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November 4, 2008 |

By Seth Freilich | Industry | November 4, 2008 |

…Ahem. Yesterday’s little fem-takeover was fun and empowering and all that, but it’s time for the cocks to once again reign supreme in the roost, so ‘scuse me while I talk about the best comedy on TV. …Which comes from a woman.

Shit. There’s no going back now, is there? *Turns arms up to sky* Damn you Pajibettes!!!

Anyways, last Thursday was the premiere of the ratings-suffering “30 Rock” and lo and behold if Fey and company didn’t actually have some eyes on them. The show scored over 8 million viewers, up over 20% from last year’s premiere. Which is a good thing, and was no doubt spurred on by the show’s recent Emmy success and, more importantly, Fey’s recently soaring popularity thanks to a certain Alaskan governor.

On the negative side of things though, the show still paled in comparison to the 15+ million “Grey’s Anatomy” viewers and 18+ million “CSI” viewers. Of course, NBC is used to be being in the ratings shitter, so this is really just more of the same for the Peacock. The more troubling negative part of this news is that the show lost almost one million viewers from its lead in, “The Office.” Which is mother fucking infuriating, because ain’t nobody on this planet who enjoys “The Office” what also shouldn’t enjoy the “Rock.”

Nobody in my family watches “30 Rock,” but at least three relatives last week, when the topic of TV came up, immediately talked about how much they love “Two and a Half Men.” If I can’t even get through to my own family, what hope do I have of impacting any of the greater American viewing public? Balls. I guess I’ll just enjoy the “Rock” for as long as NBC allows it to remain on the air, and that’ll be that….

Get it? Cause her name's Liz Lemon! / Seth Freilich

Industry | November 4, 2008 |

Seth is a Senior Editor and sometime critic. You may email him here or follow him on Twitter.

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