Samantha Who? Wins Holiday Week
ABC's Samantha Who? with a Live+SD viewership of 14.38 million and adult 18-49 viewership of 6.01 million for the week of November 19-25 lead all new shows and increased its viewership by 5% over the previous week. Read on for the rest of the data.
Since the holiday week was so mixed up, with many new shows not airing, many in different time slots, and some in reruns, I'm going to refrain from any analysis and just let the data speak for itself.
New this week! Bubble width = adults 18-49 viewership
Never let it be said that TVbytheNumbers.com doesn't listen. After reader suggestions, we will now include the 18-49 demo viewer data in our table and charts for the new shows. For example, note the differences between Chuck and Cane. Their total viewership is similar, but Chuck has a much larger 18-49 demo viewership. You can see that clearly in our chart.
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. The bubble width is proportional to the 18-49 viewership.
Top 20 New Shows, Week of November 19-25
|RANK||PROGRAMS||Network||# OF PERSONS (LIVE+SD) (million)||Week over Week Momentum||Prior Week # OF PERSONS (LIVE+SD) (million)||# of PERSONS 18-49 Live+SD (million)|
|4||Women's Murder Club||ABC||7.58||0.85||8.91||2.03|
|6||The Big Bang Theory||CBS||7.51||0.81||9.32||3.84|
|10||Dirty Sexy Money||ABC||6.38||0.81||7.90||2.63|
|15||Back to You||FOX||5.27||0.72||7.31||1.94|
|17||Next Great American Band||FOX||2.58||1.07||2.41||1.44|
|19||Aliens in America||CW||1.37||0.69||1.99||0.66|
11/28 UPDATE: Next Great American Band was inadvertently omitted from the initial data in this post. It has been corrected.
These shows did not make the Top 20 :
Life is Wild CW 1.09m
CW Now CW 0.75m
Carpoolers ABC not aired
Cavemen ABC not aired
Big Shots ABC not aired
Life NBC not aired
Bionic Woman NBC not aired
Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2007 Nielsen Media Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved.