|Scoreboard for Thurs. Feb. 7, 2008|
|Total Viewers (million)||11.98||10.31||9.04||8.53||3.32|
|Rating/Share: Adults 18-49||3.5/9||4.1/11||2.9/8||2.9/8||1.4/4|
CBS netted the most viewers of the evening on the strength of the season premiere of Survivor: Micronesia. Even with the repeats of CSI, and Without a Trace that followed, CBS still had the most viewers. While not "great" numbers for Survivor, good enough to win the 8pm hour by a fairly wide margin in both viewers and the 18-49 demo.
ABC won the 18-49 demographic because Lost scored big in the demo. Last night's episode of Lost was outstanding ("I don't know Miles, how stupid are you?"), but shame on you ABC for deceptive marketing practices! During Lost ABC ran promos for Eli Stone.
"Last week 15 million of you watched..."
Lies, dag gone lies and statistics. It's true 15 million people watched the Eli Stone premiere last week for about 2 minutes. But it only "averaged" 11.14 million. It got worse last night, and could do no better than averaging 9.38 million. It would seem that the Lost viewers are in no way deceived by ABC's pretty vast stretch of the truth.
Eli Stone isn't going gangbusters. But it could be worse, it could be NBC, where the premiere of Lipstick Jungle finished in dead last at 10pm. Although Jungle finished 2nd in the 18-49 demo, a rerun of Without a Trace had the most viewers at 10pm. Buck up, Eli. Even though your Disney mothership has no problem at all with lying to the masses as far as the numbers go, Eli DID win the 18-49 demo for the hour, and that's no lie.
FOX had an OK night with a fresh episode of Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? and a repeat of Don't Forget the Lyrics. CW ran with new episodes of Smallville and Supernatural and averaged over 3 million viewers for the night for the first time since last Friday, but with Friday Night Smackdown! going away, Smallville and America's Next Top Model may be the only things that get the CW averaging over 3 million in the future.
Time for a shakeup of executives at the CW -- they have some quality shows (Smallville, Supernatural and One Tree Hill to name a few) but the powers that be fail miserably at getting anyone to watch.
See last night's full details:
|Time||Network||Show||Viewers (Millons)||18-49 Rating/Share||HH Rating|
|8:00||CBS||Survivor: Micronesia (Premiere)||13.87||4.8/13||8.1|
|FOX||Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?||9.51||2.7/8||5.7|
|NBC||Deal or No Deal||9.31||2.7/7||6.2|
|FOX||Dont Forget the Lyrics (Repeat)||8.57||3.1/8||5.1|
|10:00||CBS||Without a Trace (Repeat)||10.16||2.7/7||6.9|
|NBC||Lipstick Jungle (Premiere)||7.62||2.9/8||5.3|
Nielsen Ratings Source: Nielsen Media Research. Full night's results available via Marc Berman/Mediaweek.
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