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    Chaos_Zombie

    [1]Oct 2, 2009
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    I got this idea from Squizz on The Office boards and will do this for FlashForward. I'll also add a few things like he did once more episodes come out.

    SEASON 1:
    09/24/09: 1-01 "No More Good Days" - 12.41 million viewers (4.1 rating in 18-49 demo)
    10/01/09: 1-02 "White to Play" - ??? million viewers (??? rating in 18-49 demo)
    10/08/09: 1-03 "137 Sekunden" - ??? million viewers (??? rating in 18-49 demo)
    10/15/09: 1-04 "Black Swan" - ??? million viewers (??? rating in 18-49 demo)
    Season Average So Far: 12.41 million viewers (4.1 rating in 18-49 demo) [Totals: 12.41M & 4.1R]

    Source: tvbythenumbers.com

    For those who don't know the most important number is the 18-49 demo. That's the one networks use to evaluate a show being worthwhile to keep because that's what brings the money in on ads. 5.0+ is phenominal nowadays, 4.0 = great, 3.0 = good, 2.0 = average, could be canceled depending on the timeslot. The total viewers isn't as important. So a show pulling 10M viewers with a 2.5 demo isn't as likely to be renewed as a show pulling 8M viewers with a 3.5 demo. It's kind of weird but that's how it works. Also, premieres are typically heavily skewed upward so the second episode will have a larger dropoff. It's not until a few episodes have come and gone that we'll see how the viewers level out and where a show's stability is. I'll update this later today once the numbers for 'White to Play' are released. I'm hoping for 9M viewers at a 3.0+ demo at least.

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    AbdullaAlAkbar

    [2]Oct 2, 2009
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    this show is cool

    it is one of the best tv shows on tv today

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    Chaos_Zombie

    [3]Oct 2, 2009
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    SEASON 1:
    09/24/09: 1-01 "No More Good Days" - 12.41 million viewers (4.1 rating in 18-49 demo)
    10/01/09: 1-02 "White to Play" - 10.78 million viewers (3.7 rating in 18-49 demo)
    10/08/09: 1-03 "137 Sekunden" - ??? million viewers (??? rating in 18-49 demo)
    10/15/09: 1-04 "Black Swan" - ??? million viewers (??? rating in 18-49 demo)
    Season Average So Far: 11.60 million viewers (3.9 rating in 18-49 demo) [Totals: 23.19M & 7.8R]

    Source: tvbythenumbers.com

    Analysis: FlashForward tied for first in the competition with Survivor. Surprisingly enough, though a dropoff is expected after a premiere, it wasn't that much. Both the total viewers and the demo are still strong and great news for a second episode. As the weeks go by we'll see how the viewers steady to a solid audience. Not bad at all for a brand new show without a lead-in.

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    jkalabus

    [4]Oct 7, 2009
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    Thanks for posting these numbers and giving some analysis. Very helpful!
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    Chaos_Zombie

    [5]Oct 9, 2009
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    SEASON 1:
    09/24/09: 1-01 "No More Good Days" - 12.41 million viewers (4.1 rating in 18-49 demo)
    10/01/09: 1-02 "White to Play" - 10.78 million viewers (3.7 rating in 18-49 demo)
    10/08/09: 1-03 "137 Sekunden" - 9.05 million viewers (3.0 rating in 18-49 demo)
    10/15/09: 1-04 "Black Swan" - ??? million viewers (??? rating in 18-49 demo)
    10/22/09: 1-05 "Gimme Some Truth" - ??? million viewers (??? rating in 18-49 demo)

    Season Average So Far: 10.75 million viewers (3.6 rating in 18-49 demo) [Totals: 32.24M & 10.8R]

    Source: tvbythenumbers.com

    Analysis: Had a big dropoff last night. The main culprit is thought to be the baseball playoffs with a good deal of people DVRing FlashForward instead but it's hard to say. These numbers may eventually look better after the DVR data is calculated in a week (though networks don't normally release that data, or at least not right away). It still came in second on the night behind Survivor and every show had a significant dropoff (again, likely baseball). The only show that didn't was The Office and that's because of the wedding episode event. Hopefully next week will show better numbers! Also good news, the numbers increased greatly in the second half so that's always a great sign.

