Jennifer Aniston's Box Office Poison Infects TVs Too

CougarTownAniston120.jpgJennifer Aniston's much-ballyhooed guest appearance on Cougar Town was similar to her recent string of theatrical releases: Disappointing. The season premiere of the Courteney Cox sitcom -- which featured Aniston as a psychiatrist -- drew in a little over 8 million viewers. That's down from the 11 million people who tuned in to the series premiere last September, and also represents a significant drop from lead-in Modern Family, which was watched by 12.6 million viewers. Don't worry, Jen: There's always radio. [Us]


  • Wellie says:

    Had they renamed it "Jules Neighborhooding" the rating would have been in M*A*S*H Finale territory, no doubt.

  • Strepsi says:

    The irony is that she was very very good in it: her dispensing psychology while coughing from the sage she lit was hilarious and good comedy acting. Jen belongs on TV, she's just been overreaching, but that's common (Heigl, Bell, Biel, Gellar, etc. etc. etc.)

  • TurdBlossom says:

    Time for plan B, whatever it is.

  • Keith says:

    The morning after pill?

  • TAJF says:

    Chris, You failed to mention that by of the end of last season the viewership was down to around 6 million, so just maybe the extra 2 million viewers was due to Jennifer being a guest star. But then again, you are not here to say anything good about Jennifer Aniston are you?

  • diane says:

    Chris, they never had 8M viewers after the first two episodes last season. They lost a lot of viewers who they are trying to win back but they averaged just over 6M for the entire second half of last season. So getting 8.4M veiwers is a big increase. Stop bashing Jen Aniston when you can't get your facts straight.

  • Lorie says:

    OMG...that's funny.

  • Sunny says:

    You are soooo right about all of them.

  • andy says:

    what ever the rating it did not make a differences so move on to plan C because A and B failed! jennifer is so overrated, overdone by her pr., she need to just go away for a while and just maybe plan C will work MAYBE!