Do No Harm's Premiere Tanks In Thursday's Ratings

By Jessica Rawden 2013-02-01 12:38:40 discussion comments
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Last night could have been a big night for NBC. With 30 Rock’s series finale and the premiere of Do No Harm there was more than one reason to tune in to the peacock network last night. Unfortunately, while 30 Rock went out on its highest note in two years, Do No Harm barely even brought in an audience.

Thursday night’s 30 Rock finale did a 1.9 rating, which doesn’t seem all that great, but is better than normal for the series. Additionally, THR is reporting the show’s final episode did 4.8 million total viewers, which is actually a really good number for the series in recent seasons. In back-to-back episodes, The Office was also up slightly in the ratings during the first half hour, which should have boded well for Do No Harm, but that obviously did not end up being the case. Do No Harm only pulled a .9 rating in the 1o p.m. ET timeslot, which is well under what Awake's premiere brought in during the slot a year ago—and we all know the fate of Awake.

I actually thought Steven Pasquale was really great in last night’s premiere as a man with a split personality disorder, but his performance was sort of upset by the weird medical procedural aspects of the show, the graphic surgery scenes, and characters that didn’t always react as normal people probably would. The show had some problems, and pitted against the return of Elementary on CBS (which did a 2.2 rating) and ABC’s Scandal (which managed a 2.7), I can see why audiences weren’t excited about heading to NBC at 10 p.m. ET. If those numbers don't improve immediately, however, we may not be hearing much more from Do No Harm.
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