The overnight ratings for Season 3 Episode 3 of Who Do You Think You Are? with Blair Underwood have been posted over at Zap 2 It – TV by the numbers and Futon Critic.
The total viewers for the episode were 4.99 million, with a 1.0 Rating and a 3 Share for the key 18-49 demographic. The episode ranked 3rd in its time slot and 5th for the overall evening ranking.
This represents a 10% decrease of viewership over last week’s Marisa Tomei episode and a 20% decrease over the premier episode with Martin Sheen. Also of concern is the fact that these are the lowest numbers for any WDYTYA episode over the course of the three seasons (not including repeat episodes.)
I’ve been trying to figure out why the ratings are so low both for the Underwood episode and Season 3. Could it be the lack of winter weather this year? If you remember last year many parts of the country were practically snowed in and it makes sense that television viewership would be up. Also could it be that the economy really is improving and folks who would stay home on Friday evenings now go out to dinner or the movies?
There are seven more episodes of Who Do You Think You Are? to go this season and the way things are looking, I’m wondering if this will be the last season on NBC. Stay tuned.
Here is what fellow genealogists and family historians with their own blogs are saying about WDYTYA:
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Today is Sunday, February 26, 2012 and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:
Items of Note
Daily Blogging Prompts
Black Sheep Sunday – create a post with the main focus being an ancestor with a “shaded past.” Bring out your ne’er-do-wells, your cads, your black widows, your horse thieves and tell their stories. And don’t forget to check out the International Black Sheep Society of Genealogists (IBSSG). This is an ongoing series at GeneaBloggers.
Church Record Sunday – describe a specific church record or a set of records held by a church or denomination and how they can assist genealogists. This is an ongoing series developed by Gena Philibert Ortega at Gena’s Genealogy.
Sentimental Sunday – discuss a sentimental story or memory about an ancestor, or maybe even a family tradition that touches you. This is an ongoing series at GeneaBloggers and was suggested by Renate Sanders at Into the Light.
Sunday’s Obituary – if you have obituaries of family members and ancestors, consider posting them along with other information about that person as part of Sunday’s Obituary. This is an ongoing series developed by Leslie Ann at Ancestors Live Here.
To ensure that your blog post is included in the “roll-up” widgets above, include the name of the blogging theme in your post title. Examples: Black Sheep Sunday – Crystal DeCanter; Tombstone Tuesday – Emma Grate.
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If you would like your event or Daily Blogging Prompt included, please contact Geneabloggers at geneabloggers [at] gmail [dot] com.
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Week #9 – Cemeteries
Week 9 – Cemeteries: Genealogists understand the full value of cemeteries and appreciate them in ways most others can’t see. Share a cemetery or cemetery experience for which you are most thankful. What makes this place special? What does it mean to you and your family history?
This challenge runs from Sunday, February 26, 2012 through Saturday, March 3, 2012.
Here are the latest 52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy posts from members of GeneaBloggers:
52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts (one for each week of 2012) that invite genealogists and others to discuss resources in the genealogy community including websites, applications, libraries, archives, genealogical societies and more. You do not have to be a blogger to participate. If you do not have a genealogy blog, write down your thoughts on your computer, or simply record them on paper and keep them with your files.
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