Week Viewers Rating/Share
10/2 8.98 3.3/10
10/9 7.0 2.5/8
10/16 6.92 2.7/ 8
10/23 6.55 2.2/ 6
Here is how the ratings work (courtesy Wikipedia):
Nielsen Television Ratings are reported by ranking the percentage for each show of all viewers watching television at a given time. As of August 27, 2007, there are an estimated 112.8 million television households in the USA. A single national ratings point represents 1%, or 1,128,000 households for the 2006-07 season. Share is the percentage of television sets in use tuned to a specific program. These numbers are usually reported as (ratings points/share). For example, Nielsen may report a show as receiving a 9.2/15 during its broadcast, meaning 9.2%, or 10,377,600 households on average were tuned in at any given moment. Additionally, 15% of all televisions in use at the time were tuned into this program. Nielsen re-estimates the number of households each August for the upcoming television season.
So as you can see, the numbers above, translate into pure crap for ABC. And as we've already mentioned, the only reason why the show is still on the air is that thanks to the impending strike, the network doesn't have anything to fill the empty void if they yanked it.
But it still feels good to know that my gut feelings were right on this show.