Four ABC TV shows were up this time around, three remained at the same levels and the rest were down. Most notably, Shark Tank had a big gain and Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution and Happy Endings had big week-to-week drops.
Which ABC TV series will be renewed or cancelled depends mostly on the show’s ratings, particularly the 18-49 demographic. Before we get to the season-to-date averages, here are the winners and losers from April 15th through April 21st — based on the coveted demo, as measured against the last original episode.
Week-to-Week Losses: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 2.0/6 (-16.7%), Desperate Housewives 2.7/7 (-6.9%), Brothers & Sisters 1.7/7 (-5.6%), Dancing with the Stars 4.0/11 (Mon, -11.1%), Cougar Town 2.2/6 (-18.5%), Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution 1.1/3 (-26.7%), Dancing with the Stars 3.0/8 (Tues, -3.2%), Body of Proof 2.4/6 (-4.0%), Modern Family 3.8/10 (-2.6%), Happy Endings 1.8/5 (10pm ep, compared to last Weds, -21.7%), and Happy Endings 1.6/4 (10:30pm ep, compared to 10pm, -11.1%).
You can see a complete list of the cancel/renew standings of this season’s shows by checking the ABC cancelled/renewed post.
Below is a list of the regular ABC TV shows and their 2010-11 season average ratings to date. It only incorporates the ratings for original episodes and not repeats. The data is sorted by the all-important 18-49 demographic averages. The closer a show is to the bottom, the more likely it is to be cancelled. Fridays and Saturdays are the least-watched nights of TV so those shows get lower numbers.
|Demo rank||Scripted TV Shows||Average
|1||Modern Family (renewed)||11.39||4.5||down|
|2||Grey's Anatomy (renewed)||11.50||4.2||---|
|4||Cougar Town (renewed)||6.93||2.8||down|
|5||Private Practice (renewed)||7.71||2.7||---|
|7||Body of Proof||11.20||2.5||---|
|7||The Middle (renewed)||8.36||2.5||---|
|9||Brothers & Sisters||8.03||2.3||down|
|11||Better With You||6.62||2.1||---|
|13||No Ordinary Family||6.40||1.8||---|
|14||Off the Map||4.96||1.7||---|
|16||My Generation (cancelled)||4.49||1.4||---|
|17||The Whole Truth (cancelled)||4.39||1.2||---|
|Demo rank||News or Reality TV Shows||Average
|1||Dancing With The Stars (spring)||21.66||4.7||down|
|2||Dancing With The Stars (fall)||20.61||4.3||---|
|3||Dancing With The Stars results (fall)||17.85||3.7||---|
|4||Dancing w Stars results (spring)||16.91||3.4||down|
|5||The Bachelor (renewed)||10.33||3.3||---|
|8||Extreme Makeover: Home Edition||8.22||2.2||down|
|9||America's Funniest Home Videos||7.36||1.9||---|
|11||Primetime: What Would You Do||4.77||1.5||---|
|13||Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution||5.04||1.3||down|
|14||Skating with the Stars (cancelled)||4.99||1.1||---|
Raw data: © The Nielsen Company via Media Week.
What do you think? Do any rankings surprise you? Which shows do you think won’t survive to see a new season?
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