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TNT's "Raising the Bar" continues sinking
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David
2008-09-24 15:16:00 UTC
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Bochco's 'Raising' Is Sinking
The Steven Bochco legal drama has not been able to sustain its early
promise, falling 36 percent in its second week and another 15.5
percent in week three
-By Anthony Crupi

Since bowing to a record 7.74 million viewers on Sept. 1, TNT’s
Raising the Bar has lost nearly 71 percent of its total audience,
averaging 2.26 million viewers last night in the 10 p.m. time slot.

According to Nielsen Media Research data, the Steven Bochco legal
drama has not been able to sustain its early promise, falling 36
percent in its second week and another 15.5 percent in week three,
when it served up 4.21 million viewers.

The Sept. 22 episode also took a hit among the core demos, averaging
958,000 adults 25-54, a drop of 44 percent versus the prior week’s
1.72 million. The show drew just 766,000 viewers 18-49, down 44
percent versus its episode three delivery.

After three installments––a span in which Raising the Bar averaged
5.64 million viewers––TNT elected to renew the series for a second
season, ordering 15 new episodes from ABC Studios.

Last night’s Bar marked the first time the show has aired without the
support of its 9 p.m. lead-in. Through Bar’s first three episodes, The
Closer served as an undeniably effective propellant for the new
series, averaging 7.71 million viewers, while drawing 3.21 million
adults 25-54 and 2.41 million 18-49s.
Ian J. Ball
2008-09-24 18:11:08 UTC
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Post by David
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Bochco's 'Raising' Is Sinking
The Steven Bochco legal drama has not been able to sustain its early
promise, falling 36 percent in its second week and another 15.5
percent in week three
-By Anthony Crupi
Since bowing to a record 7.74 million viewers on Sept. 1, TNT’s
Raising the Bar has lost nearly 71 percent of its total audience,
averaging 2.26 million viewers last night in the 10 p.m. time slot.
They need a Muppet lawyer.
Afterall, Muppet characters = ratings GOLD!!1!
[ DocJeff ]
2008-09-24 23:15:39 UTC
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Post by David
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Bochco's 'Raising' Is Sinking
The Steven Bochco legal drama has not been able to sustain its early
promise, falling 36 percent in its second week and another 15.5
percent in week three
-By Anthony Crupi
I think it was a truly stupid move to throw RtB to the sharks without
a strong lead-in. It simply doesn't have what it takes to be an A-list
show and this only proves it. If J. August Richards weren't on the
show, I wouldn't even watch it. It's that bad. I'd prefer to have
Saving Grace back instead of this rubbish.

/Doc - Embracing my Grace!

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