TV Ratings Report: Not Getting Bent

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This just in: when you fail to promote a sitcom, and burn off its entire season in three weeks despite critical praise, that sitcom will not garner high ratings. Such is the shocking lesson learned by the numbers for Bent on NBC from last night...

Benton NBC

8 p.m.
American Idol: 15.5 million viewers
Survivor: 10.2 million
Whitney: 4.2 million/Suburgatory: 4.4 million
The Middle rerun: 4.9 million/Modern Family rerun: 5.6 million
One Tree Hill: 1.5 million

9 p.m.
American Idol: 17.6 million
Criminal Minds: 11.9 million
Bent: 2.8 million/Bent: 2.4 million
America's Next Top Model: 1.3 million

10 p.m.
CSI: 11.2 million
Missing rerun: 5 million
Rock Center with Brian Williams: 3 million

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How did NBC not promote it? I saw a ton of commercials for it. I think the issue is viewers already told NBC they don't like this type of sitcom when viewers didn't already watch either Perfect Couples or 100 Questions. Not surprisingly, they are not watching it the third time around either.


I thought this show was GREAT!! I was so sad to see that is didn't have very good reviews. It was clever, the cast had good chemistry. I hope NBC gives it a chance.


You forgot Happy Endings and Are you there Chelsea?

Sarah silva

Bent was super funny!


1.5 million only tuned in for the death of Dan Scott on One Tree Hill? Appalling!