Here's why we're being instructed to take Live+Same Day ratings less seriously now than ever before.
“Wayward Pines” premiered last week with 3.76 million viewers and a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49. Hitting The Mulaney Line for a premiere isn't especially good, but FOX already was able to spin the numbers as full retention of its “Bones” lead-in and not bad for a pilot that had already gone up early online and that was facing a slew of big finales.
Well, Live+SD figures are in and “Wayward Pines” went up nearly 90 percent to a 1.9 rating among adults 18-49 and 65 percent to nearly 6.2 million viewers, moving ahead of “Bones” in both measures.
That doesn't make “Wayward Pines” a huge spash but as summer limited run programming goes? It gives FOX something to be optimistic about.
FOX will let viewers have another chance to catch the “Wayward Pines” premiere on Thursday (May 21) at 8 p.m. and it'll be followed by the second episode, titled “Do Not Discuss Your Life Before,” in the regular 9 p.m. time period.
HitFix has an exclusive scene from Thursday's new episode, in which we see Matt Dillon's Ethan poking around with the corpse he discovered in the pilot and Melissa Leo's Pam being deliciously creepy.
Check it out:
And if you're going to be at ATX Festival in Austin in two weeks, I'll be moderating the “Wayward Pines” finale on Friday, June 5. Come say “Hi.”