Yikes! The Fox network is not having a very impressive fall season so far. Several of its sophomore shows have returned with less than impressive ratings (Gotham) and two of it’s freshman dramas have also failed to impress.
My favorite, Minority Report, got off to a shaky start on Monday night, and now Scream Queens has done the same. Via TV by the Numbers, the teen horror fest drew 4.4 million viewers for its two-hour premiere last night, garnering a modest 1.7 in the coveted 18-49 age group.
This is all very shocking considering the level of promotion Fox put into this show. Add on all the celebrity names (Arana Grande, Keke Palmer, Nick Jonas) and one has to wonder what went wrong. Teen girls should have been tuning in to Scream Queens in droves.
I can’t help but think the way TV ratings are measured is antiquated. I’m sure far more people watched both Minority Report and Scream Queens. Something tells me we’ll probably see a more accurate measuring of the show’s success when DVR ratings are calculated and released later this week.
In the meantime, did any of you guys watch Scream Queens, and if you did, what did you think?