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Overnight Results 10/26: Moonlight Feels Right?

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October 27th, 2007

CBS Wins the Night, The CW Puts the Smackdown on Fox 

Scoreboard for Friday Oct 26 CBS NBC ABC CW FOX
Total Viewers (million) 9.37 8.18 6.57 4.61 2.87
rating/Share: Adults 18-49 2.6/8 2.2/7 1.7/5 1.4/5 1.2/4

 
CBS won this ho-hum (in terms of number of viewers) night of television.   Women's Murder Club vs. Moonlight is turning into an interesting competition with the hot maturing policewomen having more viewers than the metrosexual vampire - but the metrosexual vampire won the 18-49 demo.   Fox's Next Great American Band is not resonating with viewers and The CW spends a night out of the cellar.  On to the shows:

Time Network Show Viewers (Millons) 18-49 Rating/Share
         
8:00 NBC Deal or No Deal 10.5 2.3/8
  CBS Ghost Whisperer 9.87 2.7/10
  ABC Grey's Anatomy (Repeat) 4.31 1.3/5
  CW Friday Night Smackdown 4.61 1.4/5
  FOX The Next Great American Band 2.87 1.2/4
         
9:00 ABC Women's Murder Club 8.9 2.0/6
  CBS Moonlight 8.56 2.4/7
  NBC Friday Night Lights 5.88 2.0/6
         
10:00 CBS Numb3rs 9.68 2.7/8
  NBC Las Vegas 8.18 2.4/8
  ABC Men in Trees 6.51 1.7/5

 

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

 
  • Carol

    ML's numbers are really making me very happy. I love the show and I love how it's gaining viewership. Maybe the fact that CBS ordered more scripts are giving viewers the confidence to at least watch it and not be so scared of it being cancelled. I hope CBS is happy with ML's numbers. Thanks for the numbers.

  • Carol

    ML’s numbers are really making me very happy. I love the show and I love how it’s gaining viewership. Maybe the fact that CBS ordered more scripts are giving viewers the confidence to at least watch it and not be so scared of it being cancelled. I hope CBS is happy with ML’s numbers. Thanks for the numbers.

  • Robert Seidman

    I agree ML's numbers, especially consecutive wins in the 18-49 demo are good signs.

    The only concern I have stems from a lack of knowledge around CBS' expectations.

    I don't know how CBS feels about this: ML loses over a million viewers from Ghost Whisperer, and then Numbe3rs seems to get them back.

  • Robert Seidman

    I agree ML’s numbers, especially consecutive wins in the 18-49 demo are good signs.

    The only concern I have stems from a lack of knowledge around CBS’ expectations.

    I don’t know how CBS feels about this: ML loses over a million viewers from Ghost Whisperer, and then Numbe3rs seems to get them back.

  • Carol

    ML maintains 90% of GW's numbers which C2H wasn't able to do last year. Maybe that's why it got cancelled? Then if you look at the other shows….FNL looses about 5M from it's lead in, MIT looses about 3M. I have to say ML isn't doing so shabby. Plus a show about vampires is really a tough sell but it seems to be working.

  • Carol

    ML maintains 90% of GW’s numbers which C2H wasn’t able to do last year. Maybe that’s why it got cancelled? Then if you look at the other shows….FNL looses about 5M from it’s lead in, MIT looses about 3M. I have to say ML isn’t doing so shabby. Plus a show about vampires is really a tough sell but it seems to be working.

  • Ginny

    Every week ML is gaining viewers, it is very close to Women's Murder club in numbers now, if CBS has any sense, it will pick it up for the whole season
    ,CBS has a tendency to cancel fan's favorite show
    I hope they learned from the experience of Jericho, and not be trigger happy this time.

  • Ginny

    Every week ML is gaining viewers, it is very close to Women’s Murder club in numbers now, if CBS has any sense, it will pick it up for the whole season
    ,CBS has a tendency to cancel fan’s favorite show
    I hope they learned from the experience of Jericho, and not be trigger happy this time.

  • Robert Seidman

    fair points though I think both Men in Trees and Friday Night Lights have to be worried about survival and and probably can't be too far from the “Deadpool”!

    My major reason for being unclear on CBS' expectations is because of C2H which did about 25% better in total viewers and 11% better in the 18-49 demo a year ago.

  • Robert Seidman

    fair points though I think both Men in Trees and Friday Night Lights have to be worried about survival and and probably can’t be too far from the “Deadpool”!

    My major reason for being unclear on CBS’ expectations is because of C2H which did about 25% better in total viewers and 11% better in the 18-49 demo a year ago.

  • Jewels

    I hope CBS see the numbers as worthy of an entire season. This show is developing nicely. I was almost afraid to get into it with CBS' propensity to cancel good television too quickly. This show certainly should have a place in the line-up. The casting is so well done, the chemistry between the leads compelling. I love Alex O. Never had seen anything with him in it, he's quite the talented handsome man. Sophia and Dohring are excellent as well. I was a fan of Ron Koslow's “Beauty and the Beast” and this show resonates with his romantic writing abilities.

  • Jewels

    I hope CBS see the numbers as worthy of an entire season. This show is developing nicely. I was almost afraid to get into it with CBS’ propensity to cancel good television too quickly. This show certainly should have a place in the line-up. The casting is so well done, the chemistry between the leads compelling. I love Alex O. Never had seen anything with him in it, he’s quite the talented handsome man. Sophia and Dohring are excellent as well. I was a fan of Ron Koslow’s “Beauty and the Beast” and this show resonates with his romantic writing abilities.

  • Daniel C

    While CBS can “think” about what to do, NBC has got to be heading to repeats to stem the 40% drop from “Deal” to “Lights”. If the young eyes were keeping Lights afloat this year, Moonlight has taken them all away.

  • Daniel C

    While CBS can “think” about what to do, NBC has got to be heading to repeats to stem the 40% drop from “Deal” to “Lights”. If the young eyes were keeping Lights afloat this year, Moonlight has taken them all away.

  • Ginny

    In response to Robert's point regarding C2H having more viewers a year ago and still got canceled, I am just wondering if C2H ever had a devoted and passionate fan base like ML seems to be developing now after just 5 episodes, I , for one, never care for any show enough to post anything on any message board, ML is the very first one , I guess in this time and age, I just need some good escape
    TV to watch in order to forget the world's trouble.

  • Ginny

    In response to Robert’s point regarding C2H having more viewers a year ago and still got canceled, I am just wondering if C2H ever had a devoted and passionate fan base like ML seems to be developing now after just 5 episodes, I , for one, never care for any show enough to post anything on any message board, ML is the very first one , I guess in this time and age, I just need some good escape
    TV to watch in order to forget the world’s trouble.

  • Michelle

    Moonlight,in my opinion,is the best show on TV right now. The casting and story lines are impressive. CBS I hope you are hearing your audince, keep this one around!

  • Michelle

    Moonlight,in my opinion,is the best show on TV right now. The casting and story lines are impressive. CBS I hope you are hearing your audince, keep this one around!

  • http://alex.fan-sites.org/alex.php Abbey

    It's been such a long time since I have liked a show to the point of working my evening around it. And now with Moonlight, I count the days/hours. I absolutely enjoy everything about this show. Good Job CBS

    If the show does get cancelled, I hope they sell the season on DVD, I'm definitely a buyer!

  • http://alex.fan-sites.org/alex.php Abbey

    It’s been such a long time since I have liked a show to the point of working my evening around it. And now with Moonlight, I count the days/hours. I absolutely enjoy everything about this show. Good Job CBS

    If the show does get cancelled, I hope they sell the season on DVD, I’m definitely a buyer!

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