ER wasn’t the only show in the Fall of 1994 that was produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment. Early November that year, the interplanetary settler sci-fi show EARTH 2 premiered to quite stunning ratings on Sunday night, giving NBC hope that they might have a TV show on their hands that would be able to solidly go against football games that were about to end. 25.2 million viewers watched the two-hour pilot, which apparently meant NBC really had a successful TV show on their hands.
A week later though, it was clear that at least a third of the Households didn’t like the show and decided not to return for the second episode. From here on, EARTH 2 continued its downfall into oblivion, though for two times the show was able to spike its ratings with whatever kind of promo material NBC was assaulting their viewers with. Some might have thought the 11.5 rating in early 1995 would have brought the show back to attention of Americans, but that was pretty much the last time EARTH 2 saw solid numbers. The share danced around 10 and 12 percent, and even went down to eight percent for its penultimate episode.