While it seems the online response to Dollhouse has been underwhelming, you wouldn't know it by looking at the numbers. According to Variety, Dollhouse ranked second in its target demo, the all-important 18 to 49-year-olds (it was second to Supernanny, of all things), and third over all.
For you number-crunchers out there, preliminary Nielsen ratings gave it a 2.0 rating/6 share. However, you can blame it on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (sorry, Sarah, but that's what Variety's doing!). Terminator had a 1.3 rating/5 share, and ranked third in the time slot. I guess hot chicks with guns don't always equal ratings success.