The early ratings for Supernatural this week do not look good. Early numbers were 2.3/3. I'm still waiting to hear the final numbers, and I don't pretend to understand exactly how those ratings translate into millions of viewers, but I know it's continuing a downward trend. Mark Berman is hinting strongly that he thinks the new Robin the Boy Wonder series may be heading to the CW's Thursdays next year. I guess the question then would be whether the CW would axe Smallville, which has been around for -- what?- eight seasons? but still pulls in better numbers than Supernatural. And since Kripke has said next year would be the last season, I'm not sure the CW would stop flogging that particular dead horse for a show that plans to end in a year anyway.
I'm beginning to start to worry for the show again. 8-(edit
Mark Berman lists this week's numbers, which don't look as bad as I thought they did! In fact, we're up a bit over last week's episode. PHEW.
The CW capped off Thursday with veteran Smallville (Viewers: #5, 4.22 million; A18-49: #5, 1.7/ 5), which dipped by 430,000 viewers and 11 percent among adults from one year earlier, and Supernatural (Viewers: #5, 3.25 million; A18-49: #5, 1.3/ 3). Is Robin the Boy Wonder heading to the CW Thursday next season?
Here's how the ratings have looked this season:
4X01 Lazarus Rising: 3.96 million
4X02 Are You There, God? It's Me, Dean Winchester: 3.18 million
4x03 In the Beginning: 3.51 million
4X04 Metamorphosis: 3.14 million
4X05 Monster Movie: 3.06 million
So, "Yellow Fever" is actually the third-highest rated episode of the season so far.