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Nielsen Ratings for Mon March 10: Julianna is no Summer Glau!

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March 11th, 2008

Scoreboard for Mon. March 10, 2008 CBS NBC FOX ABC CW
Total Viewers (million) 9.28 9.24 8.20 5.70 1.44
Rating/Share: Adults 18-49 2.9/8 2.7/7 2.1/6 2.1/6 0.6/2

What a difference a week makes for ABC.  The Bachelor: Where are They Now? was no 20/20: The Royal Family, and ABC plummeted from first place last Monday to fourth place this Monday.  The only good news for the Mouse network is that it tied for 3rd with FOX in the 18-49 demo even though it averaged two million fewer total viewers.  ABC aired the final two episodes of October Road between 9p-11p, and given the performance (under 5 million and under a 2.0 in the demo) those will almost certainly be the final two episodes.

Julianna Margulies may be attractive to some (me included!) but it would appear from a FOX perspective (pun intended) she's no Summer Glau!  The premiere of Canterbury's Law could rustle up only 7.62 million and worse, it was next to last (beating only a repeat of Gossip Girl!) in the 18-49 demo.  It's somewhat puzzling to me why FOX didn't premiere this show after an airing of American Idol before moving it to its regular timeslot. 

FOX did exactly that (twice last week!) with New Amsterdam.  Last night was Amsterdam's first airing in its normal timeslot without the American Idol lead-in and it pulled in 8.78 million viewers with a 2.5 in the 18-49 demo.  Not great, but not bad.  Both shows paled in comparison to a rerun of House one year ago that drew 9.69 million and a 3.5  in the 18-49 demo.

CBS won the night both in total viewers and the 18-49 demographic. Indeed, a rerun of Two and a Half Men was the most watched show of the entire evening and also had the best 18-49 performance.  I'm not sure if the trend of rerun success is CBS' friend, but consider that the repeat of 2.5 Men beat out both new airings of The New Adventures of Old Christine.  If I was running CBS, 2.5 men would air at least five times a week! ;)  I know what you're thinking: "Seidman, don't quit your day job."  Unfortunately, I did just that -- over five years ago.

I don't know if Gorman and I could do a better job with the EYE network, but I'm pretty sure we'd do a better job with the CW (I'd start buy airing at least ONE repeat of Two and a Half Men a week on the CW -- no doubt.).

Monday night's full details:

Time Network Show Viewers (Millons) 18-49 Rating/Share HH Rating
8:00 ABC The Bachelor: Where are they Now? 7.71 2.6/8 5.3
  CBS How I Met Your Mother (R ) 6.64 2.2/7 4.7
  NBC My Dad is Better than Your Dad 6.86 2.1/6 3.8
  FOX Canterbury's Law (Premiere) 7.62 1.7/5 5.7
  CW Gossip Girl ( R) 1.19 0.5/1 1.1
           
8:30 CBS New Adv. of Old Christine 7.45 2.7/7 5.3
           
9:00 CBS Two and a Half Men (R ) 11.74 3.8/10 8.2
  CW Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious 1.68 0.8/2 1.4
  NBC Deal or No Deal 11.64 3.0/8 7.3
  FOX New Amsterdam 8.78 2.5/6 6.1
  ABC October Road (9p-11p 2 episodes) 4.7 1.8/5 3.3
           
9:30 CBS New Adv. of Old Christine 9.43 3.3/8 6.6
           
10:00 CBS CSI: Miami (R ) 10.2 2.7/7 7.3
  NBC Medium 9.22 2.9/9 6.9

 

Nielsen Ratings Source: Nielsen Media Research. Full night's results available via Marc Berman/Mediaweek.

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  • bill

    There's only one Summer!

  • bill

    There’s only one Summer!

  • Tim

    Wow only a 1.7 in the 18-49 group for Canterbury's
    Law. If there is no improvement on this soon, I hate to say, Julianne we'll be seeing you somewhere else later.

  • Tim

    Wow only a 1.7 in the 18-49 group for Canterbury’s
    Law. If there is no improvement on this soon, I hate to say, Julianne we’ll be seeing you somewhere else later.

  • Daniel

    New Amsterdam didn't do as good as Terminator in the demo and in the weeks to come will it improve? And I agree, Summer Glau is hot hot hot! Canterbury's Law is already a goner I think.

  • Daniel

    New Amsterdam didn’t do as good as Terminator in the demo and in the weeks to come will it improve? And I agree, Summer Glau is hot hot hot! Canterbury’s Law is already a goner I think.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman
  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman
  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    TVbytheNumbers.com hopes to move to the top in the Summer Glau meme Google indexing ;)

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    TVbytheNumbers.com hopes to move to the top in the Summer Glau meme Google indexing ;)

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    I could go with Bart Simpson is no Stewie Griffith which certainly seems true ratings wise, but not nearly as much…fun. ;)

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    I could go with Bart Simpson is no Stewie Griffith which certainly seems true ratings wise, but not nearly as much…fun. ;)

  • Jack

    I think FOX should cancel Canterbury’s Law and put Julianna next to Summer in Terminator. Win-win situation.

  • Jack

    I think FOX should cancel Canterbury's Law and put Julianna next to Summer in Terminator. Win-win situation.

  • Angie

    Am I the only one who thinks Summer Glau is ridiculously overrated? She just stands there and stares with her big bug eyes – no facial expressions ever, in anything she’s ever been in!

  • Angie

    Am I the only one who thinks Summer Glau is ridiculously overrated? She just stands there and stares with her big bug eyes – no facial expressions ever, in anything she's ever been in!

  • frankj

    FOX could probably put Summer on TV reading a magazine for an hour and still win the 18-49yr demographic.

  • frankj

    FOX could probably put Summer on TV reading a magazine for an hour and still win the 18-49yr demographic.

  • Jack

    Angie, yes i think you are the only one.

  • Jack

    Angie, yes i think you are the only one.

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