Well, with these ratings..this is a nice surprise.
But, do they think they can do something to get the show to where it was? Maybe they will indeed try some changes next season..
I don't know how to convey the fact that has been frequently mentioned more and more the last few years that due to the ever increasing proportion of viewers who time shift their viewing or use other platforms for TAR (Hulu, CBS.com, I-Tunes, Amazon Instant Video, recording on DVR for delayed playback), the numbers for overnight preliminary viewers and the weekly viewers within 24 hours are lower, but the ultimate number of viewers within the plus three, plus seven or plus 30 days on all platforms are not going down, and haven't been. (Unless CBS releases a press release on those, we don't hear about them.)
The fact that TVGN now airs this season several times starting the following weekend for a week is in addition to the rest of this, and is in large part because CBS now half-owns and manages TVGN, just as it oversees and selects the management of the CW network.
If the show was deemed in any sort of danger, based on my own personal experience in the spring-summer-fall of 2003 (when TAR 4 aired), the word would get out and something, or several somethings would be planned. Nor does this take into account the cash flow to CBS from international syndication on a real time, or near real time basis in many countries, and the eventual DVD sales from Amazon.
That's why I put the (So Quit Worrying!) in the title of the thread.