Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Ratings: 90210 and MELROSE PLACE Down Again

The CW took a bit of a hit on Tuesday night as both 90210 and MELROSE PLACE were down. 90210's decline has been gradual this season (2.2 million, 1.1), but the new MELROSE is falling faster. Last night's episode mustered just 1.5 million viewers with a 0.8 in the 18-49 demographic. Heather Locklear can't return soon enough for MP. CBS dominated the night with 20 million viewers for NCIS.


  1. I think the CW just assumed that tossing a bunch of sexy 20-somethings on the screen would equal ratings success. That was the mistake the original Melrose Place made. It had to revamp before it could succeed.

    I'm not sure that even Heather Locklear can save this version.

    BTW, who was the idiot who thought it was cool to have the only Asian woman be a mix of two stereotypes: the over achiever and the prostitute.

  2. Hope Heather Locker’s return can save the show….this show has been great so far, and last night’s episode was the best yet. I couldn’t believe it when I read on Perez Hilton that the ratings are taking a big dive which is so stupid because this show is just getting better…so come on people stop being so LAME!

    I was so glad they had Taryn Manning guest star last night – love her! She even pulled a gun on Jonah as they played the Boomkat song “Run Boy” – it was so great. There’s some videos of Taryn and company doing dance rehearsals for the Melrose Place episode floating around on YouTube ( ). Makes me so envious of her dancing…*sigh. Bring Taryn back for more episodes and let’s make Heather a full-time, permanent cast member again!