    Edited on 10/23/2009 10:33am
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    NinjaTurtleFan

    [6]Oct 14, 2009
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    For me, I'm giving up on this show. At first, I thought that was a pretty good pilot, and holy cow people have fallen asleep at the same time. However, now it's just do I care people believe in their dreams when they have fallen asleep that are true? And for me, do I care if it happens again? So, they fall asleep. Also, the guy is dying, and how can he change his future? It's set in stone, and than there are just too many characters to deal with. This is ironic because I enjoyed Day Break, and that was about this guy changing his future, but this was changing the same day.

    I'm not trying to change anyones minds about this show not to watch it, but I just want to say why I stopped watching it after the 3rd episode. Maybe, that's why the ratings have dropped somewhat.

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    obmawiamy

    [7]Oct 14, 2009
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    Sorry for my language.
    I'm disapointed. Producer starting using "scheme scenario" Why ?
    Becouse he adding new faces to visions. In this way this movie will be like lost or prison. Wneh nothing will happend, director put new thinks to old visions.
    Pilot was grate but third episod was really kiddy. I think it's movie for kids
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    Chaos_Zombie

    [8]Oct 15, 2009
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    NinjaTurtleFan wrote:

    I'm not trying to change anyones minds about this show not to watch it, but I just want to say why I stopped watching it after the 3rd episode. Maybe, that's why the ratings have dropped somewhat.

    The rest I disagree with and don't really go with this thread so I'll just comment on this. While it's likely people are falling off and losing interest in the show this is all natural. New shows always start off strongest and then bleed viewers until they 'bottom out' and stabalize. Until we see consistent ratings from week to week there's no way to tell why viewers are leaving or if it's significant. If the show stabalizes soon then we'll know the show has found it's core audience and those numbers will go up or down slightly for the rest of the season. Plus you have to take into account baseball playoffs are here and have a huge affect on ratings when the target audience is the same, as it is in this case.

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    TidalWaveRider

    [9]Oct 15, 2009
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    NinjaTurtleFan wrote:

    For me, I'm giving up on this show. At first, I thought that was a pretty good pilot, and holy cow people have fallen asleep at the same time. However, now it's just do I care people believe in their dreams when they have fallen asleep that are true? And for me, do I care if it happens again? So, they fall asleep. Also, the guy is dying, and how can he change his future? It's set in stone, and than there are just too many characters to deal with. This is ironic because I enjoyed Day Break, and that was about this guy changing his future, but this was changing the same day.

    I'm not trying to change anyones minds about this show not to watch it, but I just want to say why I stopped watching it after the 3rd episode. Maybe, that's why the ratings have dropped somewhat.

    I guess some people don't realize that Flash Forward is not about human beings falling asleep at the same time. Yes, that happened, but think about the show's name: Flash Forward-- flashing forward to the future. It's about escaping a mysterious, terrible future. No, we don't yet understand what's so bad about the future, but that's the general direction in which the show's heading. You think the future is set in stone? If that's the case, why did the German prisoner get released 6 months before his vision said he would be released? Why did the bracelet Mark's daughter created eventually get burned in the fireplace instead of stay on Mark's wrist? I liked Day Break too, but it felt like watching someone else play a video game because it was so repetitive. Hang in there. This show is going to be special by season's end.

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    miss_wierd

    [10]Oct 15, 2009
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    NinjaTurtleFan says

    . Also, the guy is dying, and how can he change his future? It's set in stone,

    ========================================

    No it's not set in stone. Nobody's flashforward is set in stone. They can try to change it.

