Private Practice On Top As Samantha Who? Plunges
Oh how the mighty have fallen. Without its Dancing with the Stars lead, ABC's Samantha Who? ratings dropped 39% to a Live+SD viewership of 7.16 million, turning over the new show crown for the week to Private Practice which had a Live+SD viewership of 10.4 million and adult 18-49 viewership of 5.02 million for the week of December 3-9. Read on for the rest of the data.
Bubble width = adults 18-49 viewership
ABC's Women's Murder Club had strong viewership gains, but its 18-49 viewership is extremely low. ABC's other new shows, Notes from the Underbelly and October Road are not looking good.
NBC's Chuck ratings stayed stable, cementing its position as NBC's fall winner, Life ratings shows strong growth.
CBS' Kid Nation ratings are finishing reasonably wekk, considering all the controversy.
CW's Gossip Girl and Reaper ratings may meet the low CW threshold for ratings renewal.
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 December 3-9
|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)|
|2||Women's Murder Club||ABC||8.54||1.13||7.58||2.32|
|7||Dirty Sexy Money||ABC||6.75||0.96||7.04||3.03|
|8||The Big Bang Theory - R||CBS||6.41||0.87||7.34||3.15|
|9||Back to You||FOX||5.53||1.05||5.27||2.40|
|10||Kitchen Nightmares - R||FOX||5.32||0.76||7.03||3.36|
|11||Notes From the Underbelly||ABC||5.00||0.67||7.45||2.85|
|14||Next Great American Band||FOX||3.04||1.45||2.09||1.59|
|17||Aliens in America - R||CW||1.59||0.85||1.89||0.85|
|18||Life is Wild||CW||1.11||0.88||1.26||0.53|
R = rerun
These shows did not make the Top 20 :
Pushing Daisies ABC not aired
Big Shots ABC not aired
Carpoolers ABC not aired
Cavemen ABC not aired
Cane CBS not aired
Moonlight CBS not aired
Journeyman NBC not aired
Bionic Woman NBC not aired
Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2007 Nielsen Media Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved.