Find us

Should Once Upon a Time Fans Worry About Recent Low Ratings?

Written by Alexander Tucker   // 03/18/2013

Should Once Upon a Time Fans Worry About Recent Low Ratings?Should Once Upon a Time Fans Worry About Recent Low Ratings?

 

Here’s some new Once Upon a Time Scoop From Matt Roush’s Ask Matt, Monday, March 18th Q & A Post.

 

 

Question: Should we Once Upon a Time fans be worried with the low ratings the show has oddly been getting lately?

Matt Roush: It’s a little early to start worrying about renewal beyond this season, don’t you think? Once was not helped by ABC scheduling first-run episodes against big events in January and February, but any show on Sundays faces that problem. Daylight savings is also no friend to shows that air at 8/7c. But in the bigger picture, as you suggested, the networks are taking into account many more factors than the immediate overnight ratings to calculate what makes a show a success in this increasingly fragmented marketplace. I like your idea of pairing Once with a similarly fantastic show, but I’d be surprised if ABC moves this show off of Sundays, where it still performs an important function as a family-friendly show in a critical hour. Either way, it seems too early for the Once producers to start thinking about an endgame or for fans to be worrying about an unhappily-ever-after scenario.


[fbcomments]

Similar posts