Ratings: ABC airs 'Off the Map' pilot -- again!
ABC wasn’t sure you properly appreciated the premiere of Off the Map, so on Thursday the network aired the pilot again — this time with a Grey’s Anatomy lead-in.
And Off the Map did nearly the same numbers.
Which isn’t really a bad thing. You expect to get far fewer viewers for a repeat. But after Wednesday’s ratings cluster-freak with the president’s speech potentially messing with Off the Map‘s premiere mojo, it’s hard to say whether last night says something positive or not about the heavily promoted Map.
One thing’s for sure: The show received plenty of additional sampling. If everybody who watched both the premiere and the repeat tunes in for the show’s second episode next week, ABC will be thrilled.
ABC’s Off the Map do-over drew 6 million viewers and a 2.0 rating compared to its debut’s 2.3 rating. That’s a bit of a drop — but, again, it was a repeat — from Grey’s Anatomy (12.2 million, 4.4). The second week of Winter Wipeout (10.5 million, 3.6) did really well, only slipping a tad from last week’s time-period premiere.
Most competitors aired repeats last night, but there were a few exceptions. CBS had a steady $#*! My Dad Says (10.2 million, 2.9). Fox had an episode of Million Dollar Money Drop (5.7 million, 1.7) that posted a helpful 21 percent gain.