While the Season 2 premiere of “The Following” earned record high ratings on Sunday (Jan. 19) thanks to the lead in of the NFC championship game, many viewers had some grievances to air after they started playing their recorded episode on their DVRs.
If you weren’t watching the NFC game and “The Following” live, then you missed the first 12 minutes of the FOX serial killer thriller. The episode started at 10:18 p.m. ET, and most DVRs didn’t shift their recordings back from 10:30 p.m. ET to catch the whole episode.
FOX did warn viewers that “The Following” premiere would begin immediately after the game ended, “at approximately 10:30 p.m. ET,” but apparently the message wasn’t enough for many viewers who live and die by their DVRs.
For those fans who missed the first 12 minutes of the thrilling episode, put down those pitchforks: FOX will re-air the Season 2 premiere before the next new episode on Monday, Jan. 27. Sunday’s premiere, “Resurrection,” will air at 8 p.m. ET before the new episode, “For Joe,” airs at 9 p.m. ET.
“The Following” will then continue to air new episodes each week on Mondays at 9 p.m. ET.