The season premieres on the traditionally leading Thursday prime-time lineup were down across the board. ABC still led (with CBS #2 and NBC third) with Grey’s Anatomy and Ugly Betty – but with numbers down 17% and 15% from last year, respectively.
Reminds me what we wrote in out DVR/VOD overview in 2006: “What’s on Thursday at 9? Soon no one may care any more.” That seemed like a strong statement to some then. Now it’s clearly the shape of things to come.