Despite the considerable praise entertainment chief Paul Lee heaped on it, the series about a rogue nuclear submarine crew was seen as something of a departure for the soapy, femme-skewing network.
That it was being forced to open the night -- and on Thursday, a hugely valuable night for advertising, no less -- was an additional challenge from the outset. PHOTOS: The 100 Fresh Faces of Fall TV Fellow freshman drama has struggled in the 10 p.m. The Terry O' Quinn, Vanessa Williams, Dave Annable and Rachael Taylor thriller is averaging only 5 million viewers and a 1.6 rating among the key 18-49 demo.
PHOTOS: The Odds on Which Fall Shows Will Survive 's Shawn Ryan and Karl Gajdusek, began modestly in the competitive 8 p.m. Season-to-date, the critically acclaimed drama starring Andre Braugher and Scott Speedman, is averaging 7.3 million total viewers and a 1.7 in the demo.
Thursday's episode notched its lowest-rated hour to date, attracting 5.8 million viewers and a 1.2.
Probably the most exciting technology to come along is the ''Instant Message'' function of most new PCs, which enables two or more people to read and write text to each other via PC, and the Wyndtell Pagers which allow provide personal, portable two-way communication, as well as a chat functions.
These devices are akin to portable TTYs, fax machines, and pagers and are wildly popular with busy people with normal hearing as well people with hearing loss.
To boost the sensitivity of a telecoil, you can order it equipped with a pre-amplifier.