As you may have heard, How to Be a Gentleman received mostly negative reviews. While many critics like the actors, few liked the script the script. After last night, it seems the viewers don’t seem to be all that crazy about it either.
Per the fast affiliate numbers, How to Be a Gentleman attracted a 2.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 8.96 million viewers. It was in second place for the timeslot, well below The X Factor on FOX.
While a 2.7 isn’t a terrible number on its own, the new CBS sitcom lost 44% of the demo audience from lead-in The Big Bang Theory. What’s more, when compared to last season’s premiere of $#*! My Dad Says, the network was down 32% in the demo and 29% in total viewers.
The entire season of $#*! My Dad Says averaged a 3.0 demo rating and ended up being cancelled so, unless Gentleman improves, this level of numbers isn’t going to cut it.
What do you think? Did you tune in? Will you watch again? What’s your gut instinct? Will it end up getting renewed for a second season or cancelled?
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