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Gossip Girl Premiere Tanks In The Ratings

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Doesn't anybody care about the scandalous lives of Manhattan's elite anymore?

Not according the to the ratings for the season premiere of Gossip Girl last night.

Compared to 2008's premiere, GG was down 36 percent. That's huge!

One Tree Hill
didn't fare much better being down 33 percent from their first episode of 2008.

Things aren't looking so hot for The CW. We'll have to see how Mushy Fartone and The Beautiful Life do tomorrow.

Did you watch GG and OTH last night?

What did U think?

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162 comments to “Gossip Girl Premiere Tanks In The Ratings”

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  1. 6one9 says – reply to this


    WHO GIVES A SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!! NEXT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. 2

    TBL doesn't come on tonight!
    It comes on tomorrow

  3. yaaya says – reply to this


    Why would I watch a show that means nothing to my life? The Hill, Gossip Girls, OTH? Who the hell wants to watch this crap?

  4. 4

    I watched Gossip Girl and STILL LOVE IT. Just wish it wasn't on at the same time as ABC Family's GREEK.

  5. 5

    Yup I watched GG. Over all it wasn't that great for a start to a new season. Hopefully it will get better.

  6. 6

    It premieres Wednesday, 90210 and Melrose are on tonight. You should fix that.

  7. 7

    I LOVE gossip girl! Team Blair and Chuck!

  8. 8

    chuck bass is hot.
    we need way more of him please.

    blake is hot too. :P

  9. 9

    I watched, but I thought GG was horrible! I actually didn't enjoy the episode at all…and I used to be a big fan.

  10. 10

    nope! dnt watch ne! there all rubbish!

  11. 11

    I watched Gossip Girl. :( i love that show lol

  12. 12

    She is so going to turn to drugs and prostitution a la that Marcia Brady actress once this show finally hits the wall.

  13. 13

    i didnt even know it was on.

  14. 14

    it might be that no one knew it was on. most of my friends didn't because of the lack of advertising =/

  15. 15

    one tree hill is an excellent show but i think it has run its' course, and it was a good run

  16. 16

    GG was a let down last night. So excited to watch it and so disappointed!

  17. 17

    i love gossip girl but thoguht the premiere sucked…the whole serena story line is stupid. hopefully it gets better

  18. 18

    haha lame show xoxo gossip girl lol

  19. 19

    one word: "Glee"

  20. 20

    I watched GG. It wasn't that good.

  21. 21

    oth:zzzzzzzzzzz……to much happy ending not enough action…and dan has his own show in the show….ick! get it together pple please…..
    gg: it just doesn't have the gusto it had in the beginning….a few plot changes and less predictability and it'll be back on its feet.

  22. 22

    I watched gossip girl, the only reason I watch the show anymore is because of Blair's clothes. I'm always curious what she's going to wear next. Serena is getting more annoying by the second. The script was horrible and so utterly boring.

  23. anaid says – reply to this


    I LOVE GG, but the first episode of the season left much to be desired… and what was up with Vanessa's fug hair?? Can we say dirtyy!!

  24. 24

    gossip girl was great, too bad they swapped the times. that was a big mistake.

    BUT dude, to be fair, as you should be. they were competing against MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL. anyone competing against that would tank in ratings!

  25. 25

    No one wants to watch rich bratty sluts.

  26. 26

    One Tree Hill has always had better ratings than Gossip Girl, it's so hyped but nobody watches it.

  27. 27

    i didn't know that luke and peyton weren't going to be on oth anymore so i wasted 45 minutes for them to come on! so sad. they were my faves! the only reason i watched the show. i mean seriously one tree hill is wrapped up. everybody settled down! but gossip girl was fan-freakin-tastik!

  28. 28

    oth lagged for most of the episode. its not the same without lucas and peyton. and why are they trying to make drama with naythan? last nights episode was lame. and gg lagged too. not the series premiers i was looking forward to.

  29. 29

    It wasn't the most interesting season premier, but neither was last season's. Needs more scandal.

  30. 30

    Of course, had to watch premiere of Jay Leno…so TIVOed GG and watched today. Have to say it was a bit disappointingly slow. Still going to watch this season to see where it goes from here.

  31. 31

    The CW is failing in advertising. I didn't even know that the premier had been on or I would have watched. I'll have to find it online now.

