Bad news for my TV Death Pool -- The CW has already ordered a full season of the new 90210:

... if early ratings are any indication, there are plenty of fans—some nostalgic, some too young to know that 90210 had a hipper-than-though predecessor—who will be along for the ride.

Nearly 12.7 million viewers caught one -- or both -- airings of the series premiere a few weeks ago, and 90210's Sept. 2 debut became the CW's highest-rated premiere ever among women ages 18 to 34.

I watched the first four episodes of this show hoping to see a trainwreck of epic proportions, but it's a bland teen drama distinguished primarily by its disturbingly thin cast members. Actresses Shenae Grimes and Jessica Stroup weigh less than 200 pounds combined. The show tries to keep nostalgic old people around by rationing out occasional scenes of Jennie Garth. For four weeks, characters awkwardly referred to Kelly Taylor's baby daddy only as "him," leaving viewers guessing whether he was Brandon, Dylan, Steve or my personal choice, Nat the elderly proprietor of the Peach Pit.

-- Rogers Cadenhead

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Fear not, Rog. First off, those numbers are not totally accurate.

Second, keep in mind
this show which last season also got picked up for a whole season...

CW had promoted 90210 so heavily that it became the de facto signature show of the network. So they had to pick it up for the back nine just to save face.

It won't be back next season. And neither will 90210.


 

Opportunity Knocks scored a dismal 1.6/5 in its first half hour, just beating out the CW's 90210 1.5/4.

Fringe slightly edged out DWTS in the first half hour. Looks like a solid winner. The Mentalist came in a respectable third - about the same numbers as Biggest Loser.


 

Knight Rider
7.4 million viewers
2.5 demo
7 share
Third place in the 8 p.m. hour, slightly less than how game show "Deal or No Deal" performed in the slot last year. The show's rating is half what the "Rider" movie (5.0) pulled last February.

Gary Unmarried built on it's Old Christine lead-in, but both did worse than Kid Nation - the program in that time slot last year.

Til Death and Do Not Disturb dropped again this week, putting Fox in 4th place.


 

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