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Ratings Wars Update

"?íRob!" Drops a bit, "Alcatraz" starts strong, "Switched at Birth" stays steady

By Se Fija!
Published on LatinoLA: January 26, 2012


Ratings Wars Update


All eyes were on "?íRob!" (pictured) last week to see how much of its impressive audience for its premiere would return for Episode 2. The numbers aren't bad: a 12% drop-off, which isn't bad at all, though it's going to have to go a few more weeks of no-additional-losses to lock down a renewal for the 2012-13 season.

The show itself seemed a little less addicted to stereotypesÔÇômore just straight slapstick this time aroundÔÇôthough Lupe Ontiveros remains horribly underutilized. C'mon, you guys!

Jorge Garcia in "Alcatraz," a sprawling plot and a huge castÔÇôthis is J.J.Abrams, after allÔÇôpleased a lot of people with its two-hour premiere on Fox this week. Its 3.3 rating was a full 33% better than the last show that premiered in that position ("The Chicago Code," if anyone's interested), and actually gave Fox the best numbers in that time slot in three years, since January '09 and "Lie to Me," pushing the network to #2 for the night, right behind CBS and the apparently unbreakable "Two and a Half Men." Here's hoping the numbers stay good.

And "Switched at Birth" on ABC Family continues to be one of the cable net's most popular original dramas (right up there with "Pretty Little Liars"), displaying awesome numbers with women of just about every age group, and maintaining them as it continues to soar into the second half of its first season (and it's already been renewed for Season 2).

Congrats to Constance Marie and the rest of the cast.

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