The latest ratings figures are in for The Almighty Johnsons, and based on scheduled viewing (excluding On Demand viewing), they aren’t looking too good. Since I just love a good graph, here they are in visual form:
(Ratings figures are courtesy of Throng.co.nz, and do not include On Demand or time-shifted viewership)
The first season premiere drew in a fantastic 334,480 viewers, compared to only 184,460 for the second season launcher.
I’ll admit, the second series (for me) hasn’t had the same excitement as the first – when I saw the first episode, I felt a bit alienated from the whole series, as though a significant amount had happened with little to no explanation – contrast this to Go Girls, whose leap one year into the future seems to have worked out well, since it didn’t have the same alientating factor and the ‘Amy’s Diary’ special to reacquaint viewers.
On the other hand, it took me a few episodes to warm to the series in general – but I stuck with it, and that turned out to be a great decision. Perhaps ratings figures will increase over time – or is TV3 doing enough to promote the series? There have been notable advertisments featuring the ‘Oh My Gods’ tagline, although these have only really came out of the woodwork a few days before the new season landed on screens.