TV Ratings: Thursday March 18, 2010 (Flash forward to us erasing FLASHFORWARD from our DVR)

Source: MediaWeek, Ratings: in millions
Time Network Show Rating 18-49
8PM CBS NCAA March Madness: Round One 9.14 3.3/11
ABC FlashForward 5.88 1.5/5
FOX Bones (R) 5.21 2.1/7
NBC Community 5.21 2.1/7
CW The Vampire Diaries (R) 1.42 0.5/2
8:30PM NBC Parks and Recreation 4.70 2.0/6
9PM CBS NCAA March Madness: Round One 11.67 4.1/12
NBC The Office 7.63 3.6/10
ABC FlashForward 6.47 1.9/5
FOX Fringe (R) 4.51 1.3/4
CW Supernatural (R) 1.48 0.6/2
9:30PM NBC 30 Rock 6.85 3.0/9
10PM CBS NCAA March Madness: Round One 10.50 3.9/11
NBC The Marriage Ref 7.72 2.9/9
ABC Private Practice (R) 4.52 1.2/4

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  • Linda B.

    The Marriage Ref did better than any other NBC show last night? Wow! I’m sensing a renewal. I must admit I’ve been watching it. That first episode was just awful, but I have found myself laughing quite a bit each week.

  • Hil

    That’s what you get for having something off your schedule for a zillion years. I wonder if V and Glee and the other shows sent to near eternal hiatus like FlashForward will do any better. It is just a bad idea to have them out of sight that long.

  • Quinn

    I don’t think V will not do much better. Only Glee can hope to have a decent comeback.
    I for one hope that FlashForward will be renewed for a second season at least and just start the season in January without reruns or long hiatus just like 24 does.

  • Josh Emerson

    I think V will do better. It’s a good show, the promos are effective, and it’s following Lost. I’d predict it will get renewed while FlashForward gets cancelled.

    Glee will be huge. The show has insane buzz, and even just a repeat a couple weeks ago had big ratings. And then you add that it’s following an episode of American Idol, and you’re looking at massive return ratings.

  • Ace

    I don’t think that V will do any better. It was hemorrhaging viewers before being taken off the air…

    I think Glee will be fine though b/c it was more like a mini-season instead of ending in the middle of a storyline.

  • jess

    Its a shame cause this weeks Flash Forward was actually one of its best episodes to date.

  • Kris

    All of these comments really are not stating the truth of the matter. I LOVE flashforward first off. It had a few poor episodes in the middle(still dece-nt but was getting boring), but has picked up BIGTIME!. I won’t jump to conclusions till after march madness, but it is not looking good for flashforward. There is hope, but slim. V I also like(But not nearly as much as flashforward). I would love to see it renewed, but its ratings were down to like 8 million by episode 4. Thats lower than Flashforward was by episode 4.
    If V recovers, Renewal. If not just as uncertain fate as flashforward. Lost is not the rtings galore it used to be either(Another show I love!), down to approx. 9-10 million an episode, Decent ratings, but not the “hit” it once was.
    I am very worried for flashforward. I am hoping in april, ratings pick back up!

  • Linda B.

    I think it just goes to show a long hiatus for any show is not a good thing. I bet LOST would still have awesome ratings if it didn’t wait 7-8 months to come back on the air each season. People have short term memories, especially when it comes to complex shows like LOST and FF.

  • Ace

    Linda B. — That’s exactly what I was saying last fall when the networks started announcing long breaks for a lot of shows. Just ask the creators of Pushing Daisies, Eli Stone, Dirty Sexy Money, and Samantha Who?…

  • R. Lapidus

    Flashforward's a great show with 1st rate production values, great cast, great storyline and an interesting premise.

    What? Audience's ability to sustain a mode of concentration and interest so far down the toilet that quotidian reality shows rule the roost?

  • R. Lapidus

    You've had 1st rate, engrossing shows like “my own worst enemy,” “the Sarah Connor's Chronicles” and now “FlashForward” and the newly configured, surprisingly cheese-less “V” in trouble with viewers.

    Two things could be happening: (1) people are saving them to the DVRs or (2) there really is a world where people get off on seeing how other, more slightly famous people live day by day.