After a huge debut, the alien remake finds itself in trouble once more as the second episode ratings fell nearly 30% from the week before.

The second “V” hour was seen by 10.7 million viewers and drew a 3.8 rating among adults 18-49, down 27% from last week. That’s the largest fall from a premiere we’ve seen for a scripted show this season.

While the numbers are nothing to sneeze at, NCIS, which has been on for a number of years, landed back at the top spot once again.  Also, execs and pundits expected the viewer loss in the second week, but with only two more episodes before the series goes on an extended break, if the last two showings continue to fall, viewers may be wondering where the alien visitors disappeared to.

via THR


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  1. I couldn’t get into this series – it’s trying so hard to be serious & relevant that it’s almost painful. It also has that “slow burn in lieu of real plot” that Flash Forward has, and after a few tries, I’ve found I just stop caring. It’s not even cheesy fun like old-school sci-fi.

  2. Dammit, I hope this series can at least finish out a full season. Watching it is like playing spot the genre actor. I’ve seen players from a lot of different sci-fi shows, and their experince seems to help really sell it.

    How the hell do I get a Nielson box so I can just leave it on every good sci-fi show out there do my part!

  3. The new V might be many things, but slow burn it is NOT! This thing is moving at breakneck pace! I mean, the old mini-series worked on building the conflict, storyline, tension, etc. This one slapped it all out at you within the first hour. If anything, it needs to SLOW down! IMHO.

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