  32. 32

    OTH: Boring. To much sappy not enough drama (nuff said)

    G.G.: UM. Wasn't great. its lost some of its gusto since the first season…..add a few plot twists, dissolve some of the predictability, and there u go…….


    La Diva (lol)

  33. 33

    I will probably continue to watch GG just cause I feel obligated but the only good story line going is Blaire and Chuck… Serena is doing the most bizarre things and yet I still find myself bored with her… and I really hope they don't drag out this whole I am your son story line… just tell him already!

  34. 34

    I love One Tree Hill…it was a good episode but it's just not the same with Lucas & Peyton. Hopefull they realize that and bring them back PRONTO!

  35. 35

    Loved it!

  36. 36

    bla bla blaaaa

  37. 37

    I just finished watching the gossip girl episode! it was terrible. terrible acting…and the story line made no sense. and it took me forever to find it online for free. i'm dissappointed. what a waste of time.

  38. 38

    I did watch GG last night and LOVED it! Have waiting all summer to start the new season and so glad it finally arrived! As for the ratings being down… MOST TV shows rating are down this year… Look at Oprah! As for HER… she needs to go back to doing what she does best… INTERVIEWS and stope the crappy shows she's done the past few years. I think that will help her ratings rise back up!!!!
    Back to GG… This is going to prove to ba an amazing season as they are going to college !!! Can't wait to see more!

  39. 39

    oth was amazing cnt wait 4 nxt week woo ps perez ur a spa

  40. 40

    I watched it and it didn't really pick up where it left off

  41. 41

    I've only ever season a few episodes here and there of gossip girl and that was during season 1. It never really appealed to me. I know people love him, but I just can't deal with the guy that plays Chuck. I think he's a horrible over-actor, and hard to look at (just my opinion).
    I loved OTH but last season was my last for watching it. The season finale last year was the perfect series finale. They should have stopped there.

  42. 42

    I loved both of them.

  43. 43

    I hate that downloads don't count for ratings, I can't stand watching things on TV! I love GG, I didnt watch on TV but I did watch it, I hope it wont get canceled !! There was a lack of ads for it, my friends who love GG had no idea it was even premiering last night!!

  44. 44

    I was at work last night so I watched it online.Can't say I was impressed.The season 2 finale was incredible though.Hopefully it gets better as the season goes on.

  45. auds says – reply to this


    tivo'd gossip girl… it was decent. the only thing i really liked was chuck/blair's relationship and it just felt odd and forced and annoyed me. the cw canceled every and all shows that appeal to anyone besides 13 year old whiny little girls, so they're pretty much screwed. RIP REAPER. best show ever to be on cw.

  46. 46

    I watched Gossip Girl, it's just not the same, but I'll continue to watch because I have hopes that this is only a slump and it will get good again. I miss the dramatic endings that left you wondering.

  47. 47

    this is such a shitty show…it was good in like the 1st season and then the plot lines became ridiculous…its just super unrealistic and people don't like that.

    On the other, hand, Kourtney and Khloe take Miami is the best new show!

  48. 48

    Re: Cullen-Lover – Twilight is the real RUBBISH

  49. 49

    I LOVED IT!!!!!!! Cant wait to see what GG has in store for this season! Go C & B!!!!!!

  50. 50

    Might have something to do with the digital conversion. I don't get CW anymore because their digital broadcast is non-existent here!

  51. 51

    Re: IrishSweeney – uhhhh no.

  52. 52

    totally watched it.

  53. 53

    loved it! too much serena, not enough blair!

  54. 54

    Re: livingangel
    My sentiments exactly!

  55. 55

    PS. I don't know why they consider tv ratings alone, like who watches tv anymore. Everyone downloads these days. PS, please gg writes get rid of that vanessa character, her character is absolutely useless, you should use her wage to employ better writers.

  56. 56

    well im a huge fan of both the books and the show..the season premire cud hv been a lil bettr but i still liked it and im lookin 4ward 4 next weeks. =]

  57. 57

    of course i watched it! gg is such a great show. but maybe i think that because i've read all the books. don't know but i LOVE it! :)

  58. 58

    oth was horrible. I thought that show needed to be canceled next year, so i hope that this is the last season. they didn't even explain where lucas/peyton were/why

  59. 59

    noooo!!!i like GG=( i hope they dont cancel

  60. 60

    im a HUGE one tree hill fan and i know that the new "AT&T" package for television does NOT have the CW. my family found this out the hard way and i have a few other friends who got screwed that way too.

