Last week, Lone Star premiered to some truly awful numbers. Despite having House as a lead-in, the new FOX drama attracted a fourth place 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 4.1 million viewers. Considering the positive reviews and buzz, the numbers were shocking to many in the industry.
There’s been a lot of talk about the show in the past several days, about how good it is and supporters encouraging others to watch. The show’s creator even asked viewers to just give it a try. Has that buzz made an impact on last night’s ratings? Well, yes and no.
Last night’s episode attracted another 1.3 rating in the demo and just 3.8 million viewers. It’s positive that the demo number remained the same, especially considering most new shows lose about 10-20% in week two. Unfortunately, it’s still a very low number and hardly acceptable.
What do you think? Will FOX pull Lone Star this week or give it some more time?
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