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    Chaos_Zombie

    [11]Oct 16, 2009
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    SEASON 1:
    09/24/09: 1-01 "No More Good Days" - 12.41 million viewers (4.1 rating in 18-49 demo)
    10/01/09: 1-02 "White to Play" - 10.78 million viewers (3.7 rating in 18-49 demo)
    10/08/09: 1-03 "137 Sekunden" - 9.05 million viewers (3.0 rating in 18-49 demo)
    10/15/09: 1-04 "Black Swan" - 9.12 million viewers (3.1 rating in 18-49 demo)
    10/22/09: 1-05 "Gimme Some Truth" - ??? million viewers (??? rating in 18-49 demo)

    Season Average So Far: 10.34 million viewers (3.5 rating in 18-49 demo) [Totals: 41.36M & 13.9R]

    Source: tvbythenumbers.com

    Analysis: Good news for FlashForward this week. It's numbers were up a bit from the last week and it may be a sign that the show is stabilizing in viewers. The next few weeks should be very telling, especially once November sweeps start. ABC should definitely be pleased with these numbers considering they haven't had a lot of luck recently with new dramas and this one could be a cornerstone for them.

    Edited on 10/23/2009 10:33am
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    Chaos_Zombie

    [12]Oct 23, 2009
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    SEASON 1:
    09/24/09: 1-01 "No More Good Days" - 12.41 million viewers (4.1 rating in 18-49 demo)
    10/01/09: 1-02 "White to Play" - 10.78 million viewers (3.7 rating in 18-49 demo)
    10/08/09: 1-03 "137 Sekunden" - 9.05 million viewers (3.0 rating in 18-49 demo)
    10/15/09: 1-04 "Black Swan" - 9.12 million viewers (3.1 rating in 18-49 demo)
    10/22/09: 1-05 "Gimme Some Truth" - 9.82 million viewers (3.0 rating in 18-49 demo)
    10/29/09: 1-06 "Scary Monsters and Super Creeps" - ??? million viewers (??? rating in 18-49 demo)
    11/05/09: 1-07 "The Gift" - ??? million viewers (??? rating in 18-49 demo)
    11/12/09: 1-08 "Rules of the Game" - ??? million viewers (??? rating in 18-49 demo)

    Season Average So Far: 10.24 million viewers (3.4 rating in 18-49 demo) [Totals: 51.18M & 16.9R]

    Source: tvbythenumbers.com

    Analysis: Despite going up against a heavily promo'd Survivor and Game 5 of the ALCS FlashForward gained roughly 700,000 viewers and nearly stayed put in the demo. Once again, it gained viewers and demo in the second half hour and it appears to have stabalized. Once baseball is over in a couple weeks we'll get a better idea of where the show stands and if things really pick up the show could take off. For now, things still look very promising and ABC has to be pleased at its consistency so far.

    Edited on 10/23/2009 10:32am
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    smoke-monster

    [13]Oct 23, 2009
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    In my Flash Forward, this show got cancelled.
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    copygeek

    [14]Oct 24, 2009
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    I'm just curious why you don't edit the first post in the thread so that we don't have to scroll down to read the ratings for each week?
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    Chaos_Zombie

    [15]Oct 24, 2009
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    Mainly because not many will notice as much if I just edit the first post when they are updated. I don't think it's going to kill anyone to scroll down to see the latest.
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    Chaos_Zombie

    [16]Oct 30, 2009
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    SEASON 1:
    09/24/09: 1-01 "No More Good Days" - 12.41 million viewers (4.1 rating in 18-49 demo)
    10/01/09: 1-02 "White to Play" - 10.78 million viewers (3.7 rating in 18-49 demo)
    10/08/09: 1-03 "137 Sekunden" - 9.05 million viewers (3.0 rating in 18-49 demo)
    10/15/09: 1-04 "Black Swan" - 9.12 million viewers (3.1 rating in 18-49 demo)
    10/22/09: 1-05 "Gimme Some Truth" - 9.82 million viewers (3.0 rating in 18-49 demo)
    10/29/09: 1-06 "Scary Monsters and Super Creeps" - 8.98 million viewers (2.7 rating in 18-49 demo)
    11/05/09: 1-07 "The Gift" - ??? million viewers (??? rating in 18-49 demo)
    11/12/09: 1-08 "Playing Cards with Coyote" - ??? million viewers (??? rating in 18-49 demo)

    Season Average So Far: 10.03 million viewers (3.3 rating in 18-49 demo) [Totals: 60.16M & 19.6R]

    Source: tvbythenumbers.com

    Analysis: Season lows across the board. Some of it could be blamed on baseball I'm sure but I have to wonder if the show's slow pacing is taking its toll on viewers. I think the majority of FF's viewers are curious about the blackout and not as interested in the daily drama of the characters. They need to start getting the ball rolling here before it bleeds any more viewers.

