Last night was the third episode of CBS’ new sitcom Welcome to the Captain. Despite an impressive cast that includes Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development), Raquel Welch (Central Park West), and Joanna Garcia (Reba), the series doesn’t seem to be very welcome in the homes of viewers.
Welcome to the Captain debuted on February 4th and is the midseason replacement for CBS’ freshman hit The Big Bang Theory. The first week’s episode attracted 7.9 million viewers and a 2.6/7 rating/share of the 18-49 demographic. The second episode dropped to 7.1 million but stayed consistent with it’s percentage of age 18-49 viewers.
Last night’s episode dropped to 5.45 million viewers based on the overnight data. The 18-49 demographic dropped to 2.0/5. With numbers like these, it’s unthinkable that Captain will be welcomed back for a second year.
There are six episodes that have already been shot. If CBS’ other sitcoms can get back into production and produce some new episodes finished in the next couple weeks, it seems likely the network will pull Captain before the remaining three episodes have aired. Is it time for the sitcom to go or is it worth watching? Stay tuned!