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2010-11 Season Part 2 Ratings

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by phrelin, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. phrelin

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    I've started a new thread beginning with your question: Casting issues on Criminal Minds. The subject of what CBS is doing with the show is quite hot.;)
     
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    So here's how it looks for the past three Mondays:

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    It appears that running a new episode of "Human Target" instead of "House" cost Fox viewers.

    "Harry's Law" has been able to hold a respectable audience for NBC. Next week we'll see how it does against new episodes of both "Hawaii Five-0" and "Castle."

    And considering the audience "Two-and-a-half Men" pulls in reruns, I'm not sure CBS needs to worry so much about Sheen being gone. Surely they have a penalty clause in his contract and payment is by episode.
     
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    Here's CBSday:

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    Tuesday has turned out to be a bad day for ABC. "No Ordinary Family", "V", and "Detroit 1-8-7" are all in cancellation territory. Fox's "Glee" is still in reruns so "No Ordinary Family" fans don't hold your breath when both come back with new episodes next week.
     
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    Here's Wednesday:

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    For whatever reason, Wednesday was the day the schedule was shuffled with reruns from 8-10 pm, along with Fox slipping "Human Target" into the schedule at 9 pm. The viewers just simply disappeared from 9-10.
     
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    We had lots of viewers on Thursday as it was the first night of full competition - no reruns:

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    Moving "Big Bang Theory" to 8 pm Thursday appears to have been a smart move on the part of CBS as it maintains a strong following in the face of "American Idol".

    The 9 pm time spot is full of competition and full of viewers. "CSI" took the top spot for total viewers, "Grey's Anatomy" was top for the demo, and "Bones' held it own.

    At 10 pm "The Mentalist" actually increased the total viewers from "CSI."

    NBC's comedy lineup has its problems. It's clear that "Perfect Couples" was DOA.

    Next week we will see a full Mon - Fri competition as sweeps moves into high gear.
     
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    Well, Friday was not good for "Fringe" fans like myself:

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    In terms of numbers of viewers of broadcast TV, this last Friday night was a significant increase at 8 pm and 10 pm. At 8 pm the CBS show "The Defenders" pulled decent ratings, higher than the "Medium" series finale two weeks ago. NBC's "Who Do You Think You Are" gave the network an 80% bump in viewers. And a new episode of "Smallville" gave "The CW" an 80% bump in viewers. Fox on the other hand took a 2% hit further reducing the lead into "Fringe", a lead that was already meaningless.

    CBS, NBC, and The CW gained at 9 pm. ABC's "Primetime" took a small hit.

    Fox's "Fringe" fell further into the "last season" category. It was a good episode moving the story along, probably to its series finale. I have to assume looking at the "Fringe" and "V" ratings that essentially there is no room for any attempt at serious science fiction on broadcast TV.

    The CW does alright with "The Vampire Diaries", "Supernatural", and even "Smallville" because they aren't looking for ratings higher than a fairly well watched cable channel show.

    NBC's "The Cape" was just not very well done. But when "The Event" returns, I doubt it will do well. SyFy's "Being Human" and "Merlin" are pulling pitiful ratings.

    From TVbytheNumbers:
    "The Defenders" had a fair audience at 8.6 million.

    The only "espionage" shows, if you can call them that, we have left on broadcast TV are "Chuck" with 5.76 million viewers and "Nikita" with 2.74 million. And neither science fiction show could match "Chuck" in ratings.
     
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    The last episode of CM was astoundingly good, I thought. The only thing about CM that bothers me is having Dharma's husband playing a very somber role. I can't get past the whole Dharma's husband thing. Typecasting strikes again. :)

    Rich
     
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    Can't say that I disagree with your assessment, but "Fringe" did beat everyone but "CSI" in the 18-49 numbers. Gotta look for the silver lining somewhere!

    As for "Being Human" and "Merlin", maybe the fact that they're both just plain dreadful has something to do with it. ;)
     
  9. phrelin

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    Here's Monday's ratings:

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    You can click on the image to get a large version if it's too hard to read.

    As usual, CBS is holding its own. "House" did well. The series premier of "Chicago Code" did better than "Lie to Me", but it was a series premier.

    And one can't help but note that Charlie Sheen had the best rating for the night.

    At 10 pm there is real competition. Of course "Harry's Law" is not as appealing to the demo, but it's still hanging in there with full competition last night.
     
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    Here's CBSday's ratings:

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    You can click on the image to get a large version if it's too hard to read.

