Fall TV Shows in Trouble
“The Mob Doctor” (Fox)
This muddled mash-up of “ER” and “The Sopranos” can’t approach either of those two great shows when it comes to ratings: It
debuted DOA to a sickly 5.1 million viewers -- down 30% from its “Bones” lead-in. (It just barely topped a “2 Broke Girls” repeat, for crying out loud!) In Week 2, against much stiffer competition, “Mob Doctor”
withered even further to just 4 million viewers, finishing a distant fourth in the time slot. You thought mobsters were tough… try making network executives angry.
Prognosis: Will be taken off life support soon enough. Fox will probably replace it with something starring Gordon Ramsay by Thanksgiving.