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HUMAN TARGET Hits New Low!! MODERN FAMILY Still 2nd To GLEE!! LAW & ORDER LA & DEFENDERS Up But Still Weak!! Wednesday Ratings!!

Published at: Nov. 19, 2010, 1:09 a.m. CST

I am – Hercules!!

Wednesdays, Sept. 8 – Nov. 17, 2010 18-49 finals; repeats in grey; prior weeks’ finals in parentheses: 4.8 (----) (4.8) (5.1) (4.7) (4.8) (4.6) (4.6) (5.1) (1.5) (1.7) Modern Family 3.8 (3.1) (3.9) (3.4) (3.7) (3.5) (3.5) (3.6) (4.0) (----) (1.6) Criminal Minds 3.5 (3.2) (3.7) (3.5) (3.6) (3.8) (3.8) (3.5) (4.0) (4.0) (----) Survivor 3.0 (----) (3.0) (3.3) (3.1) (3.2) (3.0) (2.8) (3.4) (1.3) (1.1) Cougar Town 2.8 (----) (2.9) (2.9) (2.6) (2.5) (2.5) (2.5) (2.7) (1.1) (1.3) The Middle 2.6 (2.7) (1.4) (----) (----) (3.1) (3.0) (2.9) (2.9) (----) (----) Hell’s Kitchen 2.3 (----) (2.5) (2.5) (2.1) (2.1) (2.3) (2.2) (2.5) (----) (----) Better With You 2.1 (2.0) (2.2) (1.3) (2.7) (2.3) (2.6) (2.8) (3.2) (----) (1.8) Law & Order SVU 1.9 (1.8) (2.3) (2.1) (2.3) (2.5) (2.2) (2.5) (2.9) (----) (----) The Defenders 1.9 (1.7) (1.9) (1.2) (2.4) (1.9) (2.4) (3.2) (----) (----) (----) Law & Order LA 1.8 (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Human Target 1.6 (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Dateline 1.5 (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) People’s Sexiest 1.4 (1.6) (1.8) (1.6) (1.6) (1.9) (1.8) (----) (----) (----) (----) South Park 1.1 (1.2) (1.3) (1.3) (1.3) (1.4) (1.3) (1.3) (1.3) (1.3) (1.3) America’s Next Top Model 1.0 (1.0) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Psych 1.0 (1.0) (0.9) (0.8) (0.9) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Meet The Browns 1.0 (0.6) (1.0) (0.8) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) NBA Basektball (7pm) 1.0 (1.0) (0.9) (1.1) (1.0) (1.1) (0.9) (1.0) (1.0) (1.0) (----) Ultimate Fighter 0.9 (0.9) (0.9) (0.9) (0.6) (0.9) (0.9) (0.9) (1.0) (1.1) (1.2) Hellcats 0.8 (0.8) (0.8) (0.9) (0.7) (0.7) (0.9) (----) (----) (----) (----) The Challenge 0.8 (0.7) (----) (0.9) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) NBA Basektball (10pm) 0.7 (0.7) (0.8) (0.9) (1.0) (0.7) (0.9) (0.9) (0.9) (0.8) (0.9) Ghost Hunters 0.7 (----) (0.8) (0.7) (0.7) (0.8) (0.6) (----) (----) (----) (----) Mythbusters 0.7 (0.5) (0.6) (0.7) (0.7) (0.7) (----) (0.8) (0.8) (----) (----) Top Chef: Just Desserts 0.7 (----) (0.7) (0.5) (0.9) (1.0) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Storm Chasers 0.7 (0.8) (0.9) (0.8) (0.9) (0.9) (0.9) (----) (----) (----) (----) Ugly Americans 0.6 (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Full Throttle Saloon 0.5 (----) (0.7) (0.6) (0.7) (0.7) (0.9) (0.4) (----) (----) (0.6) Dog The Bounty Hunter 0.4 (0.2) (0.3) (0.2) (0.2) (0.2) (----) (0.2) (0.4) (0.5) (----) Terriers 0.3 (0.3) (0.2) (0.4) (0.2) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) I Love Money 0.2 (----) (----) (0.2) (0.2) (0.2) (0.2) (----) (----) (----) (----) Dude, What Would Happen 0.2 (----) (----) (0.2) (0.2) (0.2) (0.2) (----) (----) (----) (----) Destroy Build Destroy 0.1 (0.1) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Dance Cam Slam

* Fox’s “Human Target” returned at its all-time low and helped perhaps pushed “Hell’s Kitchen” to its season low.

How it compares to the other Fox shows: 18-49 (prior Wednesdays in parentheses; repeats in gray): 5.0 (4.6) (1.9) (4.9) (2.1) (4.7) (4.6) (5.9) (5.6) (1.7) Glee 4.0 (3.7) (----) (1.4) (3.6) (3.6) (4.0) (3.8) (4.2) (1.2) House 3.9 (3.7) (----) (1.7) (----) (3.0) (4.2) (3.7) (2.2) (2.9) The Simpsons 3.4 (3.8) (----) (2.0) (----) (3.4) (4.0) (4.5) (2.4) (2.1) Family Guy 3.1 (3.0) (----) (1.2) (----) (2.6) (3.1) (3.1) (----) (1.9) Cleveland Show 2.7 (2.5) (----) (2.4) (1.6) (2.5) (2.5) (3.1) (3.1) (----) Raising Hope 2.6 (2.7) (1.4) (----) (----) (3.1) (3.0) (2.9) (2.9) (----) Hell’s Kitchen 2.6 (2.5) (----) (----) (2.6) (2.7) (2.5) (2.7) (----) (1.0) Bones 2.5 (2.9) (----) (1.7) (----) (2.5) (3.0) (----) (----) (----) American Dad 1.9 (1.8) (----) (1.6) (1.9) (1.9) (2.1) (----) (----) (1.6) Lie To Me 1.8 (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Human Target 1.7 (1.8) (----) (----) (2.0) (2.0) (1.9) (2.1) (0.7) (0.8) Fringe ---- (1.3) (----) (----) (1.1) (1.4) (1.7) (1.9) (2.4) (----) Running Wilde 0.7 (0.8) (0.7) (0.6) (0.8) (0.7) (0.7) (0.9) (0.5) The Good Guys

While “Survivor” and “Criminal Minds” remain mighty, a huge piece of CBS’ audience continues to evaporate when “The Defenders” comes on at 10 p.m. Maybe it’ll fare better next week now that “South Park” is on hiatus?

How it compares to the other CBS shows: 18-49 (prior Wednesdays in parentheses; repeats in gray): 4.5 (4.3) (4.7) (4.4) (4.4) (4.5) (4.5) (4.8) (4.9) (2.3) 2½ Men 4.2 (4.7) (4.2) (4.1) (4.3) (4.1) (4.4) (4.9) (2.4) (----) Big Bang Theory 3.9 (4.0) (2.3) (4.1) (4.3) (3.9) (3.8) (4.1) (4.0) (1.8) NCIS 3.8 (3.1) (3.9) (3.4) (3.7) (3.5) (3.5) (3.6) (4.0) (----) Criminal Minds 3.7 (3.5) (3.6) (3.7) (3.5) (3.5) (3.9) (3.7) (3.9) (----) Mike & Molly 3.6 (3.5) (3.7) (3.2) (3.3) (3.5) (3.5) (3.9) (3.6) (1.7) How/Mother 3.5 (3.2) (3.7) (3.5) (3.6) (3.8) (3.8) (3.5) (4.0) (4.0) Survivor 3.3 (3.3) (2.3) (3.4) (3.9) (3.5) (3.4) (3.7) (3.4) (1.5) NCIS LA 2.9 (3.0) (3.4) (3.0) (2.9) (3.0) (3.0) (3.2) (3.1) (----) Rules of Engagement 2.9 (3.4) (3.1) (3.1) (3.2) (2.9) (3.3) (4.0) (----) (----) Shit My Dad Says 2.8 (3.3) (2.6) (3.4) (3.5) (3.8) (3.4) (3.8) (----) (----) Amazing Race 2.8 (3.3) (3.3) (3.4) (3.1) (2.7) (3.1) (3.4) (----) (1.3) CSI 2.8 (2.9) (3.0) (2.8) (2.9) (3.1) (3.5) (3.6) (3.9) (----) Hawaii Five-0 2.8 (3.0) (3.2) (2.9) (3.3) (3.0) (3.0) (3.4) (1.7) (1.2) The Mentalist 2.7 (2.9) (3.0) (3.5) (3.6) (3.7) (4.0) (3.8) (2.4) (1.3) Undercover Boss 2.3 (----) (2.6) (2.5) (2.7) (2.7) (3.2) (----) (2.0) (1.1) CSI Miami 2.2 (2.2) (----) (2.4) (2.6) (2.5) (2.5) (2.5) (----) (----) Good Wife 1.9 (1.8) (2.3) (2.1) (2.3) (2.5) (2.2) (2.5) (2.9) (----) The Defenders 1.7 (2.0) (1.8) (1.8) (1.7) (1.9) (1.7) (2.0) (0.9) (----) CSI NY 1.7 (3.3) (1.4) (3.4) (2.2) (3.7) (2.0) (3.1) (2.7) (1.0) 60 Minutes 1.6 (1.8) (1.8) (1.8) (1.7) (1.8) (2.0) (2.2) (----) (----) Blue Bloods 1.4 (1.5) (1.4) (1.4) (1.1) (1.2) (1.2) (1.4) (0.6) (----) Medium 1.3 (1.4) (1.1) (1.4) (1.1) (1.3) (----) (1.1) (1.1) (----) 48 Hours

