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ABC TV Show Ratings for 2010-11 Season [as of 4/21/11]

Jamie Oliver Food RevolutionFour 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 Gains: Shark Tank 1.5/5 (+25.0%), 20/20 1.7/4 (+13.3%), The Middle 1.9/6 (+5.6%), Better with You 1.6/5 (+6.7%), and Cougar Town 2.3/6 (Weds, +4.5 compared to Mon ep).

No Change: Primetime: What Would You Do? 1.4/4, 20/20 1.5/5, and America’s Funniest Home Videos 1.6/5.

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
viewers (millions)
Average
18-49 demo
Compared to
last week
 
1 Modern Family (renewed) 11.39 4.5 down  
2 Grey's Anatomy (renewed) 11.50 4.2 ---  
3 Desperate Housewives 11.49 3.6 ---  
4 Cougar Town (renewed) 6.93 2.8 down  
5 Private Practice (renewed) 7.71 2.7 ---  
6 Castle (renewed) 10.40 2.6 ---  
7 Body of Proof 11.20 2.5 ---  
7 The Middle (renewed) 8.36 2.5 ---  
9 Brothers & Sisters 8.03 2.3 down  
10 Mr. Sunshine 6.02 2.2 ---  
11 Better With You 6.62 2.1 ---  
12 V 5.49 1.9 ---  
13 No Ordinary Family 6.40 1.8 ---  
14 Off the Map 4.96 1.7 ---  
15 Detroit 1-8-7 6.71 1.5 ---  
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
viewers (millions)
Average
18-49 demo
Compared to
last week
 
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 ---  
6 Secret Millionaire 10.70 2.8 ---  
7 Wipeout 7.78 2.5 ---  
8 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 8.22 2.2 down  
9 America's Funniest Home Videos 7.36 1.9 ---  
10 20/20 5.71 1.6 ---  
11 Primetime: What Would You Do 4.77 1.5 ---  
12 Shark Tank 5.12 1.4 ---  
13 Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution 5.04 1.3 down  
14 Skating with the Stars (cancelled) 4.99 1.1 ---  
14 Supernanny (ended) 4.22 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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