During the Chuck Wondercon panel in San Francisco on Sunday, Chuck's Zac Levi said the best way to save the show is to watch it live, preferably with people who live in Nielsen households. Levi and co-creator and executive producer Josh Schwartz joked that there should be a way to hack Nielsen.
To his credit Levi explained that watching on DVR while whizzing past commercials or watching online where there were many fewer commercials to begin with really doesn't help much.
The episode originally intended as the season 3 finale before NBC ordered up six additional episodes airs tonight. Chuck will be in repeats the following two weeks before returning for the final six episodes.