or


[09/22/11 - 12:09 AM]
The Futon's Ratings Survival Guide: "Charlie's Angels" (ABC)
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 The Futon's Ratings Survival Guide, our annual 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.

CHARLIE'S ANGELS (ABC)
(Thursdays at 8:00/7:00c)

ABC has struggled in the Thursday, 8:00/7:00c hour since the departure of "Ugly Betty" after the 2008-09 season, from short-lived fare like "My Generation" and "The Deep End" to middling efforts like "FlashForward." It's actually "Winter Wipeout" that has provided the best numbers in the slot, a fact that will undoubtedly hang over "Charlie's Angels" as the network can easily swap the series back in should its needs merit.

Here's how ABC has fared on Thursday nights the past two seasons:*

thursdays in 2009-2011timeviewers
(retention)
adults 18-49
(retention)
Grey's Anatomy: Season 59:00 PM12.75
(183.19%)
4.62
(223.19%)
Grey's Anatomy: Season 69:00 PM11.08
(175.32%)
4.03
(214.36%)
Private Practice: Season 310:00 PM9.19
(74.59%)
3.38
(76.13%)
Private Practice: Season 410:00 PM7.77
(70.44%)
2.76
(68.83%)
Winter Wipeout8:00 PM8.27
(N/A)
2.64
(N/A)
FlashForward8:00 PM7.20
(N/A)
2.20
(N/A)
Spring Wipeout8:00 PM6.15
(N/A)
1.83
(N/A)
Rookie Blue: Season 1**9:00 PM6.49
(92.98%)
1.69
(79.72%)
The Deep End8:00 PM5.33
(N/A)
1.42
(N/A)
Rookie Blue: Season 2**10:00 PM5.28
(100.38%)
1.37
(90.73%)
My Generation8:00 PM4.58
(N/A)
1.35
(N/A)

* 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 in its regular time period.

** denotes summer series added for additional perspective

COMING TOMORROW: CBS's "A Gifted Man."





  [september 2011]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· CHARLIE'S ANGELS (ABC)
· FUTON'S RATINGS SURVIVAL GUIDES (TFC)









most recent ratings | view all posts
[08/27/15 - 08:53 AM]
"The Carmichael Show" Is the Most-Watched Summer Comedy Debut Since 2007, Wins the Slot Among the Big 4 in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 26.

[08/27/15 - 08:43 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Shares Demo Crown with NBC
"America's Got Talent" is the most-watched series while "Big Brother" leads the adults 18-49 race.

[08/26/15 - 08:42 AM]
NBC Wins Tuesday Among the Big 4 in All Key Measures, Sweeps Six of Six Half-Hours Among Those Nets in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 25.

[08/26/15 - 08:27 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers, Demos for Sixth Consecutive Week
"America's Got Talent" paves the way for another victory by the Peacock.

[08/25/15 - 01:03 PM]
"48 Hours: Decades of Deceit" Is Saturday's #1 Broadcast at 10:00 PM with Adults 25-54, Adults 18-49 and Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, August 22.

[08/25/15 - 09:03 AM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Is the Week's No. 1 Syndie Talker in All Key Measures
Disney/ABC Domestic Television spins the numbers for the week of August 10-14.

[08/25/15 - 08:43 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, NBC Share Top Demo Honors
The Alphabet's "Bachelor in Paradise" surges 20% from last week among adults 18-49.

[08/25/15 - 08:43 AM]
NBC Ties for the Monday Win Among the Big 4 in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, August 24.

[08/25/15 - 08:37 AM]
"Bachelor in Paradise" and "Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise" Both Hit Series Highs in Overall Viewers and Young Adults
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, August 24.

[08/24/15 - 01:46 PM]
"Fear the Walking Dead" Becomes the #1 Series Premiere in Cable History in Total Viewers and All Key Demos
AMC spins the numbers for Sunday, August 23.

[08/24/15 - 01:40 PM]
Investigation Discovery Shatters Network Records with the New Season Premiere of "Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda," Delivering 3.8 Million Viewers P2+
Investigation Discovery further spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 18.

[08/24/15 - 12:43 PM]
"Under the Dome" Is the Week's Top Program in Live +7-Day Lift in Viewers and Adults 18-49 for the Second Straight Week
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of August 3-9.

[08/24/15 - 12:06 PM]
ABC Family's "The Fosters" Hits Multi-Month Highs for Summer Finale; Season Debut of "Young & Hungry" Wins Its Time Period Across Target Demos
ABC Family further spins the numbers for Monday, August 17 and Wednesday, August 19.

[08/24/15 - 08:41 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Tops Demos with NFL Preseason
Coverage of the Rams at the Titans puts the network on top among adults 18-49.

[08/23/15 - 08:47 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Shares Demo Crown
ABC, CBS and NBC all split the top adults 18-49 honors.