I'm recovered from the disruption in my life that was called Irene to get back to ratings. As several shows have already finished for the summer, the list gets shorter.
True Blood maintains its status as the “Category 5” geek show. It’s got a perfect storm going with a young median age, dual-gender appeal and steady ratings every week of late. Its numbers are even more impressive when you consider fewer people have HBO than any of the other networks shown.
Burn Notice had a drop in total viewers, but it had an increase last week. It’s been a bit of a yo-yo. Up and down. Up and down.
Curb Your Enthusiasm also decreased from an increase of almost the same size the week prior. Was that the one Rosie O'Donnell was in? If so, I guess she isn't the draw Ricky Gervais was.
The canceled Eureka saw a 9% drop, while the other two Syfy Monday night shows stayed about the same. Remember, there’s still another season of Eureka to be shown.
Near the bottom of the list, Louie and Torchwood had double-digit increases off of low bases.
Louie was a bit less male-skewed compared to the previous week, so its gains may have come from more chicks watching.
Torchwood has had double-digit percentage increases two weeks in a row. Its number of viewers has increased by a third in the last two weeks. It should be noted that this airing is one of many.
BTW-did you know that Syfy's Haven, which we haven't been reporting here, has 1.9 million viewers?