Samantha Who? Drops But Still Wins
ABC's Samantha Who? ratings dropped 19% to a Live+SD viewership of 11.69 million and adult 18-49 viewership of 4.89 million for the week of Nov 26 - Dec 2, far below its past numbers, but it still enough to lead all new shows. Read on for the rest of the data.
Bubble width = adults 18-49 viewership
Lot's of new shows are out of the rotation this week, some temporarily, some for good because of the strike.
ABC's Pushing Daisies' ratings were strong, but Big Shots' ratings suffered a unusual down week
NBC's Chuck ratings rose again, and has become its new fall standout. Who was it that said it ought to be cancelled? That guy better go back and look at the data again.
CBS' Cane ratings continue to look weak. At least I'm right some of the time.
I've always thought Fox's Kitchen Nightmares ratings put it in the "win" category and it did not disappoint last week. My hope for Next Great American Band looks misplaced.
CW's Gossip Girl ratings may put it in the "survive" category, particularly if new pilot development is hampered by the strike.
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 26 - December 2
|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||Notes From the Underbelly||ABC||7.45||1.00||debut||3.51|
|5||The Big Bang Theory - R||CBS||7.34||0.98||7.51||3.69|
|7||Dirty Sexy Money||ABC||7.04||1.10||6.38||3.38|
|17||Next Great American Band||FOX||2.09||0.81||2.58||1.10|
|18||Aliens in America||CW||1.89||1.37||1.37||0.93|
|19||Life is Wild||CW||1.26||1.15||1.09||0.50|
These shows did not make the Top 20 :
Private Practice ABC not aired
Women's Murder Club ABC not aired
Carpoolers ABC not aired
Cavemen ABC not aired
Moonlight CBS not aired
Back to You FOX not aired
K-ville FOX not aired
Phenomenon NBC not aired
Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2007 Nielsen Media Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved.