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Lone Star: Another Critics Darling With Bad Ratings?



Fox’s Lone Star, which debuted Monday night, was on just about every critic’s best of the season list, but, despite the praise, no one seemed to tune in.

The series premiere drew only 4.1 million viewers which was much lower than expected. The show lost more than half of its lead-in viewers from House, which had 10.7 million viewers, and in the coveted 18-49 demographic, Lone Star drew only 1.3 rating.

The show was up against some tough competition though. In the same time period, NBC debuted their much talked about series, The Event, (which garnered 10.9 million viewers), and ABC also premiered the new season of Dancing of with the Stars (which brought in 21.3. million viewers).

According to NY Magazine, even though the ratings for Lone Star were disappointing, Fox has not given up on the series.

The network is going to give Lone Star one more week, but can it fare any better in that time slot? It will still be battling with established series like Dancing With the Stars and Two and a Half Men.

Since they already have several episodes in the can, would it be advantageous to move the show to another time slot, or will it not matter? Maybe people aren’t ready for a progressive show on network TV?

Lone Star is about a con man living a double life in Texas. On one side, he is suburban family man, on the other, he is with the daughter of a an oil tycoon who he is trying to scam.

Did you watch Lone Star? Let us know what you thought?

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