Meanwhile, 11 European counties have sealed the deal with Disney to broadcast the show. Flash Forward starts premiering outside U.S. next week.
Based on the always very preliminary metered market ratings ABC’s FlashForward won the 8pm hour with a 7.6/13 (household rating/share), besting Survivor: Samoa (6.0/10) by over 25%
FOX’s Bones had a 5.6/9, but Fringe (3.6/6) wasn’t as lucky at 9pm facing off against Grey’s Anatomy & CSI (both with (9.9/16). Fringe is down from last week’s 4.8/8 in the early metered markets.
It’s not possible to accurately convert the preliminary household ratings into viewers and demographic viewing, but all signs point to a very decent opening for FlashForward and lower numbers from Fringe than it got last week. By comparison, last week Survivor: Samoa had a 6.1/10 in the early metered markets and wound up with 11.5 million and a 3.5 adults 18-49 rating in the fast national overnight numbers. We’ll see those fast nationals for last night within a couple of hours, and will post the full night’s details with viewer and adults 18-49 rating in our normal overnight post once the information is available.