FlashForward ratings drop to record low

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

Guess the future's not what it used to be ...

The latest installment of ABC's once-golden sci-fi drama FlashForward saw its worst ratings ever Thursday night as it went up against the second game of the World Series, the Hollywood Reporter's Live Feed blog reported:

"FlashForward" (9 million viewers, 2.7 preliminary adults 18-49 rating) should have seen this coming. The most male-skewing show in ABC's lineup fell 13% against the World Series, though perhaps gripes about the show maintaining the promise of its pilot are more to blame.
This despite the introduction of Dominic Monaghan as a skeevy physicist named Simon who bagged a blonde on a train, had a flash-forward of murdering what looked like Rodney Rowland from Space Above & Beyond and nearly gave Lloyd Simcoe (Jack Davenport) a heart attack.

The CW's Vampire Diaries, meanwhile, rose to a season high in its ratings (4.2 million, 2.0).

So do you think FlashForward has worn out its welcome, or will it bounce back once baseball's done?