Is it How to Be a Gentleman or How to Lose a Ratings Lead-In?
The new CBS comedy debuted to 9 million viewers and a 2.7 adults 18-to-49 demo rating — a decent start, but a significant drop from the 14.5 million and 4.8 rating its lead-in The Big Bang Theory pulled in. Gentleman, starring David Hornsby and Kevin Dillon, also bowed 33 percent lower in the demo than $#*! My Dad Says did a year ago, and we all know how that turned out.
Despite the drop, CBS still won the night in viewership. Big Bang improved on last week’s 14.4 million eyeballs, while Person of Interest (12.42 million, 2.7) and The Mentalist (12.7 million, 2.5) held up well, slipping …
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