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    Chaos_Zombie

    [17]Nov 6, 2009
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    SEASON 1:
    09/24/09: 1-01 "No More Good Days" - 12.41 million viewers (4.1 rating in 18-49 demo)
    10/01/09: 1-02 "White to Play" - 10.78 million viewers (3.7 rating in 18-49 demo)
    10/08/09: 1-03 "137 Sekunden" - 9.05 million viewers (3.0 rating in 18-49 demo)
    10/15/09: 1-04 "Black Swan" - 9.12 million viewers (3.1 rating in 18-49 demo)
    10/22/09: 1-05 "Gimme Some Truth" - 9.82 million viewers (3.0 rating in 18-49 demo)
    10/29/09: 1-06 "Scary Monsters and Super Creeps" - 8.98 million viewers (2.7 rating in 18-49 demo)
    11/05/09: 1-07 "The Gift" - 8.47 million viewers (2.6 rating in 18-49 demo)
    11/12/09: 1-08 "Playing Cards with Coyote" - ??? million viewers (??? rating in 18-49 demo)
    11/19/09: 1-09 "Believe" - ??? million viewers (??? rating in 18-49 demo)


    Season Average So Far: 9.80 million viewers (3.2 rating in 18-49 demo) [Totals: 68.63M & 22.2R]

    Source: tvbythenumbers.com

    Analysis: Once again, season lows across the board. Maybe people are getting tired of the slow pacing up until this point. Last night's episode seemed to be one of the best so hopefully word of mouth gets around and the bleeding stops before too many people give up on the show.

    Edited on 11/06/2009 10:33am
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    kbelliveau

    [18]Nov 8, 2009
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    I think word of Mouth will be enough to get people back into this series. This is the one show I hope can have a long run. I have found myself disappointed with short running shows, and so I am hoping for atleast 3 solid seasons from this show and possibly a 4 and a 5th that are still good enough to watch.
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    irs1988

    [19]Nov 13, 2009
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    OP keep updating the thread with weekly entries. I look forward to reading it after I watch every episode on abc.com On a side note, why are the ratings for this show so low before the episode even airs? And how is it so low after it airs? This show is loads better then other shows on tv. Is the general public really that emptyheaded?
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    Chaos_Zombie

    [20]Nov 13, 2009
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    SEASON 1:
    09/24/09: 1-01 "No More Good Days" - 12.41 million viewers (4.1 rating in 18-49 demo)
    10/01/09: 1-02 "White to Play" - 10.78 million viewers (3.7 rating in 18-49 demo)
    10/08/09: 1-03 "137 Sekunden" - 9.05 million viewers (3.0 rating in 18-49 demo)
    10/15/09: 1-04 "Black Swan" - 9.12 million viewers (3.1 rating in 18-49 demo)
    10/22/09: 1-05 "Gimme Some Truth" - 9.82 million viewers (3.0 rating in 18-49 demo)
    10/29/09: 1-06 "Scary Monsters and Super Creeps" - 8.98 million viewers (2.7 rating in 18-49 demo)
    11/05/09: 1-07 "The Gift" - 8.47 million viewers (2.6 rating in 18-49 demo)
    11/12/09: 1-08 "Playing Cards with Coyote" - 8.33 million viewers (2.6 rating in 18-49 demo)
    11/19/09: 1-09 "Believe" - ??? million viewers (??? rating in 18-49 demo)


    Season Average So Far: 9.62 million viewers (3.1 rating in 18-49 demo) [Totals: 76.96M & 24.8R]

    Source: tvbythenumbers.com

    Analysis: The ratings pretty much stayed even. Has the bleeding finally stopped? Let's hope so because if it dips any lower it'll be in danger of not coming back for a 2nd season. Word of mouth needs to be getting around that the quality of the last 2 episodes has been strong and the show is picking up steam.

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