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Top New Shows, December 10-16, Cane Surprises

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December 18th, 2007

Cane Surprises As New Show Winner

cane.jpgAgainst absent and some rerun competition, CBS's Cane ratings increased 23% to a Live+SD viewership of 7.94 million and adults 18-49 viewership of 6.48 million to lead all new shows for the week of December 10-16.

Read on for the rest of the data.

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Bubble width = adults 18-49 viewership

Many new shows didn't air this week, and others were in reruns. We may be replacing this post next week with something that's more interesting than comparing the shrinking number of non-rerun new shows.

ABC new shows in general were overwhelmed, because of off scheduling and reruns for many of its shows. Private Practice ratings plunged, although it was not in a rerun. UPDATE: Originally omitted from the post: Samantha Who? ratings settled a bit more, way below their early season heights following Dancing with the Stars.

NBC's Journeyman was its only new show to air, and kept its mediocre ratings trend alive.

Fox's Kitchen Nightmares ratings increased 15% and its 18-49 viewership was strong. The weak competition is giving it new life.

CW's Crowned ratings in its debut were quite strong, for the CW at least.

Even in rerun, CBS' Big Bang Theory ratings were #3 for all new shows.

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 10-16

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)
1 Cane CBS 7.94 1.23 6.48 2.72
2 Moonlight CBS 7.57 1.03 7.32 2.75
3 The Big Bang Theory - R CBS 7.37 1.15 6.41 3.66
4 Kid Nation CBS 7.34 1.03 7.10 2.83
5 Pushing Daisies ABC 6.84 0.68 9.99 3.12
6 Samantha Who? ABC 6.71 0.94 7.16 3.65
7 Women's Murder Club -R ABC 6.15 0.72 8.54 1.61
8 Kitchen Nightmares FOX 6.10 1.15 5.32 3.70
9 Journeyman NBC 5.28 0.87 6.05 2.29
10 October Road ABC 5.18 1.05 4.94 2.81
11 K-ville FOX 5.05 1.05 4.82 2.03
12 Private Practice -R ABC 4.98 0.48 10.40 2.11
13 Notes From the Underbelly ABC 4.50 0.90 5.00 2.59
14 Back to You -R FOX 4.19 0.76 5.53 1.99
15 Dirty Sexy Money -R ABC 3.67 0.54 6.75 1.51
16 Next Great American Band FOX 2.98 0.98 3.04 1.47
17 Crowned CW 2.46 1.00 debut 1.47
18 Aliens in America CW 1.84 1.15 1.59 0.88
19 CW Now CW 0.94 1.11 0.85 0.42

These shows did not make the Top 20 :

Big Shots ABC not aired
Carpoolers ABC not aired
Cavemen ABC not aired
Gossip Girl CW not aired
Life is Wild CW not aired
Reaper CW not aired
Bionic Woman NBC not aired
Chuck NBC not aired
Life NBC not aired

Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2007 Nielsen Media Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

 
  • Rena Moretti

    Women's Murder Club was a re-run too.

    Did you notice strange statistical bleeps that tend to make most of the shows of the same network go up (or down) on a given week.

    I haven't made a systematic study of that but it looks like that to me.

    Error and sampling rates often blur the true picture week by week, but trends end up showing up.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    Bill, Samantha Who did air on 12/10 from 9:00-9:30p.

  • Kyle

    Wonder why Pushing Daisies lost almost one-third of its audience week over week?

  • Rena Moretti

    Pushing Daisies had a great lead-in last week. This week it was essentially on its own.

  • Rena Moretti

    Women’s Murder Club was a re-run too.

    Did you notice strange statistical bleeps that tend to make most of the shows of the same network go up (or down) on a given week.

    I haven’t made a systematic study of that but it looks like that to me.

    Error and sampling rates often blur the true picture week by week, but trends end up showing up.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    Bill, Samantha Who did air on 12/10 from 9:00-9:30p.

  • Kyle

    Wonder why Pushing Daisies lost almost one-third of its audience week over week?

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    Argh! Samantha Who? info has now been added to the post. Sorry to any fans who were startled.

  • Rena Moretti

    Pushing Daisies had a great lead-in last week. This week it was essentially on its own.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    Argh! Samantha Who? info has now been added to the post. Sorry to any fans who were startled.

  • Rena Moretti

    Thanks for being always willing to make corrections and amplifications, Bill. :)

  • Rena Moretti

    Thanks for being always willing to make corrections and amplifications, Bill. :)

  • Vickey

    Journeyman was by far my favorite, I haven't been that attached to a show since Star Gate. I am pulling out all stops to save it and encourage others to do the same!

  • http://nbc Vickey

    Journeyman was by far my favorite, I haven’t been that attached to a show since Star Gate. I am pulling out all stops to save it and encourage others to do the same!

  • Edie

    I am so glad to see Cane came out #1 this time. That's where it should all the time. I am pulling for this show all the way. I am so addicted to this show. I love, love it. This is my favorite show of all time. To me and my family it's always #1.

  • Edie

    I am so glad to see Cane came out #1 this time. That’s where it should all the time. I am pulling for this show all the way. I am so addicted to this show. I love, love it. This is my favorite show of all time. To me and my family it’s always #1.

  • Kelly Keller

    Journeyman is my all-time favorite TV show. I can't remember when I've looked forward to Monday nights more. I wish NBC would reconsider and keep the show on. They have a hit show that no one knows about because they didn't promote it very well. Cancelling this show will be a loss for both the fans and the network.

  • Kelly Keller

    Journeyman is my all-time favorite TV show. I can’t remember when I’ve looked forward to Monday nights more. I wish NBC would reconsider and keep the show on. They have a hit show that no one knows about because they didn’t promote it very well. Cancelling this show will be a loss for both the fans and the network.

  • total eclipse

    Glad to see Moonlight doing so well. This show really deserves another season. Best new show this year, that's for sure.

  • total eclipse

    Glad to see Moonlight doing so well. This show really deserves another season. Best new show this year, that’s for sure.

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