Last night I watched the two new episodes this month, and they were OK. Not the best thing I've ever seen, but reasonably enjoyable TV. I'd forgotten to check when it was resuming - I'd simply assumed that the general level of LJ comments would remind me. Instead there was total silence, and I only got caught up because someone reviewed my old BtVS / VM crossover and reminded me to check.
Have people really lost interest that completely? Did ditching the story arc make the difference, or is there something else I've missed? And what does this say about the viability of the show for a 4th season?