New TV Season Disappoints

First set of debuts get lukewarm reception
By Caroline Zimmerman,  Newser User
Posted Sep 20, 2007 4:56 PM CDT

(Newser) – The fall TV season isn't wowing audiences so far, Variety reports. Four fresh shows hit the small screen last night, but none made a big splash. Fox's "Back to You" was tops among 18- to 49-year-olds and attracted 9.4 million viewers overall. But it won by a slim margin, and none of the newbies lived up to last fall's hits.

CBS's controversial reality show "Kid Nation" brought in 9.1 million viewers in the 8 o'clock hour, yet it didn't outperform "Jericho," the show that occupied the same time slot for CBS last year. Other shows like Fox's "Kitchen Nightmares" and CW's 'Gossip Girl" were also hyped up but failed to deliver.