Hell yeah, Medium will be back for another season! =)
NBC made an early announcement about next season. Read about it here .
CBS (ended 2011)
|Yes, competition against Desperate Housewives will be tough, but that show began shedding ratings in its 3rd season. I think Medium would do better pitted against Housewives because it's a different enough of a show than it's current competition, CSI: Miami. While I realize that Medium and CSI:M are very different, they're of the same genre, and Medium is different enough from Housewives that it might be to Medium's advantage to air opposite it. (?) Time will tell, I guess.|
|Yes, DH and Medium will probably be a tough face-off because they share a lot of the same demos (18-49, women, etc.) But despite its upsurge in the early part of the season, DH has been dwindling creatively for the last couple of seasons, and its post-strike return last night drew only 16M viewers, a SERIES low. If this trend continues, it may very well be on its way out after next season. I personally would have liked to see Medium (if they MUST move it to Sundays) in the 10pm slot against Brothers & Sisters. They do share a similar audience, but I think Medium skews slightly younger in the demo which would be better for it, plus Brothers & Sisters ratings are about the same as Medium's ratings now, so it would be a pretty even match-up.|
Medium's since post-strike:
01/07/08 09.60 M 3.3Hardly a dwindling show if I should say and even though the post-strike return only garnered a 16mil, as eclecticvewer stated she/he even forgot it was returning. With the strike, many people abandoned their tv sets and found other means to get their entertainment, movies, dvds, games etc.
01/14/08 09.51 M 3.3
01/21/08 10.02 M 3.3
02/18/08 08.45 M 2.8
02/25/08 07.61 M 2.5
03/03/08 09.08 M 3.0
03/10/08 09.34 M 2.9
03/17/08 10.07 M 3.3
03/24/08 08.91 M 3.0
03/31/08 09.65 M 3.1
04/07/08 10.86 M 3.5
Well confusedboy, you misread what mediumfanatic said:
|DH has been dwindling creatively for the last couple of seasons, and its post-strike return last night drew only 16M viewers, a SERIES low.|
She/he said the show has been dwindling creatively for the last few seasons. As a fan of Desperate Housewives, I admit I'm growing tired of it. There are these alleged "shocking" episodes that never have any payoff (e.g. "Something's Coming" was the stupidest episode of the series, IMO). The show has yet to recapture the dark, interesting, and creative tone of its first season.
Also, the show has indeed dwindled the past few years in terms of viewers.
Season 1: # 4 with 23 million viewers
Season 2: # 4 with 22 million viewers
Season 3: # 10 with 17.5 million viewers
It doesn't look like season 4 is about to recapture any big ratings numbers comparable to those of the first two seasons, does it?
I'm not posting all of this to dis on DH, I'm merely pointing out the fact that Medium will have tough competition against DH next season, but at least it's not airing opposite DH when it was at its peak a few years ago.