I wasn't going to post the rules tonight since I would think that by episode four everyone would get the gist. As most of you know though, there's not going to be much Sam in this one. Heck, we might not see "Sam" at all. So, while I'm sure Sam fans are going to be very disappointed, please judge the episode based on its merits and not who got what screen time. Give a thoughtful analysis on what you think, good, bad, or indifferent. Considering I haven't had any problems so far, I trust everyone to do the right thing.
Also, while I have your attention, remember that article I wrote last week about the ratings? Well, the DVR ratings came out last night. EW.com had a story, but I didn't link it because I thought Michael Ausiello's info was a little flimsy. It was, especially compared to the CW press release that went out today. 4 Million viewers for the premiere!!! There we go, the viewers didn't go away. Here's the press release in its entireity (thank you tvbythenumbers.com).
DVR SPELLS OMG RATINGS FOR CW
90210, MELROSE PLACE and THE VAMPIRE DIARIES All See
Significant Ratings Growth Across Key Demos and Total Viewers According to Week One Live-Plus 7 Data
TOP MODEL and SUPERNATURAL Also Grow in Live-Plus Seven
The CW Scores Largest Percent Gains of Any Network in Adults and Women 18-34 and Total Viewers with New DVR Data
October 1, 2009 (Burbank, CA) The CW Network saw considerable ratings growth from Live-Plus 7 Day DVR viewing for the week ending September 13, 2009 according to Nielsen live-plus 7 day ratings vs. live only viewing.
Led by 90210, MELROSE PLACE and freshman hit THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, The CW saw the largest primetime viewership increases (on a percentage basis) of any network in target demographics of women 18-34 (52%, 2.10rtg v. 3.20rtg), adults 18-34 (53%, 1.40rtg v. 2.14rtg) and total viewers (38%, 2.8M v. 3.8M).
On Tuesday, September 8, 90210 grew a whopping 73% in women 18-34 (1.92rtg v. 3.32rtg), 65% in adults 18-34 (1.27rtg v. 2.10rtg) and 46% in total viewers (1.9M v. 2.9M). MELROSE PLACE gained an impressive 54% in women 18-34 (2.12rtg v. 3.26rtg), 58% in adults 18-34 (1.25rtg v. 1.98rtg) and 43% in total viewers (2M v. 2.8M).
On Wednesday September 9, the two-hour premiere of AMERICAâ€™S NEXT TOP MODEL added 43% in women 18-34 (2.37rtg v. 3.38rtg), 41% in adults 18-34 (1.49rtg v. 2.10rtg) and 31% in total viewers (2.9M v. 3.8M).
On September 10, The CW's new powerhouse Thursday also showed major ratings gains with Live-Plus 7 DVR data. Bloodcurdling freshman hit, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES winged to a 64% increase in women 18-34 (2.33rtg v. 3.83rtg), 63% in adults 18-34 (1.69rtg v. 2.23rtg) and 40% in total viewers (4.0M v 5.7M). Meanwhile, SUPERNATURAL had women 18-34 increase 35% (2.33rtg v. 3.83rtg), adults 18-34 47% (1.21rtg v. 1.78rtg) and total viewers 38% (2.9M v. 4M).