The number may soon be up for a handful of high-profile rookie TV shows.
Already, those with ominous-sounding one-word titles — think “Vanished,” “Standoff,” “Runaway” and “Kidnapped” — failed to generate much viewer interest.
Now it seems that frosh fare with numbers in their title might not be adding up to much, either.
Peacock is off to a good start with its gameshow “1 vs. 100,” but the net’s Wednesday comedy block of “30 Rock” and “Twenty Good Years” ran a combined fifth for their hour last week, while ABC’s new 10 o’clock entries “Six Degrees” and “The Nine” have been fumbling away big chunks of their strong lead-ins.
And then there’s what some see as the biggest bust of fall: NBC’s “Studio 60.” It ran fourth in its time period Monday, falling behind even ABC’s “What About Brian.”
All of which, of course, can hardly be a good sign for the Eye’s “3 Lbs.,” an oddly titled drama about neurosurgeons that will air the final three Tuesdays in November.
Three pounds for three weeks? You can’t like those odds.