Ratings For Who Do You Think You Are? Episode 1

Ratings for Who Do You Think You Are?

The overnight ratings for Episode 1 of Who Do You Think You Are? with Sarah Jessica Parker are up over at MediaWeek:

“CBS was the most-watched network on this first Friday in March, while CBS and NBC tied for No. 1 among adults 18-49. But with fewer than 8 million viewers and just a 1.7 rating among adults 18-49 for the dominant network, Friday, no doubt, is in need of a complete overhaul.

In series-premiere news, NBC’s Who Do You Think You Are? finished second in the 8 p.m. hour with 6.85 million viewers and a 1.6 rating/6 share among adults 18-49. Had this been Monday through Thursday, I would have considered this a “loser,” but for low level Friday it could be worse. Let’s see what happens next week.”

So while it isn’t good, it isn’t bad – I think it is too early to tell right now.  Of course, Friday night is one of the worst nights of the week for television.  Let’s hope that if Who Do You Think You Are? is picked up for a second season that it is moved to Sunday.  I think that is a better night for family programming like WDYTYA.

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What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.” Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.

5 thoughts on “Ratings For Who Do You Think You Are? Episode 1

  1. Sunday would be a very bad night! It could never compete with The Amazing Race. I actually think it will do OK on Friday night and that it will die if they move it. The ratings share mentioned is for 18-49 and many of us who tuned in last night are a bit older than that.

  2. I am so sad that it didn’t do better than that. I was sure it would get better ratings since it was publicized so much during the olympics.

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