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NBC cancels Outsourced and Perfect Couples [Update: More cancellations]

No surprises here. NBC has canceled Thursday night comedies Outsourced (Average audience: 1.9/3 HH rating/share, 3.073M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share) and Perfect Couples (Average audience: 2.8/5 HH rating/share, 4.549M viewers, 2.1/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Update: The network has also officially canceled Chase, School Pride and America’s Next Great Restaurant. Again, really no surprises.

NBC pulls Chase from schedule

NBC has pulled the low-rated freshman drama Chase from their schedule. Although the network hasn’t officially confirmed anything, the series is effectively canceled with this move.

Source: InsideTV | EW

NBC cuts Chase order from 22 episodes to 18

NBC has cut back on their order for Chase, reducing their full-season order from 22 episodes to 18, the live feed | THR reports.

Despite the network’s unexpected full-season order back in October, it’s very unlikely that Chase will live on behind its first season. The Monday night drama is only averaging 5.490M viewers, a […]

2010 New Show Ratings: Part 3 [CHARTS]

This is the third part of a continuing column that will look at the ratings and rankings for the new shows that have premiered this season — currently at 21. You can view Part 1 here and you can view Part 2 here. (Ratings through 10/23/2010).

* There have been four new show cancellations thus far this season: “Outlaw” (NBC), “My Generation” (ABC), “Lone Star” (Fox) and The Whole Truth (ABC).

Time for an updated look at the ratings for this season’s new shows. As expected, CBS continues to rate well ahead of the pack.

The network is down only minimally from the last time we looked at the ratings (in terms of HH rating and viewers) and even in the key A18-49 demo.  CBS is currently averaging 11.230M viewers with a 3.0/8 A18-49 rating and a 7.0/12 HH rating/share. Compared to premiere week, the network is down 12.5% in viewers, 12% in A18-49 rating and 12.5% in HH rating (little changed from last week’s look which had the network down 12, 12 and 11 percent, respectively).

CBS’ top-rated new show among viewers and HH rating remains Hawaii Five-O (12.162M / 3.4 A18-49 rating / 7.7 HH rating), but that’s down slightly from last week as the show still hasn’t quite stabilized. Meanwhile, the network’s top-rated new series among A18-49 remains Mike & Molly, which is averaging a a 3.7/9 rating/share (with 11.437M viewers and a 7.1/11 HH rating/share).

NBC seems to have the biggest of problems. The network’s premiere week to current cumulative average is down more than 1/4 among all three key categories. And although only one of its new shows has been canceled, none of the others have really managed to break through. The network’s biggest event, pardon the pun, is the quick decline in audience of The Event. Last week’s episode drew just 6.502 million viewers — which was down 40% from the premiere (10.877M) — and a 2.2 A18-49 rating (down 39% from the premiere — 3.6 rating).

Here are the averages for NBC (6 new shows), ABC (5 new shows), Fox (3 new shows) and The CW (2 new shows), along with their percentage declines from premiere week in parentheses:

  • NBC: 4.3/7 HH rating/share [-26%], 6.722M viewers [-28%] and a 2.1/6 A18-49 rating/share [-28%].
  • ABC: 4.2/7 HH rating/share [-12.5%], 6.582M viewers [-13%] and a 1.9/5 A18-49 rating/share [-14%].
  • Fox: 2.9/5 HH rating/share [-15%], 4.778M viewers [-16%] and a 1.9/5 A18-49 rating/share [-17%].
  • The CW: 1.7/3 HH rating/share [-19%], 2.721M viewers [-17%] and a 1.1/3 A18-49 rating/share [-15%].

Click over the jump for charts for viewers, A18-49 rating/share and HH rating/share as well as by individual network.

Continue reading 2010 New Show Ratings: Part 3 [CHARTS]

NBC orders full-season pickups for Chase (22 episodes) and Chuck (24 episodes)

NBC has given full-season pickups to the new high-octane drama “Chase” and the returning action-comedy “Chuck” for 2010-11. The announcement was made by Angela Bromstad, President, Primetime Entertainment, NBC and Universal Media Studios.

The full press release is included after the jump.

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2010 New Show Ratings: Part 2 [CHARTS]

This is the second part of a continuing column that will look at the ratings and rankings for the new shows that have premiered this season — currently at 21. You can view Part 1 here. (Ratings through 10/15/2010).

* There have been three cancellations for new shows so far this season: “Outlaw”, “My Generation” and “Lone Star”.

We’re now into the fourth week for most new shows — and weeks five and six for others, such as “Nikita” and “Hellcats” — so it’s time to check into the ratings for the new shows.

