Ratings Archive: 2 BROKE GIRLS (Season 2)

2-broke-girls-s2-logoI interrupt the usual way of choosing the shows I wanna archive here and continue with a first second season, because why should I be waiting for another year to post second-season numbers, even if they are as uninteresting are those of 2 BROKE GIRLS. The first season of the CBS sitcom turned out to be a success, albeit the ratings for the series opener were skewed due to TWO AND A HALF MEN introducing Ashton Kutcher before. So, it was not only obvious that the season two average of 2 BROKE GIRLS would be down, just because of the skewed numbers of the pilot, but down generally, because that’s how shows live on television (except you’re THE X-FILES, 24, ER, CSI, HOUSE M.D., or some other show I still need to discover).

CBS let the show live on on Mondays, where it was solid enough to never outright fall flat. Like the last few episodes of the first season, the first part of the second season had less than ten million viewers, but the viewership numbers would eventually rise, and deliver nearly 12.5 million viewers mid-season, a high that was reached last time in December 2011. But the viewership average of the season went down 12.4 percent, while the target demo took a bit of a bigger hit, tanking 21.5 percent. While a 12% loss of viewers can be survived easily, the disappearance of one fifth of the target audience was more worrisome. 2 BROKE GIRLS started with great numbers though, and the fall to oblivion was a long one. Yet, the show commenced falling with the second season, even if a 3.4 ratings average in the target demo in year two still looks quite golden.

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