Kath & Kim dropped in its second week with American viewers down from 7.5m viewers to 6m, a loss of about 20% in total viewers. It was again third behind Survivor‘s 12.9m and Ugly Betty‘s 8.2m viewers.
Entertainment Weekly, described it as a “rough evening” for NBC. “Only 6 million wanted to gawk at Molly Shannon’s tacky outfits this time around,” it said.
Variety noted: “Kim was down from its solid premiere the previous week.”
NBC comedies either side of Kath & Kim, My Name is Earl and The Office both had 7m viewers.
In the all important adults 18-49 demographics the Molly Shannon / Selma Blair comedy took a 2.5 rating, compared to Survivor‘s 4.2 and Betty’s 2.6. Last week it was second in demographics with 3.2.
CBS won the night with a 4.2 rating. ABC, 3.7, came in second, and NBC was third at 3.4. FOX and The CW tied for fourth at 1.4.