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Welcome to the Captain: Time to Cancel It or Worth Saving?

Welcome to the CaptainLast 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! TV Series Finale home page

 

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C Pickering September 25, 2009 at 1:10 pm

I actually liked that show it was pretty funny.

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Beer Run Bobby April 14, 2008 at 8:14 am

I really want to kiss Stan Thermans wife right in front of him as he is fetching me a beer!
WELCOME TO EL CAPTAIN RULES BITCHES!

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Will March 18, 2008 at 4:24 pm

I agree I like Welcome to the Captain, and I think its actually getting better as time goes on, Im sad to not see if on the schedule, and wish to know more? Is it gone are they switching times? Whats happening

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Friso March 14, 2008 at 3:25 am

That’s really a shame. Welcome to the Captain is so much more fun then Big Bang theory. I mean the jokes in BBT are so not funny and the acting is bad. Save Welcome to the captain!!!

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Andrea March 12, 2008 at 6:24 pm

Both my husband and I love the Captain…very funny! I’ve pretty much dominated our DVR selections and he made me put this one on the list…please bring it back (or at least air the other 3 episodes!)

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Nicole March 10, 2008 at 12:12 pm

Please save Welcome to the Captain! It is a very funny show!!!!!! It took me 2 episodes to get into it and now i love it!!!!! Give it another chance!

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Stan Theman February 25, 2008 at 9:23 pm

My wife and I both enjoy BBT I’m so glad its coming back. As long as CBS doesn’t mess with its day and time slot it should do fine.

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Sam February 19, 2008 at 1:25 pm

The Big Bang Theory will be back in its old Monday at 8:30PM time slot beginning on March 17. The Big Bang Theory will have 9 new episodes. The Big Bang Theory also has been renewed for next year.

Personally, I think a Big Bang Theory third run repeat would get better ratings than Welcome To The Captain. CBS should take the show off now, and put the Big Bang Theory repeats back on until new episodes are ready on March 17.

Editor: Actually, Big Bang is taking the 8pm timeslot and will be followed by How I Met Your Mother. If Captain keeps sinking, I could easily see them doing as you suggest.

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