Big Shots loses almost 26% of debut viewers
Of all new shows, only Fox's Kitchen Nightmares and CW's Gossip Girl [which just had a full season of shows ordered] built on their previous weeks viewership, although for both it was their 3rd not 2nd week, boding well for both.
On the downside, ABC's Big Shots lost almost 26% of its initial viewers and NBC's Bionic Woman over 20%, not a good sign for either. Most shows lost about 10% of last week's viewers.
ABC's Pushing Daisies opened strongly with over 13 million viewers.
Our new chart, introduced this week, shows not only the viewership of the top 20 new shows, but also their week to week ratings momentum. Which shows gained viewers [momentum > 1] and which shows lost viewers [momentum < 1]. For this week's chart, shows with a momentum = 1 were in their initial week.
Full list of Top 20 New Shows, Week of October 1-7:
|RANK||PROGRAMS||Network||# OF PERSONS (LIVE+SD) (million)||Week over Week Momentum||Prior Week # OF PERSONS (LIVE+SD) (million)|
|1||Pushing Daisies||ABC||13.03||Debut week|
|5||Dirty Sexy Money||ABC||9.61||0.921||10.44|
|9||The Big Bang Theory||CBS||8.50||0.893||9.52|
|15||Back to You||FOX||6.58||0.882||7.47|
|20||Aliens in America||CW||2.34||Debut week|