AMC's The Killing kicks off with a two hour premiere tonight at 9pm ET. I'll definitely give it a look. The critics resoundingly seem to love it or at least like it, but as regular readers know, that often doesn't correlate at all to the ratings.
At least so far when it comes to the critics, The Killing has a Metacritic score of 84. and the much critically beloved had an 82 for its first season, a jacked up score of 92 for its fourth season. 's first season only scored a 77 though.
On the ratings front, it's no contest. Premiere telecasts ofaveraged nearly a 2.7 live+SD adults 18-49 in its first season. 's fourth season average was closer to a 0.7 live+SD adults 18-49 rating for premiere telecasts.
The premiere ofscored a 2.7 Live+SD adults 18-49 rating, while the premiere of the fourth season of premiered to a 0.9 Live+SD adults 18-49 rating, and I've used those premiere telecasts as the basis for the poll below. Since there's a pretty wide range between Mad Men and , I've...simplified. If you want to get more specific, feel free to post in the comments.