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Samantha Who? Once Again Tops New Shows, Nov 5-11

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November 14th, 2007

Samantha Who? Playing in A Different League

Christina Applegate 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)
1 Samantha Who? ABC 12.86 0.91 14.18
2 Women's Murder Club ABC 9.60 1.00 9.60
3 The Big Bang Theory CBS 9.37 1.11 8.41
4 Moonlight CBS 7.90 1.05 7.55
5 Cane CBS 7.78 0.97 8.05
6 Chuck NBC 7.65 1.07 7.14
7 Kid Nation CBS 7.02 1.05 6.70
8 Big Shots ABC 6.96 0.95 7.32
9 Bionic Woman NBC 6.48 0.83 7.81
10 Back to You FOX 6.45 0.91 7.06
11 Life NBC 6.39 0.93 6.87
12 Kitchen Nightmares FOX 6.36 0.93 6.87
13 Phenomenon NBC 6.11 0.99 6.16
14 Carpoolers ABC 5.49 0.79 6.94
15 Journeyman NBC 5.13 0.89 5.75
16 Cavemen ABC 4.88 0.79 6.21
17 Next Great American Band FOX 2.61 1.11 2.35
18 Gossip Girl CW 2.52 0.99 2.54
19 Reaper CW 2.42 0.93 2.60
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.

 
  • MoonlightFever

    Great news for Moonlight! I hope it continues to climb.

  • MoonlightFever

    Great news for Moonlight! I hope it continues to climb.

  • Georgia

    Yay for Moonlight. I hope CBS is listening!

  • Georgia

    Yay for Moonlight. I hope CBS is listening!

  • Sirensong

    “Our Moonlight fans will be happy to see that.”

    That is absolutely true! We are indeed happy to see an increase not only in viewership but also in demo. Hopefully CBS will take notice and act favorably.

  • Sirensong

    “Our Moonlight fans will be happy to see that.”

    That is absolutely true! We are indeed happy to see an increase not only in viewership but also in demo. Hopefully CBS will take notice and act favorably.

  • dani

    YAY!!! whohooo for moonlight! :)

  • geri

    Moonlight is the best!

  • dani

    YAY!!! whohooo for moonlight! :)

  • geri

    Moonlight is the best!

  • Becky

    Woohoo!!! Yea for Moonlight!

    You are absolutely right, we Moonlight fans are ecstatic to see our favorite show is doing so well. This show is terrific and gaining momentum! It has consistently won the coveted demographic of 18-49 and we all know why. CBS, are you paying attention???

    Once you give this show a chance, you'll be hooked too!

    Long Live Moonlight!!!

  • Becky

    Woohoo!!! Yea for Moonlight!

    You are absolutely right, we Moonlight fans are ecstatic to see our favorite show is doing so well. This show is terrific and gaining momentum! It has consistently won the coveted demographic of 18-49 and we all know why. CBS, are you paying attention???

    Once you give this show a chance, you’ll be hooked too!

    Long Live Moonlight!!!

  • chukkagirl

    Well, it's good to see that the #1 show has made it to #1 on Hey Neilsen!

  • chukkagirl

    Well, it’s good to see that the #1 show has made it to #1 on Hey Neilsen!

  • MelGirl

    WORD, on Moonlight! Glad to hear its climbing in viewership!

    Hey CBS! You payin' attention to this?!?

  • MelGirl

    WORD, on Moonlight! Glad to hear its climbing in viewership!

    Hey CBS! You payin’ attention to this?!?

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