All three freshman shows have hardly been a big success but the network’s whole schedule is down. As previously mentioned, Ringer’s the third-highest rated TV series on the network with a 0.9 average rating in the 18-49 demographic and 1.99 million viewers.
The Secret Circle is a no-brainer. The show is doing a bit better than Ringer with a 1.0 demo average and 2.31 million viewers. It’s only bested by its lead-in, The Vampire Diaries. The most recent episode drew a 0.8 rating with 1.96 million.
Hart of Dixie’s full season order is a little more of a risk. Thus far, the season’s averaged a 0.7 demo rating with 1.73 million viewers, essentially the same as Supernatural and Gossip Girl. Except for Nikita, they’re the lowest-rated shows currently on the network. This week’s Dixie fell to a 0.6 rating.
Here’s the press release:
THE CW GIVES FULL SEASON ORDERS TO “HART OF DIXIE,” “RINGER” AND “THE SECRET CIRCLE”
The CW Orders Back Nine Episodes for its Freshman Dramas
October 12, 2011 (Burbank, California) – The CW Network gave full season orders to its three freshmen series Hart of Dixie, Ringer and The Secret Circle, it was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW.
“We believe in the creative strength of these dramas, and by giving them back nine orders we can give our audience the chance to enjoy complete seasons of all three of them,” said Pedowitz. “With compelling storylines, engaging characters and tremendous buzz, we firmly believe that Hart of Dixie, Ringer and The Secret Circle can become signature series for The CW, the kind of top-notch shows that are synonymous with our brand.”
HART OF DIXIE (Mondays, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) is from Bonanza Productions Inc., in association with Fake Empire, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios with executive producers Leila Gerstein (“Gossip Girl,” “Eli Stone”), Josh Schwartz (“Gossip Girl,” “Chuck,” “The O.C.”), Stephanie Savage (“Gossip Girl,” “The O.C.”), Len Goldstein and Donald Todd (“Samantha Who?,” “Ugly Betty”).
RINGER (Tuesdays, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) is produced by CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television in association with ABC Television Studios and Brillstein Entertainment with executive producers Pam Veasey (“CSI, NY,” “The District”), Jon Liebman and JoAnne Colonna, and co-executive producers/co-creators Nicole Snyder (“Supernatural”) and Eric Charmelo (“Supernatural”), as well as co-executive producer Sarah Michelle Gellar.
THE SECRET CIRCLE (Thursdays, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) is from Outerbanks Entertainment and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios with executive producers Kevin Williamson (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Scream,” “Dawson’s Creek”), Andrew Miller (“Imaginary Bitches”), Leslie Morgenstein (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Gossip Girl”) and Gina Girolamo.
What do you think? Are you glad that these shows have been renewed? Do you think any or all of them will end up being renewed for a second season?
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