  61. 61

    i didnt know the new season started! damn :P i miss everything now that my uni started again!

  62. 62

    Gossip Girl was fantastic last night. It's always fantastic. Best show ever!

  63. 63

    I can`t believe I`m saying this, but I actually didn`t like the Gossip girl premiere. It just started with a 'augh". I was so looking forward to Chuck and Blair`s relationship but it just seemed fake you know? And Serena was really getting on my nerves. Her character just bores me.
    I really hope the season gets better.

  64. 64

    I can't tell you how bad that show sucks ass. I hope it goes off the air SOON!

  65. 65

    Re: desireemonique – omg!!!yes ttly agree

  66. 66

    last night wasn't bad but for a season premiere it was. They seem to have so much that it didn't fit well in the episode it was kind of disorganize.

  67. 67

    It obviously didn't tank because it was BAD because how could people know that before they actually saw the first episode.
    I think the low ratings are due to the fact that many people watch their favourite series online whenever they want… I do this all the time because I'm not in the U.S. and I guess even many American viewers do the same, especially the young ones.
    Judging the series' popularity by its ratings is like judging a musician's popularity by their physical CD sales.

  68. 68

    i love them both! gossip girl is my fav!

  69. 69

    I love Gossip Girl!!…I want more , last night show wasnt tht great thoo

  70. 70

    oh but i do wanna see more scandal.and i love how all these new relationships are arising!but we need dirt on someone.

  71. 71

    I religously watch both shows, and I honestly thought they were a little boring. The first 2 seasons of GG always were freaking amazing. I dont think there was a single episode where I didn't go "OMFG!!!!"….Seriously. They really need to step up their game. But I guess its a little tough when there are a million and seven new shows every year. What is up with that? I will still watch GG & OTH though, I still ♥ them =]

  72. 72

    I watched GG. I was so happy to see Chuck Bass.. but, the show was dumb and boring. It's so weird seeing Dan Humphry with money… riding in a limo?

  73. 73

    gossip girl

  74. 74

    i watched GG and OTH but i was a bit disappointed in OTH… our fave couple Luke and Payton werent even there AND they were barely mentioned… tsk tsk

    i actually liked GG, Chuck and Blair were schmexi as ever and Serena was attention grabbing, just as scandalous as ever:D

  75. 75

    The CW’s addictive drama opened its third season by outperforming its year ago season debut in the network’s target demo of women 18-34 (3.4/9 v. 3.3/10),

    Moving to a later hour this season, GOSSIP GIRL delivered strong demos in its new 9pm time period, scoring the show’s best women 18-34 (3.4/9), adults 18-34 (2.0/5) and women 18-49 (2.2/5) since Dec. 2008. GOSSIP GIRL also posted its largest audience (2.6mil) since Jan 2009.

    Competitively, GOSSIP GIRL won the 9pm time period among women 18-34 and women 12-34 (3.0/8). GOSSIP GIRL also ranked second in the hour among adults 18-34 (2.0/5). Paired with ONE TREE HILL, The CW’s signature Monday finished first from 8-10p.m. with its core audience of women 18-34 (2.9/8), females 12-34 (2.6/8) and female teens (1.8/6-tie). The CW also ranked second from 8-10p.m. with adults 18-34 (1.8/5).

    Both GOSSIP GIRL and seventh season drama ONE TREE HILL returned last night at or above their ratings performance from May. The GOSSIP GIRL faithful returned in force, as the show improved dramatically compared to May 2008, building 31% in women 18-34 and 33% in adults 18-34. ONE TREE HILL returned just as strong as it finished season 6, virtually on par with its May ratings in women 18-34 (2.4/7), adults 18-34 (1.6/5), adults 18-49 (1.2/3).

  76. 76

    that doesnt sound like ratings tanked Perez you fat piece of shit, cant u do research rather than just copying and pasting your stories which is all you do now?

