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Gossip Girl & Kitchen Nightmares Grow Viewers, Oct 1-7

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October 10th, 2007

Big Shots loses almost 26% of debut viewers

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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  
2 Private Practice ABC 12.45 0.864 14.41
3 Bionic Woman NBC 11.07 0.796 13.91
4 Cane CBS 9.91 0.884 11.21
5 Dirty Sexy Money ABC 9.61 0.921 10.44
6 Cavemen ABC 9.19 Debut week  
7 Carpoolers ABC 9.06 Debut week  
8 Life NBC 8.68 0.873 9.95
9 The Big Bang Theory CBS 8.50 0.893 9.52
10 Chuck NBC 8.39 0.910 9.21
11 Big Shots ABC 8.23 0.742 11.1
12 Journeyman NBC 8.23 0.898 9.16
13 Moonlight CBS 8.04 0.941 8.54
14 Kid Nation CBS 7.43 0.976 7.62
15 Back to You FOX 6.58 0.882 7.47
16 Kitchen Nightmares FOX 6.22 1.147 5.42
17 K-ville FOX 5.36 0.875 6.13
18 Reaper CW 2.86 0.872 3.28
19 Gossip Girl CW 2.75 1.105 2.49
20 Aliens in America CW 2.34 Debut week  

 
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