Fringe slipped 5% in last Thursday’s “Brown Betty” airing, scoring a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating. Not good. At all.
It’s difficult to say exactly how much of the drop was down to FOX airing a musical episode of Fringe, but I imagine that it had something to do with it. Many people tune into Fringe to watch a specific brand of entertainment, so the thought of watching a ‘musical’ must have been a bit of a turn off for some.
Don’t get me wrong, “Brown Betty” was alright by me in the end, but we have to find a way to plug the hole in the
universe Fringe ratings. (Where’s Walter’s universal sealant when you need it?). Hopefully the episodes leading up to the finale will give us the uptick we crave. Meanwhile, head past the jump for the graphical break down.