or


[09/08/10 - 12:01 AM]
The Futon's Ratings Survival Guide: "Hellcats" (The Cw)
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Please note: As a courtesy, please do not reproduce these comments to newsgroups, forums or other online places. Links only please.

Welcome to our Ratings Survival Guide, a handy new feature which takes each new fall series on the broadcast networks and tells you the numbers it will need to survive for a second season. In general, a show's success isn't so much where it lands on the weekly ratings chart but rather how it performs in two key categories:

1. How much of its lead-in audience it retains. If a show averages 10 million viewers that's a good thing. But if the show that airs before it is averaging 30 million viewers, that's not a good thing. Why? Because 20 of those 30 million viewers decided to turn off that particular channel when the next show came on.

2. How it performs year-to-year in its time period. A new show is usually in its time period because the network thinks it can do better than it did in that slot last year. In other words, do worse than the show that was canceled after three weeks last fall then you too probably are not long for this world.

As you'll see, together these measurements paint a clear picture on how a particular show is doing. So without further ado, let's begin.

HELLCATS (The CW)
(Wednesdays at 9:00/8:00c)

For the past two seasons, The CW has struck out in finding "America's Next Top Model" a companion on Wednesday nights. In that time no series has averaged better than a 47.62% retention rate among adults 18-49, meaning if "Hellcats" can hold onto half of "Top Model's" audience it has a fighting chance.

A caveat here though: while ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC's target demographic is adults 18-49, The CW's is actually women 18-34. Since that data isn't readily available, we're left with adults 18-49 as the closet approximation. With that in mind, here's how The CW has fared on Thursday nights the past two seasons (viewers are in millions, adults 18-49 is the percentage of said viewers in the demographic; all are based on fast national data, using only first-run episodes):

wednesdays in 2008-2010timeviewers
(retention)
adults 18-49
(retention)
America's Next Top Model 118:00 PM3.96
(N/A)
1.97
(N/A)
America's Next Top Model 128:00 PM3.72
(N/A)
1.68
(N/A)
America's Next Top Model 138:00 PM3.17
(N/A)
1.49
(N/A)
America's Next Top Model 148:00 PM3.30
(N/A)
1.46
(N/A)
Stylista**9:00 PM1.96
(47.57%)
1.00
(47.62%)
13: Fear Is Real8:00 PM1.72
(N/A)
0.80
(N/A)
The Beautiful Life9:00 PM1.27
(43.49%)
0.60
(42.86%)
Fly Girls9:00 PM1.11
(35.24%)
0.47
(34.31%)
High Society9:30 PM1.01
(56.74%)
0.44
(57.89%)

** only airings that followed "Top Model"

COMING TOMORROW: The CW's "Nikita."





  [september 2010]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· FUTON'S RATINGS SURVIVAL GUIDES (TFC)
· HELLCATS (CW)











most recent ratings | view all posts
[10/23/14 - 01:40 PM]
World Series Game 2 Powers FOX to Second-Straight Prime Time Victory
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 22.

[10/23/14 - 12:11 PM]
Football Helps ESPN Win the Night 11 Times among all Viewers
ESPN spins the numbers for the season to date.

[10/23/14 - 10:41 AM]
"The Tonight Show" Defeats ABC, CBS Late-Night Competition in 18-49, Total Viewers for Week of Oct. 13-17
NBC spins the numbers for the week of October 13-17.

[10/23/14 - 08:46 AM]
NBC's Wednesday Dramas Finish Within a Tenth of a Rating Point of Last Week's 18-49 Result Despite World Series Competition
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 22.

[10/23/14 - 08:32 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: World Series Keeps FOX on Top in Viewers, Demos
Plus: The CW's "Arrow" and ABC's "Nashville" are the only series up week-to-week among adults 18-49.

[10/23/14 - 08:14 AM]
ABC Is Wednesday's No. 1 Non-Sports Net with the Night's Top 2 Series Telecasts
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 22.

[10/22/14 - 01:40 PM]
World Series Game 1 Drives FOX to Prime Time Ratings Win
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 21.

[10/22/14 - 11:14 AM]
ABC Grows Year to Year in Total Viewers and Holds Steady in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the weeks of September 22-October 19.

[10/22/14 - 10:58 AM]
"NCIS: New Orleans" Delivers Its Highest Adults 18-49 Rating Since Its Series Premiere
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 21.

[10/22/14 - 08:55 AM]
NBC Ranks as the #1 Non-Sports Network Among the Big 4
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 21.

[10/22/14 - 08:35 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: World Series Opener Helps FOX Snap NBC's Win Streak
The Peacock had previously won the past 10 consecutive Tuesdays among adults 18-49.

[10/22/14 - 08:34 AM]
ABC's Tuesday Night Holds Steady Opposite the 2014 World Series Game 1
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 21.

[10/21/14 - 03:02 PM]
Season Premiere of TBS's "American Dad!" Tops Basic Cable Entertainment Programs for the Night
TBS spins the numbers for Monday, October 20.

[10/21/14 - 02:18 PM]
"Monday Night Football" Helps ESPN Win the Night
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, October 20.

[10/21/14 - 12:57 PM]
Notre Dame-Florida State: Most-Viewed October College Football Telecast across All Networks on Record
ESPN spins the numbers for Saturday, October 18.