Michael Hinman, at SyFy Portal, has written another great article about Moonlight! He has been a wonderful supporter of our show. :) In his online column, he discusses the ratings and expresses his opinion that Moonlight returned with its long awaited new episode ~ Love Lasts Forever (#1x11) ~ without missing a step!
Moonlight Back With A Vengeance
"Moonlight" picked right up where it left off on CBS, marking a strong return for its first episode of 2008.
The vampire show earned a 5.2 rating/9 share according to Fast National ratings from Nielsen Media Research, once again down from its "Ghost Whisperer" lead-in, but still winning the hour that contained repeats for the most part.
The last new episode to air of "Moonlight" drew a 4.9/9, and the series has remained surprisingly consistent in its ratings, fluctuating no more than 1.2 rating points between its high of 5.8/11 achieved in its series premiere to a low of 4.6/8 two weeks later. The show has never looked back, and is a little more than half a ratings point behind its all-time high.
Fast Nationals usually provide a snapshot of what Americans are watching by pulling numbers from the top urban markets that includes both live viewing and same-day timeshifted viewing. A rating point generally represents more than 1.1 million households while the share indicates the percentage of televisions turned on that was tuned to the specific program. These numbers typically shift when final ratings are issued.
Photo ~ This is one of my favorite images of Beth from Love Lasts Forever. Sophia looks so good in it. And.... a little hint of Mick never hurts. *wink*