NBC had a very good week for a change. The network’s newest hit series — The Voice — actually gained viewers in its second week on the air. That doesn’t happen very often. On top of that, most of NBC’s series had week-to-week gains and some of them were very significant jumps — Dateline, America’s Next Great Restaurant, and Minute to Win It. Granted all three of those shows still have poor numbers, the peacock network has struggled for so long it’s still reason for them to celebrate a little.
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 29th through May 5th — based on the coveted demo, as measured against the last original episode.
Week-to-Week Winners: Dateline 1.2/4 (Fri, -7.7%), Dateline 1.3/4 (Sun, +62.5%), America’s Next Great Restaurant 1.6/4 (+33.3%), Celebrity Apprentice 3.1/8 (+3.3%), Chuck 1.4/4 (+7.7%), Law & Order: Los Angeles 1.4/4 (+7.7%), The Biggest Loser 2.7/8 (+3.8%), The Voice 5.7/15 (+11.8%), Minute to Win It 1.0/3 (+25.0%), Law & Order: SVU 2.6/7 (+8.3%), Community 1.5/5 (+7.1%), Parks and Recreation 2.5/7 (+8.7%), and 30 Rock 2.1/6 (+10.5%).