New Orleans Cop Drama 'K-Ville' Has Solid Debut

by Paul William Tenny

kville.jpgThere's little doubt in my mind that numbers like this won't last, not because K-Ville is a bad show (I have it saved but not watched yet), no, the reason is much more unfortunate for Fox. You can improve on a bad show, but you can't change your fate when getting squished by a tank. Heroes is set to return next week for its second season and airs directly opposite of K-Ville, and it doesn't take a guru to know that K-Ville is going to get K-illed by NBC's smash hit.

According to preliminary nationals from Nielsen, "K-Ville" averaged a 3.4 rating/8 share in adults 18-49 and about 9 million viewers overall during the 9 o'clock hour, winning in demos opposite its broadcast competition that included repeats of CBS comedies and an original "Singing Bee" on NBC. "K-Ville" outperformed the premiere of "Vanished" in the time period a year ago for Fox by 13% in 18-49.

Excellent news for the show for the time being, and congratulations for having a good debut. Unfortunately it just isn't going to last very long in that time slot. Prison Break did a little worse business in its return, with a bit over 7 million viewers overall. That's not good news; if they don't pick up the numbers, this series won't see a third year.


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