OMG, This Can’t Be Good: Guess in Which Country the Debut of ’30 Rock’ Got a Zero Rating

Nov 3, 2009  •  Post A Comment

We’re willing to take the high road here and blame this one on lousy distribution and promotion.

The debut of "30 Rock" in Germany on Sunday night pulled a 0.0 rating, according to The Hollywood Reporter. That means less than 5,000 viewers tuned in, THR says.

According to the report: "asking Germans to laugh is never easy, but the debut was below even the lowest forecasts of broadcaster ZDFNeo. The digital niche channel, which is run by pubweb ZDF, had made "30 Rock" the flagship in its new relaunch, promising more cutting-edge programming for a younger demographic."

–Chuck Ross


  1. It’s Germany…never a hotbed or comedy. Helloooo….

  2. I am not surprised…I don’t see how this show keeps winning awards. It’s one of the dumbest shows on the air.

  3. Maybe Germans understand that just because the makers of the show thinks it’s hilarious doesn’t make it so.
    Or maybe they don’t like smug self-referential SNL rehashes.

  4. If you’re still on the fence: grab your favorite earphones, head down to a Best Buy and ask to plug them into a Zune then an iPod and see which one sounds better to you, and which interface makes you smile more. Then you’ll know which is right for you.

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