It seems the deadline for NBC to renew the show was yesterday, Dec. 11th, and they let it come and go without doing a thing. On their side is the fact that this week’s episode, without a Heroes lead-in, had the least number of people who tuned in to watch the show so far.
And no, this wasn’t due to the writers strike… it was just low ratings.
At least the producers gave the series final episode (which has yet to air) a sense of closure instead of just having it end abruptly as Jericho did last season. And I will be consoled if Bionic Woman also ends up getting dropped from the schedule, but that’s still up in the air.
Plus, since that show isn’t as good as Journeyman that probably means more people are watching it. Yeesh.
I wouldn’t waste my time with any “save this show” sort of campaign as I doubt it will do any good, unfortunately.
Here’s what I want to know: When the heck are the networks going to start to take DVR data into consideration when it comes to weekly rankings? I know I don’t watch TV shows live any more and my understanding is that rankings are based only on live viewing. In a way that makes sense I suppose, since when I watch recorded shows I skip through most of the commercials and that’s what they really care about.
I mean if you go to the Tivo website you’ll see that Journeyman ranks 13 in the top 25 recorded shows. That’s pretty damned good as far as I’m concerned.
On the other hand, going back to my “people disappoint me” comment: Survivor: China is ranked number 3.