Samantha Who? Playing in A Different League
ABC's Samantha Who? with a Live+SD viewership of 12.86 million for the week of November 5-11 continues to have its way with other new shows. Women's Murder Club continued very strong with a level audience of 9.60 million viewers.
On the other end of the spectrum, ABC's Cavemen lost 21% of its viewers from the previous non-rerun week to fall to just 4.88 million Live+SD viewers. Don't expect it, or its stablemate Carpoolers which had similar results, to survive the writers strike.
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After a disappointing week last week, CBS's new shows stormed back. Big Bang Theory was up 11%, and Moonlight and Kid Nation were both up 5%. Our Moonlight fans will be happy to see that.
NBC's entire new show lineup looks moribund [Jeff Zucker, genius!], with the heavily hyped Bionic Woman continuing to hemorrhage viewers, down 17% to 6.48 million. It's now fallen to less than half its debut audience of 13.91 million.
Fox's Next Great American Band gained 11%. The writer's strike might just give it enough runway to survive if that continues.
Again, three CW shows made the top 20. With Gossip Girl substantially maintaining it's previous non-rerun outing at 2.52 million.
Our chart shows not only the viewership of the top 20 new shows, but also their week to week ratings momentum: shows gaining viewers [momentum > 1] and shows losing viewers [momentum < 1] over their last non-rerun airing.
Top 20 New Shows, Week of November 5-11
|RANK||PROGRAMS||Network||# OF PERSONS (LIVE+SD) (million)||Week over Week Momentum||Prior Week # OF PERSONS (LIVE+SD) (million)|
|2||Women's Murder Club||ABC||9.60||1.00||9.60|
|3||The Big Bang Theory||CBS||9.37||1.11||8.41|
|10||Back to You||FOX||6.45||0.91||7.06|
|17||Next Great American Band||FOX||2.61||1.11||2.35|
|20||Aliens in America||CW||1.78||0.89||2.01|
These shows did not make the Top 20 :
Life is Wild CW 1.17m viewers
CW Now CW 1.00m viewers
Private Practice ABC did not air
Pushing Daisies ABC did not air
Dirty Sexy Money ABC did not air
K-ville FOX did not air
Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2007 Nielsen Media Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved.