Here are the updated ratings for the Playboy Club TV series. Set in 1960s Chicago, this drama follows the lives of those who visit and work at the legendary Playboy Club. The first season of The Playboy Club typically airs on Monday nights at 10pm on the NBC network.
Here are the TV show’s ratings for the 2011-12 season, the best way to tell if The Playboy Club is going to be cancelled or renewed for season two. Check out our NBC ratings report card to see how this show’s numbers compare with the others on the network.
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Episode 01-03 — Monday, 10/3/11
1.2 in the demo (-8% week-to-week change) with 3.47 million; last place in the timeslot.
Demo average rank: #10 of 11 scripted TV shows currently on the network.
Season average: 1.4 in the demo with 4.15 million.
Episode 01-02 — Monday, 9/26/11
No good news for this new TV series. As expected, Playboy Club dropped in week two to a 1.3 in the demo and 3.97 million. That was a loss of 19% and this show couldn’t afford any declines. Expect for this to be pulled before all of the episodes have aired.
Season average: 1.5 in the demo and 4.5 million.
Episode 01-01 — Monday, 9/19/11
It certainly wasn’t a very impressive start for this NBC series. Playboy Club registered a meager 1.6 in the 18-49 demographic and just 5.02 million viewers, putting it in third place for the timeslot, well behind the returns of Hawaii Five-0 and Castle. The competition more than doubled Playboy Club’s ratings in both the demo and total viewership. That’s really terrible.
What’s more, last year’s now-cancelled Chase premiered to a 37% better demo rating (2.3). NBC may not pull Playboy Club for awhile because they have so much invested in it but this one is surely dead-on-arrival.
Note: These ratings are collected by the Nielsen company and are the final national numbers. These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.
What do you think? Do you like the The Playboy Club TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a second season?
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