Haters of procedurals are having a bad week! Barring a Thursday miracle, House seems destined to be the week's most-watched show with adults 18-49 outside of. And seems a lock to be the most-watched show outside of football.
There are two notable things (for me) about these shows:
- They both are in very heavy rotation on USA Network and both had increases for their premieres this season versus last season.
- Neither of the premiere episodes followed their standard procedural formula in terms of the content.
Next week, I fully expect they both go back to the formula but at least for the week, I really liked that neither followed the formula. If the ratings success continues in the coming weeks, I'll see if I can get FOX and CBS torecord about how the heavy rotation on USA Network plays in. Or if someone beats me to that, I'll point you to it.