* NBC’s “Dateline” special on Prince William and his fiancée scored better than the last six episodes of “Undercovers” in that 8 p.m. timeslot. * “Law & Order SVU” bounced back a bit but remained mired in fourth place. Lower-rated “Law & Order LA” rose to tie equally anemic “The Defenders” for first place at 10 p.m.

How it compares to the other NBC shows: 18-49 (prior Wednesdays in parentheses; repeats in gray): 8.1 (7.4) (7.3) (9.8) (7.4) (6.7) (8.0) (7.3) (9.2) (9.6) Sunday Football 3.6 (3.8) (4.0) (3.4) (3.8) (3.5) (3.7) (4.4) (1.2) (----) The Office 2.6 (2.7) (2.7) (2.3) (2.6) (2.5) (2.8) (3.6) (----) (----) Outsourced 2.5 (2.4) (2.4) (2.4) (2.6) (2.6) (2.5) (2.7) (2.9) (----) Biggest Loser 2.4 (2.4) (----) (2.2) (3.1) (2.1) (2.6) (2.6) (----) (----) 30 Rock 2.1 (2.0) (2.2) (1.3) (2.7) (2.3) (2.6) (2.8) (3.2) (----) Law & Order SVU 2.0 (1.9) (2.4) (1.9) (2.2) (1.8) (1.9) (2.2) (----) (----) Community 1.9 (1.7) (1.9) (1.2) (2.4) (1.9) (2.4) (3.2) (----) (----) Law & Order LA 1.8 (----) (2.0) (1.9) (1.9) (1.9) (1.9) (2.0) (2.0) (----) Chuck 1.8 (2.1) (----) (2.0) (1.9) (2.0) (2.1) (2.0) (2.5) (2.7) Parenthood 1.7 (1.7) (----) (2.0) (2.2) (2.2) (2.4) (2.9) (3.6) (----) The Event 1.4 (1.4) (1.4) (1.3) (1.3) (1.3) (1.3) (1.4) (1.5) (----) The Apprentice 1.4 (1.3) (1.3) (1.0) (1.2) (1.6) (1.3) (1.6) (1.4) (1.2) Dateline 1.2 (1.2) (----) (1.3) (1.6) (1.5) (1.7) (2.1) (2.3) (----) Chase ---- (1.2) (1.3) (1.4) (1.5) (1.4) (1.5) (1.6) (2.1) (----) Undercovers 0.6 (0.4) (----) (0.5) (0.6) (0.9) (1.0) (1.1) (0.9) (2.3) Outlaw 0.6 (0.6) (0.6) (0.7) (0.9) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) School Pride

* ABC’s “25 Years of Sexy: People’s Sexiest Man Alive” did better than the last four episodes of “The Whole Truth” did in the same 10 p.m. timeslot. * ABC’s “Modern Family” remains second only to “Glee” among scripted primetime shows.

