It seems like this year more than most TV shows are being aired in a stop start fashion. Surely this has to affect the ratings of even established shows.Personally I want to view a shows season week to week without interruption through the course of a season. 24 and Lost are aired this way why not everything else. Bones,CSI's,Grey's Anatomy,Smallville,Supernatural etc have a loyal audience but how are smaller shows supposed to get any ratings if they are aired in such an erratic schedule. It was expected when they had the writers strike but now it seems random.