That’s right, folks, FOX were stupid enough to schedule a new The Simpsons against yet ANOTHER ratings powerhouse – the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special, pulling 23.14m (18-49: 7.8/21 share) across its three hours.
And so, the latest episode, wherein Marge became a taxi driver, mustered just 2.67m (1.1/3) (down from overnight of 2.75m (1.1/3)) at 8pm, winning Fox’s night. Brooklyn Nine-Nine scored a series low with 2.08m (0.9/2) (down from overnight of 2.14m (0.9/2)) at 8:30pm, before Family Guy fell further to 2.51m (1.2/3) at 9pm, and Bob’s Burgers the only show up, to 2.01m (0.9/2) (up from overnight of 1.99m (0.9/2)) at 9:30pm.
So, here’s how the lowest ever The Simpsons ratings table is looking:
1 MY FARE LADY FEBRUARY 16 2015 2.67M
2 DIGGS MARCH 9 2014 2.69M
3 WALKING BIG & TALL FEBRUARY 8 2015 2.78M
4 THE YELLOW BADGE OF COWARDGE MAY 18 2014 3.28M
5 THE MUSK WHO FELL TO EARTH JANUARY 25 2015 3.29M
And there’s no episode next week, because Fox have finally learnt their lesson and decided to postpone the next episode until March 1, where it’s not up against a ratings powerhouse, unlike next week when it’s THE OSCARS! With that against it, I don’t even want to think how far down it could have gone if the two were scheduled against each other.
Well, that’s it for now! See you March 2nd!