How it compares to the other ABC shows: 18-49 (prior Wednesdays in parentheses; repeats in gray): 4.8 (----) (4.8) (5.1) (4.7) (4.8) (4.6) (4.6) (5.1) (1.5) Modern Family 4.0 (4.0) (4.0) (4.3) (4.0) (4.0) (4.3) (4.8) (5.1) (----) Dancing With The Stars (Mo) 4.0 (4.3) (3.9) (4.0) (4.6) (4.6) (4.6) (5.4) (1.8) (----) Grey’s Anatomy 3.8 (4.1) (3.5) (3.9) (3.9) (3.9) (4.4) (4.3) (----) (----) Desperate Housewives 3.4 (3.4) (3.2) (3.1) (3.2) (3.5) (3.3) (3.8) (3.5) (----) Dancing With The Stars (Tu) 3.0 (----) (3.0) (3.3) (3.1) (3.2) (3.0) (2.8) (3.4) (1.3) Cougar Town 2.9 (3.9) (2.7) (2.7) (3.0) (2.9) (2.8) (3.2) (----) (----) Private Practice 2.8 (----) (2.9) (2.9) (2.6) (2.5) (2.5) (2.5) (2.7) (1.1) The Middle 2.5 (2.5) (2.3) (2.5) (2.6) (2.7) (3.0) (2.9) (----) (----) Brothers & Sisters 2.5 (2.5) (2.7) (2.9) (2.5) (2.7) (2.6) (2.8) (2.7) (----) Castle 2.3 (----) (2.5) (2.5) (2.1) (2.1) (2.3) (2.2) (2.5) (----) Better With You 2.2 (2.5) (1.8) (2.4) (2.3) (2.3) (2.6) (2.0) (1.4) (1.0) Extreme Makeover 1.9 (1.8) (1.7) (1.3) (----) (----) (----) (----) (1.4) (0.8) Primetime 1.7 (1.7) (----) (1.9) (1.8) (1.7) (1.7) (2.1) (2.3) (----) Detroit 1-8-7 1.7 (2.2) (----) (2.0) (2.2) (2.3) (2.7) (3.2) (----) (----) No Ordinary Family 1.6 (1.6) (1.4) (1.8) (1.8) (1.5) (1.9) (----) (1.2) (1.4) AFH Videos 1.5 (1.7) (1.6) (1.5) (1.2) (1.8) (1.1) (1.6) (1.9) (1.3) 20/20 1.2 (1.2) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Supernanny 1.1 (1.0) (2.2) (2.1) (----) (1.4) (1.3) (1.7) (2.3) (----) College Football

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  • Nov. 18, 2010, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Poor Human Target

    by tonagan

    Does that mean Mark Valley will return to Fringe, maybe as an alternate version?

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 1:14 p.m. CST

    I like these columns, Herc

    by Simpsonian

    I know you get a lot of grief (but who doesn't around here), but I find it fascinating to see the public trends and look forward to this column. Good work and keep it up!

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 1:15 p.m. CST

    I Like Human Target

    by thorin01

    It knows exactly what it is. A light breezy action show. It doesn't pretend to be anything else. <br><br> The action scenes are well done (Micheal Bay could learn a lot about editing from watching this show). The banter between the characters is crisp and well delivered. And Jackie Earle Haley absolutely owns every scene he's in.

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 1:17 p.m. CST

    Make an ALWAYS SUNNY and THE LEAGUE post

    by Unlabled

    Come on Herc!

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Hate the new music

    by frankenstone

    They completely threw out last season's mythology, and Bear McCreary's wonderful music. I will not be watching the new season of Human Target.

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 1:28 p.m. CST

    I continue to scratch my head

    by honestune

    While I love Fringe, I can see how its more esoteric content might be off-putting to some viewers. But Human Target? It's nice looking, well-acted actioner with plenty of levity. Why can't this show find an audience?

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 1:32 p.m. CST

    Honestune, I agree

    by templesweeper

    I love Fringe as well, but I totally get why the audience is dwindling. Its story, while awesome, is becoming more and more dependent on knowing "what came before" unlike its original intent to have stand-alone episodes. I think the creators knew that the show's future was in doubt, so all the things they may have wanted to spread out over a number of seasons they are having to cram into what is probably the final season. And Human Target should have a huge audience. It is a ton of fun, and is perfect escapism. People, come on! Watch this show!!!

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 1:33 p.m. CST

    premiere date

    by percane

    i think part of the problem with last night is noone expects a season premiere in mid-november. i bet if it had debuted with the rest of the shows it would have done better. last night was great, but i am wondering what happened to armande assante's character. was that him recast in the bank? i need to go back and see last year's finale...

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 1:46 p.m. CST

    The only reason I knew Human Target was back?

    by A_Die_Hard_Fan

    My DVR was set to record it automatically. Otherwise, I would have totally missed it.

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 1:50 p.m. CST

    The new HUMAN TARGET theme music is TERRIBLE.

    by SpyGuy

    I know composer Bear McCreary left HUMAN TARGET for THE WALKING DEAD, but why did HUMAN TARGET let Tim Jones create this horrific piece of shit replacement theme? Couldn't they at least keep using McCreary's far superior theme?

