The ratings were lackluster again for ALIAS this past sunday. First they can’t get it on during primetime on the east coast after the Superbowl, then the episode after the Superbowl episode is probably the worst in the history of the show. Then on the opening of weekend for Daredevil (1 day after Jennifer Garner hosts SNL) they preempt ALIAS for The Music Man starring Matthew Broderick…but luckily they bring a new episode in just in time to compete with the Grammys.
Not to mention that the normal lead in is the Disney movie…wonderful lead in for an espionage show. Then this past week they give it a leadin of “I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!!!” A horrible show that makes horrible ratings.
It just doesn’t seem to me that they know what to do with a great show when they’ve got one. Look what they’ve done to the Practice, moving it to Mondays has practically killed it. Why didn’t they just move it to 9pm on Sundays, thereby giving ALIAS an appropriate lead in.
I guess it’s just idle bitching, and maybe ALIAS wouldn’t do well in the ratings even if all of the circumstances were perfect, but damn…at least ONE wise decision when handling the show.