Could 'Beauty and the Beast' Benefit From the VP Debate Tonight?

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October 11th, 2012

Update: Arrow can indeed kiss it! Beauty and the beast earned a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating last night.

Because all four major networks  have to cram our civic duty down our throats, there won't be much on TV at the 9PM hour. Well, except on The CW, which is premiering Beauty and The Beast:  a reboot of the late 80s drama featuring less cat-faced sewer people and more super-attractive twenty-somethings. But aesthetics aside, if you are looking for something on broadcast tonight that isn't a VP debate (or football, depending on where you live), Beauty and the Beast is all you got. So could this get people to tune in? Guess the premiere ratings below and tell us what you think in the comments!

  • CrimTV


    Hopefully just a tenth (TVD got a 1.6, B&TB averaged a 1.3, so should be about 1.5 and 1.2 hopefully)

  • Tom

    @ Sid: We’ve had this discussion about TSC before. First of all, your remark about the CW not caring about whether B&B flops makes no sense. You don’t know what they’re thinking. However, I agree that moving TSC for a second season might have been sensible. The 9PM Thursday slot isn’t cushy. It’s way too competitive for anything on the CW’s schedule. However, this is largely moot because one of the reasons (perhaps the main reason) TSC was cancelled is because it was more expensive than a lot of the CW’s other low rated productions. Secondly, the absence of a DVD means nothing. The CW is making money on this series through its Netflix and Hulu deals. Besides, it’s questionable if a 22 episode DVD for a cancelled series could make much money anyway. Finally, as you already know, TSC wasn’t a bomb. It finished its season with a 0.8 demo. It didn’t start to really drop until it’s 18th episode and had a 0.6 finale. This is contrary to what @ John A and other misinformed posters are saying. I’ve seen all of the CW’s shows for this season except Emily Owens. To date, only TVD and maybe Arrow look remotely worth watching. The rest are either past their prime or, like B&B, a waste of time. So, in my view, giving TSC a second season certainly wouldn’t have lost the CW anything.

  • John A

    Contrary to what i said? What did i say wrong? TSC did get a couple of 0.5 and alot of 0.6 of TVD. Obviously since CW didnt renew its a flop to them.

  • John A

    Brit Robertson isnt very good i watched most of LUX and she annoyed me the most and she was no better in TSC. Thomas Dekker i saw in TSCC and he was bad in that.

  • Tom

    @ John A. You wrote: “TSC at a 0.5 is also a bomb with TVD as a lead in…” That’s a good deal different than saying the show “got a couple of 0.5….” In fact, TSC had 3 episodes rated at 0.5 and 2 at 0.6 out of 22 episodes. As I stated, the finale came in at 0.6 and the show averaged an overall 0.8. By the way those 0.5 demos were for episodes 20 – 22 when the CW was airing only two new shows per month. Not a great strategy for building ratings, especially in a competitive time slot.

    Before TSC, Britt Robertson starred in the CW’s “Life Unexpected”. Her character was named Lux. She was great in the lead role, but the program itself wasn’t so good and was cancelled after 26 episodes.

  • John A

    Please it never aired without TVD which was fairly stable all year. Blaiming breaks or whatever is silly. Anyway its dead so forget about it.

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