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 1:52 p.m. CST

    Give Human target the Monday 9pm slot

    by Redhead_Redemption

    It's such an awesome show, but fox either burries it on friday or wednesday up againt suvivior. give it the post house and old 24 slot and let it destroy the event<P>Last night episode was great and it appears as if they are shaking things up for this season with the addition of his "boss" as well as the new Team member sexy mdcboobs lady (I forgot her character's name, but Sexy McBoobs is good enough)

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 1:53 p.m. CST

    postponing it to mid-November hurt

    by AKA_Gern_Blanston

    I understand they needed to replace Lie To Me since it replaced Lone Star, but Wednesday night is a terrible night for HT. Put it on after House (Lie To Me isn't that good), or mix it with Bones and put Fringe on after House again. Either way, it needs to be part of a nightly block and not the lone show on the Wed. night schedule

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 1:54 p.m. CST

    ALSO,

    by AKA_Gern_Blanston

    Why did they change up the score/storyline? Seems kind of off-putting to those that actually did care about the show.

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 2 p.m. CST

    I hate Glee!!

    by critts

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Human Target deserves a shot

    by DocSavageFanFromWayBack

    I too am bewildered by the lack of interest in HT. It is light and full of action but I do think Fox has not promoted the new season enough. I was taken aback by the new music and found myself fast forwarding the DVR to get to the action. I will say I like the addition of the boss lady makes it more generic but I do like the addition of Sexy McBoobs. Also, right on to JEH owning every scene he is in......he does it every single time with very little effort. Hope the ratings get better so it can be around a bit longer.

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Crap lack of edit function

    by DocSavageFanFromWayBack

    Sorry for poor grammar but an edit feature would be the tits.

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Human Target - Retooled

    by ahdvd

    It's been retooled like tv shows used to be 10 years ago, new music (probably on the cheap to reduce costs since it no longer needs an orchestra), and the characters now have a 'benefactor'?

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Target is low while Palin's Alaska show is high?

    by Stalkeye

    And not to mention that damn Glee?<p>To quote a song from David Bowie ; "This is not America".

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 2:34 p.m. CST

    Remaining Survivors officially the stupidest group ever

    by jim

    "Let's use our 3 chests, full of all our food and supplies, and enclose the fire. Now that we've built a fireplace OUT OF WOOD let's cover it with more wood and the tarp from our shelter then leave it unattended and go off to a challenge"<p>[upon returning to camp]"How did that happen?"

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 2:34 p.m. CST

    "Hey, I've got a good idea......."

    by Topher4801

    "Let's put Human Taget up againts Survivor, the #1 reality show, as see how it does!" A quote from a super smart TV exec.

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Well of course it hit a low, Fox didn't advertise it

    by Cash907

    They only reason I knew it was back on was because it popped up on the latest uploads section of my TV torrent site. I haven't seen any ads for it anywhere, and completely forgot it was coming back this week. Fox only has themselves to blame.

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 2:52 p.m. CST

    1) Crap 2) Crap...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...3) Reality Show (i.e.: Crap) 4) Show only elderly people watch 5) Dancing with Has-Beens and the Daughter of Christo-Nazis 6)Crap &) Reality Show 8) Reality Show 9) Reality Show 10) Crap.

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 2:56 p.m. CST

    DUDE=HUMAN TARGET=GEREURO=DUDE.

    by joker40

    This is a very entertaining show and Haley's "Guerero" is outstanding...DUDE!... I hope they keep it..

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 3:05 p.m. CST

    I really like "Lie to me"

    by joker40

    I dont know what they have added, but the attitude of the show is alot better than erlier shows..Tim Roth Makes it really fun.its a little crisper also.dont count that one out.but thats just me..Lie to me was once teamed with human target on only one night I believe..from what I heard earlier in sept..lie to me was gonna be blocked with human target on fridays..but that never happened..but thats me..I really enjoy Lie to me and human target..

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Modern Family

    by palewook

    laughed too hard a couple of times last night. the blue team vs white team t-shirt..

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 3:07 p.m. CST

    I thought I saw a lot of ads

    by BizarroJerry

    They were advertising the premiere during House and some other shows, weren't they?

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Put back the old music

    by greyspecter

    otherwise, I liked HT last night. Support Human Target!

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Retooling

    by BizarroJerry

    While I liked the show fine the way it was, and it didn't need a retooling, I do think it's at least a good sign that Fox is trying to make the show work. Though I fear it was just a dumb executive who decided, "Add some women characters. That's what it must need! And make it more like James Bond. Where are the sports cars and planes and stuff?"

