On Friday, CBS re-aired the series premiere of JERICHO. The show’s return drew a rating of 3.2/6 at 9PM, which in plain english means ‘good enough to win it’s time-slot.’ Congratulations goes out to the fans of JERICHO — who not only saved their show, but helped lead CBS to a ratings victory on a slow Friday night.
Yet being the ‘glass-half-empty’ type of TV Addict, we can’t help but wonder how many of the viewers that tuned in Friday night were new to the show? While it’s great that JERICHO has a core audience of fiercely loyal fans, the key to the show’s long term success (ie. seeing a full second season) is attracting a much larger audience. Was ‘Nuts for JERICHO’ a flash-in-the-pan movement or did television viewers really sit back and wonder, “Hmmm, I probably should give this show a second look.”
If you were new to the world of JERICHO, post away in the comments below and let us know what you thought. Missed the premiere? It’s not too late! You can download the series premiere of JERICHO for free on iTunes by clicking here.