Cuban Dancing to the Top? ABC Wins

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October 9th, 2007

Mark Cuban & Kym Johnson on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars

Heroes an 18-49 Hero

Scoreboard for Monday Oct 8 ABC CBS NBC FOX CW
Total Viewers (million) 14.62 11.39 8.27 6.3 2.51
Rating/Share: Adults 18-49 4.1/10 3.9/10 3.5/9 2.5/6 1.1/3

ABC still dances on top Monday nights!  Though Heroes is waning in total viewers, it takes more than its fair share of the 18-49 demo.  Not so good for the show Heroes leads into -- Journeyman, which I confess I've watched because it's filmed here in San Francisco. Yesterday's episode had some scenes filmed in my neighborhood.  Nobody cares though, it finished last.

Big Bang had a little bit of uptick, but I'm not optimistic.    I watched the first two episodes and beautiful though Kaley C. is, the show is pretty lame and didn't leave me wanting to watch a 3rd episode.  Two and a Half Men did better than Heroes in viewers but is down about 25% over last year's numbers.  And Heroes crushed it in terms of 18-49.   Time to rename CBS to GBS  (Geriatric, Geezer, Gosh darn old -- take your pick).

Time Net Show Viewers (million) 18-49 Rating/Share
8p ABC Dancing with the Stars 19.32 4.9/12
  CBS How I Met Your Mother 8.03 3.2/9
  NBC Chuck 7.12 2.6/7
  FOX Prison Break 7.21 3.0/8
  CW Everybody Hates Chris 2.63 1.1/3
8:30 CBS Big Bang Theory 8.36 3.4/8
9pm NBC Heroes 10.75 5.0/11
  CBS Two and a Half Men 12.98 4.4/10
  Fox K-Ville 5.38 2.0/5
9:30 ABC The Bachelor 9.92 3.3/8
10p NBC Journeyman 6.94 3.0/7
  CBS CSI: Miami 14.14 4.3/11

We'll find out tonight whether my 99 votes and Mark Cubans "Save Me" campaign on Facebook made a difference.  Cubes deserves to advance.  Watching Wayne Newton was more painful (and less fun) than watching Joe Torre grimace in pinstripes, perhaps for the last time.

Source: Nielsen Media Research. Full night's results available via Marc Berman/Mediaweek.

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