If you are one of the many fans of Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse and were hoping for some sort of last minute miracle repreve from the chopping block for your show, sadly it seems the chances of that have gotten even smaller. According to info from the Hollywood Reporter, ratings for last Friday’s season (or series) finale of Dollhouse were the worst yet for the freshman series.
2.8 million viewers watched the show and it earned a 1.0 preliminary adults 18-49 rating. That rating could improve slightly in the national average as the show had a minute of Prison Break overrun. But that would only help the show match last week’s season low of a 1.1. Not great.
So, will Dollhouse get a second season? With ratings like these and Fox’s track record with Joss Whedon shows, the chances are slim. Still, Fox may want to bring back at least one of its high-profile Sci-Fi shows for next season and ratings for Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles were not any better and its now, supposedly, out of the running. Maybe that will give Dollhouse the edge it needs?
We’ll find out on May 18th when Fox reveals its new fall schedule.