The peacock network had a great premiere with their new reality series called The Voice. NBC really needs a hit and this could be it. It’ll be interesting to see how well it does in week to.
Steve Carell’s departure from The Office brought good numbers but not as high as one might have expected. Several episodes from this season have attracted better ones. Are audiences losing interest in NBC’s top-rated scripted series?
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 22nd through April 28th — based on the coveted demo, as measured against the last original episode.
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)||7.37||3.7||---|
|2||Law & Order: SVU||8.47||2.5||---|
|2||Parks and Recreation (renewed)||4.97||2.5||---|
|4||30 Rock (renewed)||4.96||2.4||---|
|7||Law & Order: LA||7.71||2.0||---|
|12||The Cape (cancelled)||5.34||1.6||---|
|16||The Paul Reiser Show (cancelled)||2.87||1.0||---|
|18||Friday Night Lights (ending)||3.48||0.9||---|
|Demo rank||News or Reality TV Shows||Average viewership
|2||The Sing Off||8.56||2.9||---|
|4||The Biggest Loser (spring)||8.01||2.8||down|
|5||The Biggest Loser (fall)||7.44||2.7||---|
|6||Minute to Win It||4.87||1.4||---|
|6||The Apprentice (fall)||3.89||1.4||---|
|9||Who Do You Think You Are?||6.31||1.3||---|
|9||America's Next Great Restaurant||3.89||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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