Gossip Girl threesome fails to titillate

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The leaked story line for the 11/9/09 episode of Gossip Girl on CW brought in the promotional reinforcements in the form of the shows worst critic, the Parents Television Council. But tales of a “three-way” turned out to be almost all smoke with very little fire.


PTC had urged local affiliates to preempt the program, but according to Zap2it, none did. Which means that all of the people within reach of the network were able to see: three characters kiss one another, followed some 10 minutes later by a scene in which all three were asleep. The sum and total of true hanky panky was zero, or close to it, depending on your tolerance level.

Zap2it said the “three-way” wasn’t anything more than a subplot. The main action of the episode was elsewhere.

CW said the show enjoyed week-to-week gains of 26% among women and 20% among total viewers.

RBR-TVBR observation: It’s great when you can enlist the loyal opposition to give you a hand with the PR, especially during sweeps week, as CW did with PTC.