Advertisements I think the ratings for the day after New Years would be a bad night to look at for determining if a show is doing good over all. Viewers haven't realized yet what shows are returning when to the air. So lots of folks likely missed this episode and will likely be missing other returning favorites, too, in the next week or so. I remember a couple previous times I've glanced at overall ratings and was surprised to see "Surface" was was something like #34 of all shows for the week. Not bad at all for a show that was pretty much panned across the board by all critics.