Well, that depends on whom you ask.
The science-minded people at
How did the network arrive at that figure? Nielsen estimates that a total of 8.5 million watched Sunday on a total of 10 Fox-owned networks, including Fox broadcast, National Geographic and FX. Throw in foreign territories and time-delayed viewing via DVR, and supposedly you'll quintuple that figure by week's end.
That sounds a bit blinded by science, though. "Cosmos" failed to throw off much light on Fox Sunday, gathering fewer than 6 million total viewers despite heavy promotion. It was trounced by
Fox points out that "Cosmos" aired against some heavy competition, which besides "Resurrection" included
Which is all true enough, but then again there are people who do TV scheduling for a living and Fox knew what the whiteboard looked like when "Cosmos" was put there. But we still have 12 more episodes to see if "Cosmos" catches on.
What do you think of the show?