For Your Inner Geek
Time for the math portion of our presentation. I’m a fanatic for numbers and spend a sick amount of time on TV by the Numbers and pifeedback.com analyzing all the new ratings and numbers twisted in every possible way. Ratings are down everywhere and times are changing thanks to increased DVR use, online streaming, and the fact that NBC are boneheads (I love Chuck, yet it’s another great show suffering because of its network). Supernatural is one of the few shows up in viewers this season and their DVR numbers are especially promising.
“Yellow Fever” topped last season’s high at 3.25 million viewers (season three’s high was 3.24 million for “Bedtime Stories”), the third episode this season to beat that number. Here’s hoping the trend will continue. Considering that episode went up against not only Grey’s Anatomy, The Office, and CSI, but the World Series as well, that’s very good.
The Live+7 DVR ratings for “In The Beginning” were 4.05 million, for a 25.9% increase. That’s only the second time the ratings exceeded the 4 million mark while on The CW (the other being “Lazarus Rising”). That was the highest DVR numbers for the series so far. “Metamorphosis” went up to 3.6 million from 3.15 million for a 25.5% increase. So far all Live+7 ratings for this season have beat the season high for season three (3.59 million for “Jus In Bello”).
Also, for the geeks among us who think these surveys really matter, a recent Nielsen IAG survey determined which show had the most effective product placement for the first four weeks of the season. The winner? The iPod incident in “Lazarus Rising”. Making an impact with Apple certainly can’t be a bad thing. So, if you see more product placement in the future, blame the creative team for that iPod scene was pure gold.
That’s all for now. Just remember it’s Halloween week, so wouldn’t it make sense to watch the horror show with the Halloween themed episode? I dare Grey’s Anatomy to pull that off.