'Mole 2' Ep 3 Finishes 4th In Timeslot Ratings, Future Uncertain
By Reality TV World staff, 10/13/2001
The third episode of ABC's 'The Mole II: The Next Betrayal' couldn't pull itself out of its slump, meaning the reality series will likely be the next show pulled off the schedule.
At 8 PM, the show only managed a 3.8/7 (3.8/7), coming in last for the timeslot. NBC's 'Providence' easily led the 8 PM hour with a 8.6/16, followed by Jessica Alba's 'Dark Angel' on FOX grabbing a 4.7/9, and CBS' 'The Ellen Show' pulling a 4.4/8.
It should be pointed out however that 'The Mole 2' is far from ABC's only Friday night problem... 'Thieves' followed at 9 PM, and continued to slip slightly in the ratings, although it managed to come in third for the hour with a 4.6/8 (4.8/8) beating FOX's 'America's Most Wanted' (nothing to write home about in that.) At 10PM 'Once and Again' finished up ABC's night, coming in last place with a 3.8/7 and dipping sharply from the previous week's 4.9/9.