There were both some huge gains and losses on the CW network. Despite the fact that there are just a few more episodes of Smallville left, the ratings took a huge dive. Supernatural fell almost as much. Nikita fell once again and the timing couldn’t be worse. Conversely, America’s Next Top Model saw a huge gain and Vampire Diaries’ wasn’t too shabby either.
Which CW TV shows will be cancelled or renewed depends mostly on the series’ ratings. The network puts a lot of importance on the female 18-34 demographic where most others focus on the 18-49 demo. Before we get to the season-to-date averages, here are the winners and losers from April 21st through April 28th — based on the 18-34 female demo, as measured against the last original episode.
No Change: One Tree Hill 1.3/4
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Below is a list of the regular CW 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 18-34 female demographic averages. The closer a show is to the bottom, the more likely it is to be cancelled. Friday is one of the least-watched nights of TV so those shows are expected to get lower numbers.
|TV Shows||Average viewership
|1||The Vampire Diaries renewed)||3.21||1.5||2.3||---|
|2||Gossip Girl renewed)||1.71||0.9||2.0||---|
|3||One Tree Hill||1.87||0.9||1.7||---|
|6||Life Unexpected (cancelled)||1.52||0.7||1.3||---|
|1||ANTM (fall, renewed)||2.87||1.3||2.1||---|
|2||ANTM (spring, renewed)||2.04||1.0||1.6||---|
|3||Shedding for the Wedding||0.98||0.4||0.7||---|
Raw data: © The Nielsen Company via Media Week.
What do you think? Any surprises? Which shows do you think won’t survive to see a new season?
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