Perhaps Britney Spears would have
been better off saving herself for her wedding day a la
"Newlywed" Jessica Simpson. At least that would have added some
element of suspense to her new show, UPN's "Britney & Kevin:
It's one thing to read rumors about the pop princess's sex
life in the tabloids. It's quite another to watch it play out on TV, where
Spears' dull new show is bombing.
Last night the third episode of the show posted a 1.1 rating
among viewers 18-49, according to Nielsen overnights. That’s a 26.6
percent drop from episode two’s 1.5 last week, and a 42.1 percent drop
from the 1.9 rating the premiere earned two weeks ago.
It's also down by almost a third from the May 17 premiere
among total viewers, averaging just 2.47 million last night. At this rate,
Britney may average fewer viewers than Simpson and hubby Nick Lachey do on
MTV, and that's a little embarrassing considering the latter is on cable.
“Chaotic” chronicles the romance between Spears and
future husband Federline through home video shot by the couple while on
Those videos mostly consist of Brit
and Kevin talking about sex, talking about when they will have sex, and
talking about the sex they just had. There's no plot, no suspense and no
fun, especially when Spears turns philosophic: “Love
to me is a lot of things. Love is respect. Love is commitment. Love is
honesty. Love is trust. Love is not just love. Love is all of those things
combined.” She added: “My love doesn't scare me. Others people's love
During the first episode, the sex talk was heaviest. Spears
asked her dancers what their favorite sex position was
and bragged that she and Kevin had sex three times in a day.
a repeat of
Fox’s “House” and an original episode of CBS’s “48 Hours” tied
as the highest-rated shows among 18-49s last night, each averaging a 3.2
rating. Fox finished the night first overall with a 2.9 average rating and
an 8 share. CBS was second at 2.6/7, ABC third at 2.4/7, NBC fourth at
2.0/6, the WB fifth at 1.0/3 and UPN sixth at 0.9/3.
At 8 p.m. Fox led with
a 2.7 average rating for a repeat of “Trading Spouses.” ABC was second
with a 2.3 average for reruns of “My Wife & Kids” (2.2) and
“George Lopez” (2.4) and CBS third with a 2.0 average for an
Fox led again at 9
p.m., this time with its 3.2 average for “House.” ABC was second with
a 2.7 average for another hour of “According to Jim” reruns and CBS
third with a 2.6 for another hour of “NCIS.”
CBS jumped into the
lead at 10 p.m. with its 3.2 average for “48 Hours.” ABC was second
with a 2.3 average for “Blind Justice” and NBC third with a 2.2 for
the last hour of the movie “Traffic.”
CBS finished the night
first among households with a 7.0 rating and a 12 share. Fox was second at
4.8/8, ABC third at 4.4/7, NBC fifth at 3.9/6, the WB fifth at 1.7/3 and
UPN sixth at 1.5/3.