Not surprisingly, CBS holds a clear and basically insurmountable advantage over its competition. CBS new show programming — Hawaii Five-O, Blue Bloods, Mike & Molly, $#*! My Dad Says and The Defendors — is averaging 11.341M viewers with a 3.0/9 A18-49 rating and a 7.1/12 HH rating/share.

Compared to premiere week for the network —  12.839M viewers / 3.4 A18-49 rating / 8.0 HH rating — CBS is down 12% in viewers, 12% in A18-49 rating and 11% in HH rating.

CBS’ top-rated new show among viewers and HH rating is Hawaii Five-O (12.466M / 3.5 A18-49 rating / 7.9 HH rating), while Mike & Molly is the most-watched new show among adults 18-49 with a 3.8/9 rating/share (with 11.571M viewers and a 7.1/11 HH rating/share).

During premiere week, $#*! My Dad Says was the top-rated A18-49 show (4.0 rating), but the William Shatner comedy has dropped to an average A18-49 rating of 3.4 (with an average audience of 10.736M viewers and a 6.5 HH rating).

Here are the averages for NBC (6 new shows), ABC (5 new shows), Fox (3 new shows) and The CW (2 new shows), along with their percentage declines from premiere week in parentheses:

  • NBC: 4.5/7 HH rating/share [-22%], 7.076M viewers [-24%] and a 2.2/6 A18-49 rating/share [-24%].
  • ABC: 4.3/7 HH rating/share [-10%], 6.694M viewers [-12%] and a 1.9/6 A18-49 rating/share [-14%].
  • Fox: 2.9/5 HH rating/share [-15%], 4.870M viewers [-14%] and a 1.9/5 A18-49 rating/share [-17%].
  • The CW: 1.7/3 HH rating/share [-19%], 2.744M viewers [-17%] and a 1.1/3 A18-49 rating/share [-15%].

Click over the jump for charts for viewers, A18-49 rating/share and HH rating/share as well as by individual network.

Continue reading 2010 New Show Ratings: Part 2 [CHARTS]

2010 New Show Premiere Ratings [CHARTS]

The 21 new shows that have premiered this fall — 6 on NBC, 5 on CBS, 5 on ABC, 3 on Fox and 2 on The CW — have averaged a 5.4/9 HH rating/share, 8.638M viewers and a 2.6/7 A18-49 rating/share.

Of those new show premieres, CBS holds the top five spots among households and viewers and three of the top spots among Adults 18-49. The top-rated new show premiere this fall among households and viewers is Hawaii Five-O which debuted with an 8.9/15 HH rating/share, 14.199M viewers and a 3.9/11 A18-49 rating.

Hawaii Five-O is tied for second place with Mike & Molly among adults 18-49, with both shows finishing just a tenth of a point behind the A18-49 leader $#*! My Dad Says (4.0/12 A18-49 rating/share).

To put it simply, CBS crushed its competition, averaging an 8.0/13 HH rating/share, 12.839M viewers and a 3.4/10 A18-49 rating/share for its five series. Here are the series premiere averages for NBC, ABC, Fox and The CW:

  • NBC: 5.8/10 HH rating/share [#2], 9.283M viewers [#2] and a 2.9/8 A18-49 rating/share [#2].
  • ABC: 4.8/8 HH rating/share [#3], 7.583M viewers [#3] and a 2.2/6 A18-49 rating/share [#4].
  • Fox: 3.4/5 HH rating/share [#4], 5.668M viewers [#4] and a 2.3/6 A18-49 rating/share [#3].
  • The CW: 2.1/3 HH rating/share [#5], 3.294M viewers [#5] and a 1.3/4 A18-49 rating/share [#5].

Click over the jump for charts for Viewers, A18-49 rating/share and HH rating/share.

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NBC announces series premiere dates for fall 2010 schedule

NBC announced today the premiere dates of its new Fall 2010-11 primetime schedule. Beginning the week of September 20, the premiere week schedule features the debuts of the network’s highly anticipated new series – including “The Event,” “Chase,” “Undercovers,” “Law & Order: Los Angeles,” “Outsourced,” “Outlaw” and “School Pride.” This schedule will be adjusted to accommodate specials and holiday programming.

In addition, NBC again launches the NFL season with NFL Kickoff on Thursday, September 9 at 8 p.m. ET when the defending Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints host the Minnesota Vikings in a rematch of last year’s NFC Championship Game. “Sunday Night Football” and “Football Night in America” officially debut on Sunday, September 12 when the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys in one of sports’ most storied rivalries.

Click over the jump for the complete press release.

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