINing viewers, it cant explain why the existing fan base is melting away like an ice cube in the hot sun. Obviously many Season 1 fans simply dont like what Season 2 has become. Im still watching, but many other I know quit as far back as episode 2. I feel like Leonardo DiCaprio on the Titanic when the stern of the ship rose high into the air and then began the final dive into the deep. Im going down with the ship! Yeeeeeeeee Hawwwwwwww!!! That darn nuke better actually explode. Maybe the hand of God could come out of the sky like in the closing scenes of Stephen Kings THE STAND and detonate the nuke with Jake and Hawkins strapped to crosses by the evil Tomarchio/Valente.

  • andrew

    Oh, so you mean to tell me that all of those “military families” that have been watching have watched all of Season 1 and all of the current season before passing their judgment on last week's episode?

    Your statements are not only based on skewed perceptions, but stereotypical in regards to families in the military. I hardly see how a military family can be conservative if they're willing to send one of their own to their death sentence thanks to President Bush, who gets to sit up in the White House and watch Priscilla Presley, who looks like she's been sucking on lemons to keep her face tight, on Dancing with the Stars as young men and women are losing their lives for a war that's foundation is as shaky as the president when he chokes on a damn pretzel.

    You speak as those you're speaking for everyone when you're only speaking for yourself. It's a TV show. If you're going to compare television with real life every time you turn it on, then you shouldn't be watching. Or, maybe you just can't handle the fact that there's an honest show on television that isn't afraid to go there. So, why don't you go go be the drone and tune into American Idol and all the worthless s*it on television that doesn't require you to think because obviously, you don't.

  • andrew

    Oh, so you mean to tell me that all of those “military families” that have been watching have watched all of Season 1 and all of the current season before passing their judgment on last week’s episode?

    Your statements are not only based on skewed perceptions, but stereotypical in regards to families in the military. I hardly see how a military family can be conservative if they’re willing to send one of their own to their death sentence thanks to President Bush, who gets to sit up in the White House and watch Priscilla Presley, who looks like she’s been sucking on lemons to keep her face tight, on Dancing with the Stars as young men and women are losing their lives for a war that’s foundation is as shaky as the president when he chokes on a damn pretzel.

    You speak as those you’re speaking for everyone when you’re only speaking for yourself. It’s a TV show. If you’re going to compare television with real life every time you turn it on, then you shouldn’t be watching. Or, maybe you just can’t handle the fact that there’s an honest show on television that isn’t afraid to go there. So, why don’t you go go be the drone and tune into American Idol and all the worthless s*it on television that doesn’t require you to think because obviously, you don’t.

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