This was one of the biggest mysteries of the fall: How many people would tune in to watch Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog on The CW? How many might watch a a low-budget, if beloved, web series on television after it’s been free online for years?
Here’s the answer: 566,000 viewers and a 0.2 in the adult demo.
Is that good? Bad? Well, if Dr. Horrible were a new show this would be as terrible as Bad Horse’s whinny. It’s also less than The CW’s program in this slot last week, the very little-seen music competition series Next (you have no idea what I’m referring to, do you?). But Dr. Horrible is not a new show. Another person could look at these number and go: Wow, a video that’s been on YouTube for four years got 566,000 viewers! And a more flattering comparison is The CW’s summer show The LA Complex, which only did a little better in its premiere with 646,000 viewers. READ FULL STORY »