Not that I need an excuse to write about my new favorite show, but with all the 472 posts today on V (and I’m not knocking it, I posted 468 of them) people are probably starting to think we are VbytheNumbers rather than TVbytheNumbers.

I did like the V pilot, but I still like Sons of Anarchy more.  Much more.  I’m a science fiction loving guy too.  Good science fiction and even bad science fiction I generally embrace it all.

But hands down SOA is the best drama on TV right now for my viewing pleasure.  SOA made big news a couple of weeks back, and sadly it wasn’t for being the best freaking show on television, but rather for beating The Jay Leno Show and The Forgotten.  Last week it slipped back behind its 10pm broadcast competition, but was still the #1 scripted drama on cable for the week (so long as you exclude Monday Night Raw, and I know some of you believe that is a scripted drama!)

Last night with a 1.8 adults 18-49  rating (same as last week) and 3.5 million viewers (up a touch from last week)  SOA again came in behind The Jay Leno Show (2.0 A18-49) and The Forgotten (1.9).   But it will again be the #1 scripted drama on cable barring some big surprise.  And it also is still doing better with adults 18-49 than Kate Gosselin.

Due to crazy and brutal B.S. Hollywood negotiating and posturing tactics, amazingly FX hasn’t announced a season three pick up of its NUMBER ONE SHOW yet.    I don’t think FX really has any leverage here, but I understand the human nature of wanting to feel like you’re in control, even when you’re not.   So I won’t be too hard on FX for being numskulls.

The renewal (good) news will come, and in the meanwhile we still have four more episodes in season two to go. As an extra bonus, two out of the next four episodes will be 90 minute airings, including next week’s.

Here are some other Tuesday cable numbers via our friend “Travis Yanan“:

Monica: Still Standing
– 1.141 million viewers
– 0.8/1 HH
– 0.6/2 A18-49

Kathy Griffin: Balls of Steel
– 0.922 million viewers
– 0.6/1 HH
– 0.5/1 A18-49

Sons of Anarchy (62 minutes)
– 3.516 million viewers
– 2.2/4 HH
– 1.8/5 A18-49

Sherri (10pm)
– 0.849 million viewers
– 0.5/1 HH
– 0.3/1 A18-49

The Hills
– 1.985 million viewers
– 1.4/2 HH
– 1.2/3 A18-49
– 2.8/8 W18-34

The City
– 1.513 million viewers
– 1.1/2 HH
– 0.9/3 A18-49
– 2.2/7 W18-34

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