Baseball, 'Big Bang' pull viewers away from 'Last Resort'
The World Series Game 2 on Fox eroded the ratings for the Isle-filmed ABC series, “Last Resort,” but CBS’ one-two comedy punch (“Big Bang Theory” and “Two and a Half Men”) prevailed in the 7 p.m. (8 p.m. Mainland) hour Thursday (Oct. 25) night.
For “Last Resort,” which I didn’t see, it was purportedly the best episode since the pilot aired. Alas, baseball had the bases loaded and even stole some of the drama’s viewers.
The World Series pulled in 10.1 million viewers (and 2.9 in adults 18 to 4 demos), compared to 6.4 million viewers (and 1.3 in demos) for “Last Resort,” according to the Nielsen TV ratings.
In comparison, CBS’ “Big Bang” had a theory of its own — laughing all the way to the bank with 15.3 million viewers (and 4.8 demos) in the first half-hour, and “Two and a Half Men” pulling in 12.9 million viewers (and 3.7 demos) in the second half hour.
For “Last Resort,” it was the weakest figures to date in a tough time slot that has seen shows come and go in recent years.
Because of plotline continuity issues, it seems to be a difficult task not only to attract a viewership but maintain the following.