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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.

 
  • Kris

    I am thrilled to see Moonlight at #2. It has improved each week and I can't wait to see more.

  • Kris

    I am thrilled to see Moonlight at #2. It has improved each week and I can’t wait to see more.

  • krisitne

    i cant believe that they are going to cancel cane it is one of the best shows on tv i think we need to start a petition

  • krisitne

    i also want to comment on Journeyman its one of my favorite shows also i think that whoever makes the decisions to cancel shows needs to take another look and put them in time slots where people will know that they are on 10pm is kind of late for this show i think that alot of kids would enjoy it i know mine love it but i have to record it because of its time slot please reconsider.

  • krisitne

    i cant believe that they are going to cancel cane it is one of the best shows on tv i think we need to start a petition

  • krisitne

    i also want to comment on Journeyman its one of my favorite shows also i think that whoever makes the decisions to cancel shows needs to take another look and put them in time slots where people will know that they are on 10pm is kind of late for this show i think that alot of kids would enjoy it i know mine love it but i have to record it because of its time slot please reconsider.

  • http://www.tv.com/users/vendbien/profile.php# Jon V

    I think the problem with renewing Cane is that is is very expensive to produce (and difficult to schedule as well). The demo is loyal but smallish (and the week 12/10-16 was a bit of an odd one) on which to make year-long decisions.

  • http://www.tv.com/users/vendbien/profile.php# Jon V

    I think the problem with renewing Cane is that is is very expensive to produce (and difficult to schedule as well). The demo is loyal but smallish (and the week 12/10-16 was a bit of an odd one) on which to make year-long decisions.

  • MinisterDjehuty

    I'm willing to sign a petition; Cane was by far the best show on network television.

  • MinisterDjehuty

    I’m willing to sign a petition; Cane was by far the best show on network television.

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