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Good shows fail and bad shows get huge ratings

    by andrew coleman

    It's just how it is, Americans are generally stupid as dirt. So good shows pop up here and there but don't last long. I just wish execs would ignore some of these made up numbers. Human Target and Fringe are too good to leave! If they do I will be watching a lot less television. I just hate the ratings system and how DVR(real way to judge ratings) is simply thrown out because advertisers know people skip the commercials.... Fuck the commercials looking at DVR numbers and DVD sales should prove to execs that good shows in the end make money. I bet in that respect shows like Human Target, Lie To Me, Fringe beat out all these other shit shows(i.e. shows on CBS). All I know is I'm buying all the seasons of Fringe on dvd no matter how many come out. But come on give us a fourth season and end it. Don't Firefly this Fox!

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Jesus, I can see why it's hard to schedule Wednesdays

    by JT Kirk

    Key Demo is all over the map. Maybe it's because they're given such diverse choices - action, sitcom, dramas, cooking, reality, and even news-magazine are all showing up on the buffet table and getting nibbled by the key demo.

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 3:21 p.m. CST

    As for Human Target, Fox needs to advertise

    by JT Kirk

    Marketing! That's the key! Let people know what it is and why they should watch it, that might help. So far, Fox hasn't really gotten a good idea of how to do that, so the show suffers weak ratings. The show is entertaining, if somewhat formulaic, but the ads consistently fail it.

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 3:37 p.m. CST

    It is hard to believe

    by TheBringerOfRain

    That Human Target gets better ratings than Fringe.

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 3:39 p.m. CST

    its official!!! medium cancelled

    by JaredP

    shocker!!!

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Needs more promotion and a chance to grow

    by 3Dspiderbat

    I've seen exactly two episodes of the show now: last year's premiere with the bullet train -- seemed okay, didn't hook me enough to tune back in; and last night's "re-boot," which I thought was great. Funny, some added sex appeal, a good mix of action with character interaction. Felt like a lighter version of Mission: Impossible. I'll definitely tune back in if they keep it around long enough...

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 4:10 p.m. CST

    The new Human Target showrunner

    by ThrowMeTheIdol

    Was obviously more interested in giving a job to his buddy from Chuck than in quality. The new theme music is the worst I've heard for any series in years. The retooled show itself is okay but veering on becoming a more action oriented version of Leverage.

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 4:35 p.m. CST

    The steady decline of "Human Target" is perplexing.

    by kabong

    What was it that viewers wanted . . . that hasn't been delivered? <p> I think it's been a very consistent show. It has a strong leading man, plots that aren't tissue-thin, good supporting characters and good guest stars, and action.

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Terriers was outstanding last night.

    by Kobolos

    Please FX, I'll buy 10 copies of Season one if you just give it a second season.

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Too bad, cause HT is good.

    by JuanSanchez

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 4:52 p.m. CST

    And how about Conan week 2 ratings?

    by JuanSanchez

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Add me to the list of unhappy Human Target fans...

    by Shermdawg

    ...in regards to it's unnecessary, and awful theme change. <br><br> Also if Emmanuelle Vaugier doesn't return as Emma Barnes, I'm gonna seriously be pissed. Not Ruby getting recasted on Supernatural pissed, but pretty close. Someone needs to give that girl a regular gig already.

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Human Target retool

    by Gislef_crow

    The premiere had a lot of the usual charm, but it threw away the season 1 cliffhanger in a couple of minutes. (What happened to "The Book," anyway? Did Guerrero end up with it?) What happened to Chance's mentor? What was the significance of The Book (does it relate to The Event? :) ).<p> The action sequences were light: none of the over-the-top martial arts and stunts from last year.<p> It seems kind of unlikely that Winston didn't recognize Ames initially.<p> Chance seems to now have some kind of danger sense. He looks around the party, spots... nothing, and realizes that a sniper is going to open fire.<p> Guerrero is always good, Winston was good (wonder if he shops at the Piehole, judging from those pink boxes), Chance was okay. Ilsa didn't do much for me.<p> Opening music, worse ever. We need a good dramatic action-TV show theme. Remember the days of MacGyver and A-Team? Last year's HT theme wasn't really it, but this year's is worse.<p> Overall, it seemed a step down from last year.

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 5:48 p.m. CST

    The new Human Target theme does indeed suck!

    by Thanos0145

    That didn't need changing.<p>JEH is great as Guerrero. I loved the scene where he's asking the new girl to choose her own torture (her fingernails being pulled out or to be shot in the kneecaps).<p>A shame that Mark Valley wasn't ten years younger because he'd make a great Captain America.

