It’s tough out there for a new TV show. Creators put their hearts and souls into pilots, introducing their baby bird-like new series into the big, harsh world, all the while, hoping and praying their baby can fly. Well, as you know, some shows flourish and some shows plummet. Others glide along, barely getting by or delaying the inevitable: cancellation. It’s a cruel, swift death we often call The Ax. Each week during Fall Premiere Season, we’ll take a look at the ratings for fall’s new crop of shows and tell you which ones are flapping their baby wings just hard enough, which ones are flying, and which ones sadly, will be a victim of the Ax Factor. This week, Chicago Fire and Beauty and the Beast received full-season orders, while Partners held on for dear life.
Happier than the Blue States
Revolution (NBC, Mondays at 10 PM ET): Revolution dropped a little this week, to 10.7 million viewers and a 2.9 in the demo. Still, this massive hit is sitting pretty.
Go On (NBC, Tuesdays at 9 PM ET): Election night repeat, full-season order. Therapy will remain in session.
The New Normal (NBC, Tuesdays at 9:30 PM ET): Gays with kids took a week off to watch President Obama win, happy with their full-season order and maintained civil rights.
Vegas (CBS, Tuesdays at 10 PM ET): Election night repeat. Hopefully no one bet on a Romney win, though with a full-season already in the bank, their pockets should remain stuffed.
Elementary (CBS, Thursdays at 10 PM ET): Sherlock and Watson have remained steady, capturing 10.7 million viewers and a 2.2 in the demo. They’ve also been picked up for a full-season, so let’s examine their fate later this year.
Chicago Fire (NBC, Wednesdays at 10 PM ET): In a victory for hot shirtless men (and fans of hot shirtless men) everywhere, Chicago Fire became the second NBC drama to receive a full-season order this week. This came after a 44 percent jump Wednesday night, with 7.1 million viewers and a 2.3 in the demo.
Beauty and the Beast (The CW, Thursdays at 9 PM ET): Kristin Kreuk took a risk with that underwear model and his scar, and The CW has officially taken a risk by giving this stinker a full-season order. They pulled in 1.9 million viewers and a 0.7 in the demo this week, which isn’t too shabby for CW, but nothing compared to their biggest hits, The Vampire Diaries or Arrow.
As Shaky as Diane Sawyer’s Sobriety on Election Night
Deader Than the Romney Campaign
Made In Jersey (CBS, Fridays at 9 PM ET): We already forget what this is.
How’s your favorite show doing? Were you surprised to see a gaggle of critically-panned shows picked up this week?
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[PHOTO CREDIT: NBC]