Cane Surprises As New Show Winner
Against 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.
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)|
|3||The Big Bang Theory - R||CBS||7.37||1.15||6.41||3.66|
|7||Women's Murder Club -R||ABC||6.15||0.72||8.54||1.61|
|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|
|18||Aliens in America||CW||1.84||1.15||1.59||0.88|
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.