    ABC's entire Tuesday lineup is at risk. IMHO "V" and "No Ordinary Family" will not be picked up for another season. "Detroit 1-8-7" is a decent police procedural with a great cast and solid writing. But for some reason a couple million viewers decided to go to bed rather than watch it. Unlike "Southland", it is from the network's production arm ABC Studios and won't be shopped out to the cable competition.

    Fox wasted the slot after the Superbowl on "Glee" as its ratings last night were in line with its normal new episode ratings. In other words, sure some "NCIS" fans watched it Sunday because its fun and they had nothing else to watch. But on Tuesday, it's back to what was a truly great episode of "NCIS."

    And running "Glee" over to 9:01 pm IMHO doesn't help "Raising Hope" but creates a nightmare for my recording schedule. It's a good thing they canceled "Running Wilde" and replaced it with "Traffic Light" so the same folks who didn't leave the room after "Raising Hope" have something to watch.:rolleyes:
     
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    Here's Wednesday:

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    It was pretty predictable. Fox gave away viewers running the season finale of "Human Target" at 9 pm. Really bad planning. They might as well have run it after the "Super Bowl" as running "Glee" there predictably did nothing for that show.

    The 9:30 pm premier of "Mr. Sunshine" didn't lose as many viewers off the lead in of "Modern Family" as "Cougar Town" has been losing. But it was the premier.

    And at 10 pm:
    • "Blue Bloods" has done well here. Next week we'll be seeing here "Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior", the spinoff starring Forest Whitaker, Janeane Garofalo, Beau Garrett and Matt Ryan. Whether "Blue Bloods" can carry that extra 50% demo rating in its return to Friday is doubtful.
    • "L&O: SVU" continues to draw a respectable, though somewhat unreliable, number of viewers.
    • ABC's "Off the Map" viewers are continuing to drift away. I feel bad for Caroline Dhavernas of "Wonderfalls" fame, but while she and other cast members offer excellent performances, they can't create the proverbial "silk purse."
     
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    Interesting that the numbers for the last three episodes of Human Target, from Wiki, are by far the best of the season. I wonder if that might give the show a chance for a renewal?
     
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    Considering how Fox has forced viewers to play Whack-a-Mole to find when it was going to be shown, they ought to marvel at those ratings and give it a 2 year 23-episode each year renewal.

    So they'll probably cancel it.....:rolleyes:
     
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    I'm guessing Human Target won't be back, but it does make for good mid-season filler, so you never know.
     
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    Here's Thursday:

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    You can click on the image to get a large version with earlier weeks included.

    Not much to talk about here. Seems some people found other things to do last night so overall viewing was down a little.
     
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    Human Target rocked! What a great episode!!! I really hope it comes back. And it does make a good mid-season filler.
     
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    Here's Friday:

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    You can click on the image to get a large version with earlier weeks included.

    Like Thursday, some people found other things to do this week. Unfortunately that included some "Fringe" viewers.

    "Fringe" is in serious trouble IMHO, now down a million from when it first was moved to Friday and many of those viewers have drifted back to "CSI:NY" which has controlled 9.5+ million since the beginning of the season last fall.

    It's interesting that in addition to Tuesday's, CBS has retained control of Friday with ratings NBC would kill for any day.
     
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    Ok, here we have the second week of true sweeps period Mondays:

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    As we started seeing on Thursday, viewers are finding something else to do. This trend affects all shows, but....

    The biggest loser at 8 pm was Fox's "House." Not that it's ratings are bad, but where did the viewers go?

    At 9 pm, Fox lost viewers on "The Chicago Code." I would expect this show to see viewer drift, probably stabilizing at slightly higher than ABC's "Detroit 1-8-7" but that's because the latter is at 10 pm on Tuesday's. Both are good shows from all production value points of view. And they'd do very well on TNT or FX.

    At 10 pm "Harry's Law" was the big loser, though still a fine rating for NBC.

    As expected, "Chuck's" viewership is very stable but low.

    EDIT: Uh, well, "someone" reminded me that yesterday was Valentine's Day and perhaps not everyone stayed home to watch TV.:blush:
     
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    Not only was Monday Valentine's Day, but the weather is finally starting to break after a brutal winter over much of the country. So maybe people are starting to venture out of their houses more.

    Personally, after football season, Monday night is a wasteland for me. I've been watching The Event (currently in hiatus), but out of the seven network shows I watch regularly, it's the most expendable. Nothing else interests me remotely on Mondays.

    Thanks, Fox, for killing Fringe, just like you killed Terminator:SCC and Futurama. You can get rid of it, but what the hell else is going to pull in viewers on Fridays? :nono:
     
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    Which is why it might just hang around. Especially if the prime demos are good and the ad revenue exceeds the cost to acquire it and they need something to go with "Terra Nova". :)
     

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