Early Ratings for Monday Night: Doesn't Look Good for Sarah Connor

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September 16th, 2008

Keeping in mind that these numbers are very preliminary, and subject to change, things don't look so rosy for our friends Lena Headey and Summer Glau or anyone else involved with Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Things don't look so rosy for me either as I can't presently locate my wallet, so a 3.8/6 preliminary metered markets household rating/share for TSCC isn't making me feel any better!

Last week in the season premiere in the same preliminary metered market numbers the show pulled a 4.5/7 so that's about a 15% drop off in households from the premiere. Last week's premiere wound up with only around 6.3 million viewers, which was well off last year's averages, so to potentially drop another 15% is very disheartening. Prison Break fans the news isn't much better, it scored a 3.9/6 in the metered markets.

CBS looks to have won the night from a household rating perspective with its lineup of comedy reruns and a repeat CSI: Miami. NBC was next with what appears to be a decent performance from Deal or No Deal (5.9/9) but the soon heading to Fridays America's Toughest Jobs looks to be on pace for a series low with a 3.0/5 at 9pm.

Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill with a 2.6/4 and 2.7/4 were on par with last week when they scored a 2.7/4 and a 2.7/4 respectively in the preliminary metered markets.

It's hard for me to believe that Gossip Girl and NBC's Chuck, which will go head-to-head with Gossip Girl soon are from the same person - Josh Schwartz. Last night, before realizing I'd lost my wallet I watched the first three episodes of Chuck and enjoyed them very, very much. It seems like Chuck and Burn Notice would run well together, either on NBC or USA....

Update: Start panicking: TSCC pulled a 3.6/6 HH Rating/share and 5.491 million viewers a 2.0/5 in the 18-49 and a 1.9/6 among 18-34 year olds. Gossip Girl had one of its better (perhaps best) efforts with 3.726 million, edging out One Tree Hill's 3.355 million, but these shows are all about women 18-34. Pretty sure we'll see another "CW Wins Another Monday Night Among 18-34 Year Old Women" style release...

Bill will have the full nights details based on the more updated fast affiliate ratings up on the site sometime soon. Note: Full details are now available here.

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