Last week, CBS aired the first episode of Made in Jersey, their new Friday night drama. Is it time for the show to be cancelled already?
Sandwiched between venerable CSI: NY and popular Blood Brothers, the premiere of Made in Jersey registered a disappointing 1.1 rating in the coveted 18-49 demographic with 7.82 million viewers. Year-to-year, the network was down significantly in the timeslot. Last season’s A Gifted Man also aired on Friday nights and never fell that low. It was cancelled after 16 episodes.
Both CSI: NY and Blue Bloods performed better than Jersey, seemingly an indication that viewers went out of their way to avoid watching the new show.
Last night, according to the fast affiliate ratings, Made in Jersey registered a 1.0 demo rating with 6.77 million, a week-to-week decline of 27% in the demo and 13% in viewers. Clearly the premiere’s ratings weren’t a fluke. Not enough people want to spend their time watching the show, even when compared to other Friday night series.
Unless the numbers turn around, it’s certain that Made in Jersey will be cancelled. At this point, once has to wonder if CBS will pull the show before all of the episodes have aired — if not soon then before November sweeps begins. If the cast and crew are still in production, the network could also shut them down.
What do you think? Should CBS continue to air Made in Jersey? Why do you think that more people aren’t watching the show?
I liked the program and while settin my recorder for future telecast found it had been cancelled. I’m sure it will show up on a cable network and we will be able to see it soon.
Each network program director has his own opinion of what they think we like. Thank you for cable network choices.
I think name of show maybe the issue for a lot of people. The Jersey name has been trashed on the cable networks, and I would never even think of watching them. I watched both episodes and was pleasantly surprised how well done it was, including the Jersey reference as to where the lead character was from. I think you should give a show a better chance than 2 shows, and maybe not start it out on Friday. CSI NY was originally aired on Wednesday, and there should have been no reason for Blue Bloods not be a hit, even… Read more »
This was one of the best new shows & better than some of the old shows still on. I would like to see it on longer.
This is the problem on television now, the Networks don’t give a show a real chance. How can they really be sure of a show after only 2 shows. Doesn’t anyone remember M*A*S*H !!!!!!!!!
I really enjoyed this show and looked forward to watching it. I think you should put it back on the air.
I loved it!
For CBS to cancel a show after only 2 airings is ridiculous! I won’t be watching Undercover Boss, because I don’t like reality shows. Give a new drama a chance, CBS, you didn’t even promote it!!!
i had it on for 2 weeks. thought it was ok. really hard to tell in 2 weeks if something is working or not. cbs has a habit of killing whatever is in that 8pm fri. night slot. joan of arcadia, even though ghost whisperer had a good run, it was pulled abruptly to everyone’s surprise, medium’s last season when it moved into that same slot. honestly, who is really home glued to the tv on fri. night at 8pm? if the 18-48 year old demographic is who they are targeting, they’d be better off airing infomercials fri. night at… Read more »
jag , ncis , cheers, and i agree friday night is party night who home, cbs sucks for pulling it