One of the biggest ratings stories on NBC last week was the premiere of The Paul Reiser Show and it was a big flop. Several TV shows saw some nice nice gains, including sure-to-be-cancelled Outsourced. Many other series had big losses including Chuck, America’s Next Great Restaurant, and the revamped Law & Order: Los Angeles.
Which NBC TV shows will be cancelled or renewed depend mostly on the series’s ratings, particularly the 18-49 demographic. Before we get to the season-to-date averages, here are the winners and losers from April 8th through April 14th — based on the coveted demo, as measured against the last original episode.
Week-to-Week Losers: Dateline 0.9/3 (Sun, -10.0%), America’s Next Great Restaurant 1.2/4 (-20.0%), Celebrity Apprentice 3.0/8 (-3.2%), Chuck 1.3/4 (-13.3%), Law & Order: Los Angeles 1.5/4 (-31.8%), The Biggest Loser 2.7/8 (-3.6%), and Minute to Win It 0.9/3 (-10.0%).
Below is a list of the regular NBC 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 viewership
|1||The Office (renewed)||7.34||3.7||---|
|2||Law & Order: SVU||8.47||2.5||---|
|2||Parks and Recreation (renewed)||5.01||2.5||---|
|4||30 Rock (renewed)||5.04||2.4||---|
|5||Law & Order: LA||8.00||2.1||down|
|16||The Paul Reiser Show||3.37||1.1||(new)|
|Demo rank||News or Reality TV Shows||Average viewership
|1||The Sing Off||8.56||2.9||---|
|1||The Biggest Loser (winter/spring)||8.20||2.9||---|
|4||The Biggest Loser (fall)||7.44||2.7||---|
|5||Minute to Win It||4.97||1.5||---|
|6||America's Next Great Restaurant||3.93||1.4||---|
|6||The Apprentice (fall)||3.89||1.4||---|
|9||Who Do You Think You Are?||6.31||1.3||---|
Raw data: © The Nielsen Company via Media Week.
For a complete list of NBC cancellations and renewals for the 2010-11 season, be sure to check out this post. It’ll be updated as the peacock network renews and cancels more shows.
What do you think? Do any of the rankings surprise you? Which shows do you think won’t survive to see a new season?
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