Modern Family, Glee, Middle, Dancing, Castle Lead Season's Ratings Gainers, CSI:NY, House, Medium Lead Losers

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November 18th, 2010

We know that through eight weeks of this broadcast season Fox is well behind last season's ratings, and ABC is also behind. CW is effectively even, while NBC and CBS are ahead.

But what about the ratings trends for individual shows?

After the first eight weeks of the season, ABC's Modern Family leads all shows in both adults 18-49 ratings points gained (1.7), and percentage increase (39%) vs. their average ratings last season at this point, followed by Glee, The Middle, Dancing with the Stars and Castle.

On the loser side of the equation, CSI:NYHouse, Medium and CSI:Miami trail the pack.

Of course, lots of these shows have changed timeslots which can have a major impact on their ratings. Last year's similar posts didn't include timeslot changers or unscripted shows, but I decided to pile everybody into this years' lists. The averages used in this list include both new and repeat episodes, but for most shows their new/repeat pattern was similar to last season.

You can also check out the same show by show comparison after 4 weeks of this season.

Why didn't I include the actual ratings themselves? Sadly, Nielsen frowns on lists longer than 25 items with their ratings in them. Percentages and ratings changes, not so much!

Note that the list contains only shows that were in the FALL lineups in both seasons (Chuck, Parenthood and other shows that began in the SPRING are not in this list).

Show Net % Change Adults 18-49 rating Points Gained/(Lost)
Modern Family ABC 39% 1.7
Glee FOX 38% 1.5
MIDDLE, THE ABC 25% 0.6
Dancing with the Stars ABC 18% 0.7
Castle ABC 14% 0.4
DANCING W/STARS RESULTS ABC 13% 0.4
FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3 NBC 8% 0.3
SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK NBC 7% 0.4
NBC Sunday Night Football NBC 5% 0.4
How I Met Your Mother CBS 5% 0.2
Two and a Half Men CBS 4% 0.2
Amazing Race 17/15 CBS 3% 0.1
NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 2% 0.1
Criminal Minds CBS 2% 0.1
SURVIVOR: NICARAGUA/SAMOA CBS 0% 0.0
Smallville CW 0% 0.0
Supernatural CW 0% 0.0
NCIS CBS -2% -0.1
Good Wife, THE CBS -3% -0.1
FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 2 NBC -5% -0.1
Big Bang Theory, THE CBS -5% -0.3
BONES FOX -6% -0.2
Law And Order:SVU NBC -6% -0.2
48 Hours Mystery CBS -7% -0.1
COPS FOX -7% -0.1
Cougar Town ABC -8% -0.3
CSI CBS -9% -0.4
OT, THE FOX -9% -0.5
SAT NIGHT FOOTBALL ABC -10% -0.2
60 Minutes CBS -10% -0.3
AMERICA'S Top Model-9/7 CW -11% -0.2
Mentalist, THE CBS -12% -0.5
AMW: AMERICA FIGHTS BACK FOX -12% -0.2
COPS 2 FOX -12% -0.2
Family Guy FOX -12% -0.6
OFFICE NBC -13% -0.7
Simpsons FOX -13% -0.6
BROTHERS & SISTERS ABC -14% -0.5
Vampire Diaries CW -14% -0.3
Desperate Housewives ABC -15% -0.8
20/20-FRI ABC -16% -0.3
SAT NIGHT FTBL PRE-GAME ABC -17% -0.2
Fringe FOX -17% -0.5
30 ROCK NBC -17% -0.6
Dateline FRI NBC -18% -0.3
American Dad FOX -19% -0.7
Private Practice ABC -20% -0.9
Gossip Girl-MON CW -20% -0.3
COMMUNITY NBC -20% -0.6
90210 CW -21% -0.3
GREY'S ANATOMY ABC -21% -1.5
America's Funniest Home Videos ABC -23% -0.5
One Tree Hill CW -23% -0.3
Cleveland Show FOX -26% -1.1
Extreme Makeover:HOME ED. ABC -27% -0.9
Lie To Me FOX -27% -0.9
Biggest Loser 10/8 NBC -28% -1.1
CSI: MIAMI CBS -30% -1.3
MEDIUM CBS -30% -0.7
HOUSE FOX -34% -2.3
CSI: NY CBS -36% -1.3

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Note: The ratings used in this calculation were the season to date adults 18-49 averages after eight weeks of each broadcast season. They are the "Most Current" ratings, which for the period include Live +7 day ratings (for weeks 1-6) combined with Live + Same Day ratings (for week 7 & 8).

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