Archive for February 16th, 2009
Dollhouse premiere fails to meet Fox’s expectations, but were they bad?
by Doc on Feb.16, 2009, under Television
Joss Whedon’s new series Dollhouse, which premiered on Friday after the mid-season return of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles in the Friday night “death slot” – failed to meet even Fox’s meager expectations, losing to Supernanny and only scoring 4.7 million 2.0/6 rating. Terminator didn’t fare well either, barely beating Howie Do It with a 3.7m 1.3/5). Hollywood Insider puts a different spin on it though – looking at the increase in viewers over Terminator and that it took in double the female viewers versus its lead-in and scored second among males 18-34. I actually found Dollhouse decent for its first episode – Alias-esque with a bit more SF and a ton of potential for star Eliza Dushku to show off her acting skills in a variety of roles.