If nothing else last night's Good Guys made me crave some of the city's best barbecue -- see Mac's sign behind Bradley Whitford.
If nothing else last night's Good Guys made me crave some of the city's best barbecue -- see Mac's sign behind Bradley Whitford.

Good Guys, Not Good Ratings

Last night's episode of The Good Guys, "The Broken Door Theory," is on the other side for those who missed it -- and, says Uncle Barky, quite a few of you most definitely did not tune in. Writes Ed, the shot-here FOX series, which last night featured the Hotel Palomar and Clarice Tinsley and a quick glimpse of Mac's Barbecue, ain't doing so hot in the local ratings, drawing just 128,940 total viewers -- a significant drop-off from lead-in Lie to Me's 183,230. It came in behind CBS reruns.

The national numbers aren't in yet, but if you'll recall the pilot placed fourth when it sneak-peeked last month. FOX, of course, likes the show -- enough to extend its run from 13 to 20 episodes, which means cast and crew are at least scheduled to return in late August following a brief break once they wrap the initial order next month. But can Matt Nix's series hang on that long?

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