As One Tree Hill (2.5 million viewers, 1.2 share) managed to maintain its premiere rating Monday, Gossip Girl (2.1 million, 1.1) faltered in the 9 p.m. slot.
The ratings were down 21 percent from the season premiere, which was down even more significantly than that from the previous season's first episode.
To a point, we could not care less as long as the show remains on the air, and there has been zero indication from the CW that Gossip Girl is in jeopardy.
But on the flip side, a drop in ratings that were never super-high to begin with is somewhat alarming for a show that gets the amount of buzz GG does.
We love it like no other, but because we want to help Gossip Girl ensure a long, bright future, we can't help but wonder if improvements are needed.
That said, we're curious for your opinions on the following questions:
- Do you think the show has gone downhill? If so, why?
- What, if anything, can and should be done to fix it?