  77. 77

    Nooooooo I LOVE GOSSIP GIRLS!! My facebook was filled with everyone's status excited for the premiere!! some people are really busy and can't watch it live so they watch it online but the show is a hit and amazing omgod! i wish it was on every night. Everyone looks hot and glam. too bad for vanessa, she's the only girl without glitz and glam..sorry Dan, looks like you just lost your best friend.
    On the upper hand, looks like miss blair waldorf has Mr. Chuck Bass on lock, but her new roommate has different plans, so let the games begin. xoxo gossip girl

  78. 78

    I loved the season premier, however I think the ratings dropped so much because of the lack of advertisement. I had absolutely NO idea that it was starting up again until a friend told me an hour before it aired. Fail, CW.

  79. 79

    i love both shows, but OTH is my all time favorite show.
    OTH last night was good, but I honestly was expecting more. I still loved it though… I'm excited to see where everything goes for everyone, I know it will get better.
    And Gossip Girl SUCKED! I was so dissapointed! I ended up turning it off because I couldnt even watch it… I will try to watch it next monday, but if it sucks then… Im done with that show!

  80. 80

    I really enjoyed watching One Tree Hill i don't know why, and i felt Gossip Girl was a huge let down… quite boring. But i was please for One Tree Hill as it made me want more.

  81. 81

    I blame the economy(No $ for an aggresive ad campaign) and the stars of the show are preoccupied (taylor and leighton are both branching into the music industry and others are focusing on the big screen). Conveinent; right? Last season they had racy billboards to promote the second season premiere and whored out their cast. This year, NOTHING. If it weren't for that fact that my DVR automatically picked it up I ouldn't have even known the season was starting over.
    All in all, I'm excited that GG is back!

  82. SaLu says – reply to this


    I LOVE GG! The season premiere wasn't that good to be honest but I'm sure it will get better. That Serena storyline trying to find her dad is silly but I'll keep watching it!

  83. 83

    I didn't watch it. I was watching "Greek" on ABC Family - much better show.

  84. 84

    Gossip Girl was disappointing. I actually DVR this to watch later because GREEK is on at the same time and is actually a MUCH BETTER show than GG!

  85. 85

    I watched and didn't think it was too bad, I'm a HUGE fan. I do have to say the advertising for this season has been terrible. Everyone was super confused about when it was actually supposed to premier, and there was barely anything on tv or online about it. You'd think they'd put a little more effort into their most popular show.

  86. 86

    Im so sad now!

    I freaking love gossip girl!

  87. 87

    I have ZERO interest in CW's primetime lineup. It's all recycled crap. I do watch the news on that channel, however.

  88. 88

    The season 1 premiere of GG bored me to tears. It's an awful show.
    One Tree Hill is better off without Lucas and Peyton. Will they? Won't they? Honestly, who cared when they eventually got married? Brooke is boring as hell now and the premiere just emphasised that. At least Clay seems to be a cool new character. I only watch the show for Naley and Jamie, and now they're doing the whole stupid 'girl claims Nathan got her pregnant' storyline.
    OTH should have ended with season 6.

  89. 89

    omfg, she looks ridiculous in that photo! damn… painted up whore is what she looks like. anyways! sorry…. I'm looking forward to TBL, but I don't watch GG or OTH.

  90. 90

    it was not as good as I had expected it to be… but I still love the show!!!

  91. 91

    Abso-fucking-lutely usless shows. If i want to watch a bunch of horny teeenagers, I'll go sit in my son's 11th grade classroom. As for One Tree Hill..let that motherfucker die already.

  92. 92

    that's too bad.
    I never watched it but a lot of ppl said it was good.

  93. 93


  94. 94

    i did and both sucked. oth sucks without peyton and lucas. gg was super dull.

  95. 95

    I watched both shows and I still love them, I don't know why everyone is putting them down.

  96. 96

    GOSSIP GIRL ROCKS!! Honestly, it's one of the coolest shows.. I think anyway! I don't give a shit about one three hill though.

  97. nr says – reply to this


    thats the dumbest show on television….why would i want to watch snotty ridiculous bratty actors play snotty ridiculous bratty rich kids? oh ya thats right i dont….cancel that show…i rather watch the dog whisperer

  98. 98

    Re: Deedle23 – naley are boring. nathan is boring, james only did good acting when haley was in hospital in s4. leyton rocked.

  99. 99

    huge GG fan and OTH!!! They were both dissapointing… I excpect more from them. OTH is in its last season without Chad and Hilary, next week's GG looks really good. The Vampire Diaries is the BEST!! xoxo

  100. 100

    i think its because it was on so late!
    especially in canada
    not till about nine
    dont they know we have school?? :S

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