Let’s take a look at Tuesday night’s ratings, shall we? Coming in first at the 10 o’clock slot was whatever CBS aired, because bland Americans love CBS’s unique brand of televised gruel. In second: the highly anticipated Game 4 of the ALCS on Fox. Coming in third place, ahead of “Jay Leno’s Corporate Shilling Funtime for Retards,” was a little cable program I like to call THE MOTHERF-CKIN SONS.
Who was the new entertainment program ratings, er, prince on Tuesday — aside from usual time period winner CBS and a heavily watched baseball game? It wasn’t ABC’s “The Forgotten.” And it wasn’t NBC’s “Jay Leno Show.”
It was lil’ ‘ol cable network FX’s drama series “Sons of Anarchy,” which beat Leno [Tuesday] night and struck a blow for scripted programming freedom from beyond the broadcast veil.
The show drew 3.7 million viewers and a 2.05 rating, topping Leno (1.8) for the first time and “Forgotten” (1.9) for the second time. [The Live Feed]
YEAH! God DAMN that feels good! The only way this could be better is if Henry Rollins actually beat Leno to death with a wooden table leg. If I were an X-Man that’s what I’d want my powers to be: the ability to make Photoshops come true. My life would be a non-stop party of watching Battlefield Earth with the San Diego Chicken, a velociraptor, and the ED-209.