- FOX Reveals Kelly Rowland, Paulina Rubio as New “X Factor” JudgesPosted 7 hours ago
- SNL Highlights: Bill Hader and Fred Armisen Say Goodbye, Amy Poehler ReturnsPosted 2 days ago
- Vitor Belfort Crushes Luke Rockhold With Spinning Heel Kick; UFC on FX ResultsPosted 2 days ago
- Candice Glover Wins “American Idol,” Becomes First Female Winner in Six YearsPosted 4 days ago
- Report: Nicki Minaj Joins Randy Jackson in Leaving “American Idol”Posted 5 days ago
- “The Voice” Reveals Top Ten, Eliminates Garrett Gardner, Vedo from CompetitionPosted 6 days ago
- “How I Met Your Mother” Finally Reveals Cristin Milioti as The Mother, Ted’s WifePosted 7 days ago
- FOX Reveals New Schedule, Keeps “Glee” On Thursdays, Adds Friday ComediesPosted 8 days ago
- NBC Reveals New Schedule and Shows, Moves “Revolution,” Holds “Community” PremierePosted 9 days ago
- NBC Officially Confirms Seth Meyers as New “Late Night” HostPosted 9 days ago
“Parks and Recreation” Wedding Flops in the Ratings
It has been called the undisputed best episode of the season and one of the best the show has ever produced, but the “Leslie and Ben” episode of “Parks & Recreation” bombed in the ratings Thursday.
With “Community” back in the ratings abyss (1.1 adults 18-49 and 3.1 million viewers) and no halo effect from “The Office,” “Parks” only mustered a 1.3 rating with 3.0 million for the heavily-hyped wedding installment.
A second episode at 9PM also underdelivered with just a 1.4 and 2.9 million. “1600 Penn” followed with a 1.0 and 2.3 million.
While “The Office” has fallen vastly from grace and is not seeing special interest in its final season, it has at least remained stable in the 2.0 range and represents the only mild bright spot in NBC’s Thursday lineup. Without it, NBC’s grouping of Thursday comedies is simply terrible from a ratings standpoint.