Guess the Ratings: 'The Neighbors'

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September 26th, 2012

 

Broadcast TV is being invaded tonight...and yes there are little green men. The Neighbors has received some negative buzz on the critic circuit despite being compared to 90s cult hit (and similarly-themed) 3rd Rock From the Sun, but its Modern Family lead-in may still give the premiere the eyeballs it needs tonight. What do you think? Will you be watching?

 

 
  • Clarke

    My guess – a 2.9

  • KarenM

    Wednesday night TV needs retooling on all 3 of the major networks. CBS has the strongest night but I’ll only be watching Survivor. I don’t know how it continues to perform well though…same goes for CSI!

  • gerry

    2.6 with an abysmal sink for next week and further down until it spirals into the eager mouth of the cancellation bear.

  • gerry

    @ karen

    i think aside from this show abc is fine for wednesday. its got modern family as the tentpole and nashville is sure to be the revenge of last season (which is why its in it’s old time slot). nbc is in trouble on wednesday, but i don’t think that is a new development.

  • still good shows on tv

    I was looking at the washington post website and one critic gave the show a B grade same thing from another website where a couple of critics gave the show pretty good ratings.

  • Mark

    The Middle – 3.0
    Modern Family – 5.9
    The Neighbors – 2.8
    Revenge Recap – 1.0

    The X Factor – 2.9

    Animal Practice – 2.3
    Guys With Kids – 1.4
    Law and Order: SVU – 2.1

    Survivor – 3.1
    Criminal Minds – 3.5
    CSI – 2.9

  • Ben

    One look at that photograph and I think this will squander the lead-in of Modern Family big time, just like Partners squandered the lead-in of How I Met Your Mother on Monday. It looks more like a Saturday Morning show than something that airs on Prime Time.

  • Fakeem

    “Slam
    Posted September 26, 2012 at 10:30 AM
    Zero, with big drop-off after the first thirty seconds.

    That is, No Lie, what happened when i turned on Partners first episode.

  • AustinGriffith

    3.4 The Middle
    5.1 Modern Family
    2.8 The Neighbors

  • Oliver

    @Ben

    One look at that photograph and I think this will squander the lead-in of Modern Family big time, just like Partners squandered the lead-in of How I Met Your Mother on Monday. It looks more like a Saturday Morning show than something that airs on Prime Time.

    Perhaps ABC Family is a better point of comparison, given that ABC head Paul Lee used to run ABC Family.

  • Ultima

    @SJ
    I think ABC’s plan is: let this premiere after Modern Family so it doesn’t look like they’re just planning to kill it, then watch it bomb in its second week, move Suburgatory back to 8:30 on October 17 and promo a new show (likely How to live…) for the post-Modern Family time slot. They’ll have two weeks, as MF airs two episodes on the week prior to help Nashville.

    Do you really think ABC is going to launch a new sitcom with virtually no promotion?

    That would be trying to kill a show. Might as well just skip that step and go straight to Modern Family repeats.

  • Californiadgd

    The Middle – 2.9/3.0
    Modern Family – 5.7
    The Neighbors – 3.1
    Revenge – 1.4

    The X Factor – 3.0

    Animal Practice – 2.3/2.4
    Guys With Kids – 1.4
    Law and Order: SVU – 2.1

    Survivor – 3.0
    Criminal Minds – 3.6
    CSI – 2.8

  • Dan S

    I felt generous saying 2.6-3.0 but I hope it’ll be even lower. The lead out is a Revenge recap which probably won’t do any great shakes. AP is a different animal (pun intended) & I think it could do at least 2.3 & yes I actually laughed during the pilot.

  • StuckInTheRootSellerWithRoots

    Is that picture up there really what the show is about? If so, I hope it flops. What is this, Dr. Who 1970? Who comes up with this nonsense…

  • still good shows on tv

    Why do people hate that this show is about aliens?

    I understand hating it because it isn’t good but so many people are hating it just because it has aliens. That’s not just on this website.

  • Jan Perry

    The kids will like it, running out of reality shows , hopefully!! What next???

  • The End

    Can I just say something? The Neighbors has some of the worst ratings from critics and people alike. Infact those who have seen this in advanced screenings have described this show as awful, dire. I’ve never seen a show on ABC receive such negative responses from people such as this.

    Not trying to put people off watching it just I’ve only ever heard people descrive this as a 1/10-2/10 show. And no higher. It has been described as said awful, as said and awful beyond any doubt no less.

  • joel

    Slam dunk, >3.1. The show is a throwback to the foundation that classic television was built upon.

  • Oliver

    I’m not going to watch it, but I suspect I’d like The Neighbors far more than Animal Practice because it at least commits to its stupid premise.

    The Animal Practice pilot was simply awful, a complete trainwreck that shouldn’t have made it on air.

  • The End

    *It has been described as awful, as said and awful beyond any doubt no less

    Correcting grammar

    And with that in mind I think it will premiere well and drop like a stone therefore after.

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