Predict the Ratings for the Premieres of 'Motive' & 'The Goodwin Games' - Poll

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May 20th, 2013


Tonight, two new series premiere.

The first, crime procedural Motive premieres on ABC. Well, it's new to the U.S. It's a Canadian import, like another ABC summer series Rookie Blue. Motive is a hit in Canada, but will it work here? Because it is premiering during the regular season, Motive faces stiff competition by summer series standards from the season finale of Hawaii Five-0 and a new episode of Revolution. So how do you think it's going to do? Make your predictions.

The second is the long delayed comedy The Goodwin Games on FOX.  It was announced with great fanfare at last year's upfronts. It stars two popular actors, Scott Foley and Becki Newton. But it never premiered. Now it's getting classic summer burn-off treatment, airing as FOX's sole new episode against new episodes of The Voice and the Dancing With the Stars season finale. So how low do you think the ratings for its premiere are going to go?


  • Jake

    FOX WHAT ARE YOU DOING!!! They could have put it where Raising Jope was. They could have put it where Ben & Kate was. This show feels like How I Met Your Mother and I like that AND will need that after HIMYM ends next season. Crossing my fingers for a TV miracle.

  • merrranga

    goodwin games was just awful. ridiculous premise (stolen from an adult swim show) and terrible casting. TJ Miller is funny but not a good actor, not even a little. 1 and done.

  • tv_viewer

    My predictions:

    Raising Hope (repeat) 0.9
    Goodwin Games 0.7

    Dancing with The Stars 2.1
    Motive 1.7

    Rules of Engagement (series finale) 1.6
    Hawaii Five-O 1.9

    The Voice 3.7
    Revolution 1.8

  • BigBrotherFan

    Motive 1.3
    Goodwin 1.1

  • The 47th

    Motive’s adverts make it look cheap…the styling of the visuals are terrible (and the publicity on this website is effing annoying, which definitely turns me off).

  • Sam

    Yeah. Motive “looks Canadian” (no offense). And though it’s not a bad idea to launch (or “preview”) it after DWTS, ABC needed to get its act together sooner since all its advertisements tout its premiere on Thursday.

  • HW

    Motive did not look Canadian, whatever that means. They were quite vague as to the location as the police cars just said “Metro Police” on them. Show was quite good and I hope it’s a decent performer for ABC. Anyone know what Rookie Blue usually gets?

  • Jo

    Goodwin Games, DOA

  • Jazz

    I enjoyed the Goodwin Games. Fun summer show. I hope it makes it, if only for summer. It’s the kind of show you can watch with kids and parents. It falls short and could be better but I did enjoy it. Very light. Feel good. Beau Bridges is the best part.

  • HV

    Dancing with the Stars 1.9
    Motive 1.6

    Raising Hope R 1.1
    The Goodwin Games 0.8
    New Girl R 1.2
    The Mindy Project R 1.0

  • kenny

    I loved Goodwin Games….can’t believe Fox is burning it off…

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