As we noted yesterday, the high ratings for the premiere episode of the new NBC series Bionic Woman were undoubtedly a result of people being greatly interested in sampling the program, as it sounded like it could be great fun. Given our disappointment in the program’s first two installments, we openly wondered whether those who had seen the first episode would return the next week.

The answer is in: No.

The program’s audience declined 30 percent between weeks 1 and 2, according to the overnight Nielsen ratings.

It’s another piece of evidence that Hollywood’s current habit of turning out the darkest and most depressing products possible is not what audiences really want.