So the ratings were posted for Camelot and it did very well for a pay-network premiere. It was actually a record setting episode for Starz tying Spartacus: Gods of the Arena with 1.1 million viewers. In summary, it was a great weekend for cable television- Showtime’s premiere of The Borgais achieved 1.06 million viewers and AMC‘s The Killing roped in 2.7 million viewers. Also, up and comer ReelzChannel premiered the highly controversial The Kennedy’s.
I’m still working on a method in which I would be able to compare our viewing habits with Nielsen so if anyone has any mathematical formulas or suggestions, please let me know. As of now, even though we did not enjoy Camelot, because 2/6 monkeys watched it we still are technically crushing the national average.
Last night we watched the two-hour season premiere of The Killing on my personally favorite channel AMC and it was phenomenal. The characters are brutally honest, the story is intriguing and the production quality is top notch. There was even a point in the show that was so emotional I could tell all of the monkeys were feeling the anxiety of the characters. At work today several of my female co-workers admitted that they cried. In terms of viewership, only three monkeys were in attendance. Although Sunday night may be America’s television night, for our student demographic it is major catch-up-on-homework time. It will be interesting to see if the other monkeys play around with the DVR and watch the show in time for next week’s episode.