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Happy Halloween! Community Got the Lowest Ratings in Its Demographic Ever Last Night

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Even die-hard Community fans weren’t feeling optimistic about this spring’s season of Community, which lacks the guiding hand of Dan Harmon after his firing and was pushed back from an October premiere date at the last minute. Which is precisely why the show’s Halloween episode “Paranormal Parentage” aired last night, on Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Day is not historically a day when the television industry gets a lot of consumer attention (unlike, say, the restaurant industry). But still: “Paranormal Parentage” dropped 42 percent from last week’s series premiere. From Entertainment Weekly:

But Thursday’s second episode fell through the floor –  2.7 million viewers and a 1.1 rating among adults 18-49. That’s down 42 percent from last week to post the show’s lowest-rating ever in the demo.

The premiere episode did better than most had predicted, considering that the show’s core fanbase is basically in a state of exhausted apathy after the firing of the show runner, the delayed premiere, and other drama behind the scenes. Community fans, does this drop align with your opinion of the new season? Were you not watching last night because you don’t like the new season, or because you had a smoking hot date?

Or DVR. That’s also a good reason not to watch.

(via Entertainment Weekly.)

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