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The Playboy Club: Premiere Ratings

The Playboy Club ratingsLast night, NBC once again tried to find a successful drama to air at 10pm, opposite Hawaii Five-0 on CBS and Castle on ABC. They haven’t found it in The Playboy Club.

Per the fast affiliate ratings, the stylized drama debuted to a 1.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic and just 5.15 million viewers. It was in a distant third place to Hawaii Five-0 and Castle which essentially doubled NBC’s numbers.

Last season’s Chase, which ended up being cancelled, premiered to a 2.3 rating and 7.31 million viewers in the same timeslot (per the finals). That’s a loss of 37% year-to-year in the demo.

Essentially, The Playboy Club is dead on arrival and it’s only a matter of time before NBC cancels the TV show. This could easily be the network’s first cancellation of the season but we’ll have to wait and see how the rest of the network’s new shows do.

What do you think? Did you watch the first episode of The Playboy Club? Do you think it should continue or just be cancelled now?

 

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tom September 20, 2011 at 5:16 pm

I loved it. Can’t wait for the next episode. I’ve read the reviews and saw the ratings.
I like it even more with all that back drop. I watch porn. I watch history programs. I watch stuff to make me think. I haven’t had this much fun since ‘Twin Peaks’. There was a worry I had that it was going to be a giggle and tease show; you got lite elements… but I want to see what happens next?

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Susann September 20, 2011 at 4:46 pm

I thought it was awesome and should be kept on. My new favorite show!

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Arnie September 20, 2011 at 4:42 pm

I watched the first ten minutes of the show and was so turned off that I turned the show off. How does a murder in the opening act relate to the Playboy Club. NBC totally blew it with the tone of this show. If they were hoping to emulate the success of Mad Men, it didn’t happen.

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Nicole September 20, 2011 at 3:20 pm

Loved the pilot. I am hooked….can’t wait till next week!! I bet this get’s a jump start from all the buzz who tuned in last night.

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Liz September 20, 2011 at 2:33 pm

I thought the show was fun and entertaining. The bunnies were all great and different personalities. I can’t wait for the next episode.

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egansmind September 20, 2011 at 2:02 pm

I thought it was pretty good. Slick, great music and a bit of the mob thrown in. I hope they don’t cancel this because some wives won’t watch it out of fear of losing their husbands! :)

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Sidney Coleman September 20, 2011 at 1:21 pm

I loved it! If NBC cancels it will be a shame.

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Eric September 20, 2011 at 2:24 pm

I agree! Loved it. Hope it’s on for a while!!

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Craig September 20, 2011 at 1:17 pm

The pilot was horrendous when compared to the other two shows on ABC and CBS. And nobody should think about comparing the Playboy Club to Mad Men.

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Gerry September 20, 2011 at 12:54 pm

I liked it. I didn’t have high expectations but I admit I enjoyed watching. I will certainly be tuning in again and I hope it’s given a chance to excel.

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Arlene September 20, 2011 at 12:54 pm

I loved the show….I cant believe it received such low ratings, they didn’t advertise it enough I think. It’s classy like Mad Men.

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Senmei September 20, 2011 at 12:02 pm

I really loved the pilot.

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andrea smith September 20, 2011 at 11:33 am

No way should you cancel the Playboy Club. I t gives me a vibe like Mad Men

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Chantel Pearson September 20, 2011 at 11:30 am

Hands down one of the best series since Rome. I can’t believe the low rating. Clearly people aren’t seeing the potential in this show. I would watch it again, no doubt!

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a September 20, 2011 at 11:21 am

abc

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Xanadu West September 20, 2011 at 10:38 am

“The Playboy Club” was exactly like the movie Showgirls, except without the snappy dialog, deep emotional conviction, complex plotlines and bare titties.
Sad Don Draper avatar makes ME look like a playa.
I’ll take a permanent pass.

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