Viewership Drops for Life on Mars

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Life on Mars just grew a tad worse.

A week after premiering with the best numbers for a new drama this season, the ABC drama returned back to earth Thursday, falling behind shows on NBC and CBS.

The show lost 25% of its audience from its debut, earning just 8.5 million viewers last week; it finished behind NBC's ER (8.8 million viewers) and CBS' Eleventh Hour (12.0 million viewers).

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Will viewers continue to flee from Life on Mars?

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Life on Mars Quotes

If I'd wanted to be this bored, I'd go to Mass with the missus and her miserable mother.


I have an ass that can fart every Peter, Paul & Mary song ever recorded.

Ray Carling