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 6:06 p.m. CST

    Human Target is Better than Chuck, that's for sure.

    by mistergreen

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 6:27 p.m. CST

    I laffed a lot at last nite's Modern Family.

    by Cheif Brody

    A. Lot. <p> Ty Burrell is a comedy machine. And Sophia Veregas is a fuckin PIMP with a BB gun! <p> Sorry, Glee. Gweneth doing cartwheels doesn't hold a candle to the whip smart writing on Mod Fam. But...then again, I'm 40. If I were 14...gay...or had a vagina...I might be more into Glee, too.

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 8:21 p.m. CST

    GLEE will suffer the same fate as UGLY BETTY

    by 3D-Man

    All the rage for a few seasons and then forgotten. At least I hope that's what happens.

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 8:29 p.m. CST

    I like Human Target

    by xsi kal

    Don't really get why it has not caught on with the viewing public. <p> I generally hate Fox, but they actually did advertise the show a lot, particularly during football broadcasts, so you cannot blame them for that. A mid-November premiere? Yeah, blame them for that.

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Why blame them for anything other than...

    by Shermdawg

    ...scheduling it against Survivor? Would you rather it still be in it's Friday night death slot?

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 8:53 p.m. CST

    Sons of Anarchy!

    by deelzbub

    This weeks show was so good. For a minute I thought there was a regular Sons Of A TB. Guess not. Not to sound like a whiny Rubicon person, but, why not?

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 9:14 p.m. CST

    Wed ep of Terriers was the best ep of the season

    by runawayboulder

    Too bad it's probably getting canceled in a few weeks.....

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 9:36 p.m. CST

    No way in Hell Valley returns to Fringe

    by DarkhawkPrime

    Mark Valley is in the process of divorcing Anna Torv. Their whole marriage stunk of Green Card fraud. But when Fringe moved from USA to Canada, Aussie Torv didn't need the Greenie (since Australia and Canada fall under the Queen's rule)she ditch Christopher Chance as fast as she could. Plus why would Valley wanna return and hang out and watch his extra taking Pacey dick?

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 10:03 p.m. CST

    Human Target kicks ass!!

    by NzYme

    This show and Valley kicks mounds of ass on this show. Tell somebody to watch the damn show!! Season 2 premiere was awesome. Gotta love the bank scene :)

  • Nov. 18, 2010, 10:08 p.m. CST

    Hey, it was originally set for the Fri. Night Death Slot this ye

    by The Gipper

    HT was originally set for the Friday night death slot this year. I think we're better off with it on Wed. night than then.

  • Nov. 19, 2010, 1:01 a.m. CST

    I really like Human Target...

    by Jaka

    ...but it still snuck up on me this season, even with the decent advertising Fox had been doing. But when I checked the DVR this morning, there it was! Hopefully it will pick up enough to at least stick around this season. Doesn't seem like there's much hope for a third, though.

  • Nov. 19, 2010, 1:03 a.m. CST

    Survivor: Itmakesmesad Islands

    by Jaka

    This is the first season of Survivor since the beginning that has bored me. I knew it was going to be difficult to follow last season, but I didn't think it would be THIS bad. I don't like some of the changes they've made this season, either. And it feels like they're editing out HUGE portions of what's happening sometimes. Anyway, pretty sure it will be back next season, so I hope that one is more enjoyable. <br><br>As far as this season goes, I want the old lady to win. Tough as nails that one.

  • Nov. 19, 2010, 1:13 a.m. CST

    Kelly Purple

    by Shermdawg

    Is it just me or is she like the least focused on contestant in the show's history? I can't believe the chick has made it this far. Just a few episodes back she said something, and I was like "wait....WHO THE FUCK IS THAT!?".

  • Nov. 19, 2010, 2:23 a.m. CST

    I Love Human Target!!!

    by Media Messiah

    What a truly great show!!!!

  • Nov. 19, 2010, 2:26 a.m. CST

    PrestigeWorldwide: Yeah, You Are Right About Fringe And Human Ta

    by Media Messiah

    The two shows should be paired together in the broadcast line-up. These are the two best shows on TV--period!!!

  • Nov. 19, 2010, 2:27 a.m. CST

    Thats: Yeah, You Are Right About Fringe And Human Target

    by Media Messiah

  • Nov. 19, 2010, 3:38 a.m. CST

    Modern Family was fucking funny this week.

    by V'Shael

    "I could unbutton your shirt with this gun" And I want to see more of Sofia running in heels. They make her bounce a LOT.

