The season’s final Nielsen ratings are out, and it’s official: absolutely no one watches the CW. Out of the 124 series that made Deadline’s rankings, the bottom seven shows were all from the CW, with former headline-maker “Gossip Girl” parked at #120 (I blame the lack of ice cream-related lesbian story lines) and the rancid “High Society” dead last. And those rankings don’t count the canceled stillborn turd that was “The Beautiful Life.” In fact, of the twelve original shows made by the CW, none made it higher than #109 (“America’s Next Top Model”). That’s 12 of the 16 most unwatched shows on TV.
Of course, as we often discuss, rankings have little to do with quality of programming. More than thirteen million people watch “Grey’s Anatomy” every week, and four of the top ten shows are crime procedurals on CBS. Fox used to get beat up in the rankings, too, until “The Simpsons” became an international phenomenon and made it a network to contend with.
I’m not really sure what my point was. I think it had something to do with Blake Lively and Leighton Meester making out.