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A bomb of an ABC premiere? It's 'The One'

July 20, 2006|Scott Collins

ABC's debut of the reality show "The One: Making a Music Star," in which young singing contestants live together in the same house, delivered the worst ratings for any series premiere in the network's history and the second-worst in broadcast TV history, according to Nielsen Media Research.

An average of 3.2 million viewers tuned in to the two-hour event Tuesday night, or roughly one-third of the audience for a repeat of Fox's hit medical drama "House" (9.1 million). The carnage among the target audience of adults ages 18 to 49 was even worse, a miserable 3% of that crowd.

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Scott Collins

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