  • Nov. 19, 2010, 4:11 a.m. CST

    The Human Target had a great opening theme..

    by CeejayNightwing

    last season and now they've swapped that great music for something truly repugnant, why? Is everyone at FOX tone death or something? And what the hell happened to the cliffhanger from last season, where's Armande Assante?

  • Nov. 19, 2010, 7:08 a.m. CST

    That *was* a mighty fine episode of Terriers

    by The McPoyle Clan

    Pity no one watches, 'cause they're missing out on some good TV--the characters are multi-dimensional, the acting is good, and even the procedural elements aren't rote. And they're managed to establish a good, organic arc in just the first season.<p><p>And the way they wrote and shot the flashbacks last night was masterful. Minear did a great job.

  • Nov. 19, 2010, 9:14 a.m. CST

    Human target is pretty good

    by mojoman69

    ANd is remenicent of shows from the 70s

  • Nov. 19, 2010, 9:26 a.m. CST

    the phrase is tone deaf.

    by hst666

    It's also "lose a game" and "the point is moot" for those of you in remedial English

  • Nov. 19, 2010, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Terriers is the best new show on TV! C'mon people...

    by The Dude Abides

    watch it! Walking Dead is great, too. Too bad I forgot HT was coming on last night, but now with all the criticism, I don't know that I want to watch it anymore - I loved the first season.

  • Nov. 19, 2010, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Re: Human Target, Hot Chicks, and Guerrero

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    <br><br>I LOVE this show. I loved it last year. It's got action, humor, and the "hot-chick-of-the-week". Now this year, they seem to have added some permanent females (don't care about the benefactor, but the thief is HOT), so I just hope they don't ditch the hot chick of the week.<br><br>Haler's Guerrero has already practically become one of my favortie TV characters of all time. His best part this week was when he punched Ames in the face. I laughed for like five minutes.<br><br>My only complaint: add me to the list of people who hate the new opening music.

  • Nov. 19, 2010, 10:16 a.m. CST

    * oops, I meant HALEY, not "Haler"

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    When will this archaic site get a fuckin' EDIT POST option already????!??

  • Nov. 19, 2010, 10:18 a.m. CST

    The new Human Target theme sounds like

    by jim

    they composed 3 or 4 themes and threw them all in a blender. There's too much going on; it's simply way too busy.<p>It does seem like Survivor is editing out a lot. This week there was a huge fire in the camp destroying the chests, supplies, food, and half the tarp. We saw half the tribe's reaction to discovering it, but that's it. We never saw how the other half reacted to it, or the consequences of the event. Where was the blame, the finger pointing, the "lesson learned" testimonials of those who now understand why you don't build a fireplace out of wood? I was expecting Probst to bring it up but he didn't. It was such a monumentally stupid thing to do, the consequences of which affect the entire tribe, and yet it was quickly forgotten like it never even happened.<p>Is Undercovers now done, with this last episode getting preempted for Dateline, or is NBC airing it later?<p> DarkhawkPrime, nice theory except why would Torv need to marry an American to work on a TV show shot in the US? All she'd need is a work permit.

  • Nov. 19, 2010, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Leno hit 8.0 last night...

    by ccchhhrrriiisssm

    ...and Conan sank to a new low of 1.75.

  • Nov. 19, 2010, 1:12 p.m. CST

    more terriers love...

    by soup74

    wednesday's episode was incredible. talkbackers got me watching the show,and im glad they did. to the uninitiated, WATCH TERRIERS.

  • Nov. 19, 2010, 1:25 p.m. CST

    NBC could have had Modern Family....

    by DougMcKenzie

    But Zucker fucked over Levitan's last show there "Just Shoot Me" (punt it around the schedule monthly and forcing actors on him), so Levitan said he would never deal with them again. Now he has a huge hit at ABC. Jeff Zucker the gift that keeps on giving for NBC-Uni.

  • Nov. 19, 2010, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Human Target

    by Rabbitcakes

    Wow, Human Target looks to be doing all it can to change itself into a Leverage clone. I agree completely that the new opening theme can't hold a candle to the barely memorable first season opening theme. Oh well, another show slips off my radar.

  • Nov. 19, 2010, 2:12 p.m. CST

    toobad

    by darkpassenger

    ep was pretty bad ass

  • Nov. 20, 2010, 2:52 a.m. CST

    Bear is touching himself

    by BauerJackBauer

    Bear is touching himself while reading the negative reactions to the new Human Target music.