'Pan Am' takes a dive, 'Housewives' ties series low
Jet lag, already? The ABC dramas took some serious hits in the adults 18-49 demographic, with new series Pan Am dropping 27% to a 1.9 rating/5 share and 6.4 million viewers, according to preliminary ratings. (Death watch alert! When a show hits the 1 rating range, its chances for renewal drop precipitously. Just saying).
Desperate Housewives also decreased 10% from last week, earning a 2.7/6 and 8.4 million. It tied its series low, even though it was ABC’s best performing show for the night. America’s Funniest Home Videos earned a 1.4/4 and 6.6 million and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition logged a 2.0/5 and 7.3 million.
CBS’ The Good Wife did an admirable number at 9 p.m.: It earned a 2.2/5 and 9.8 million while CSI: Miami beat Pan Am with a 2.0/5 and 9.7 million viewers. A football overrun helped 60 Minutes (3.6/10, 13.7 mil), which was followed by a decent showing of The Amazing Race (2.7/7, 9.6 million).
NBC, as usual, dominated the night with football. Green Bay versus Atlanta earned a 7.9/19, up 8% from last Sunday. The game attracted nearly 20 million eyeballs.
Fox ran repeats of its animated comedies.
Bottom line: NBC won the night in the demo with a 6.5/16, followed by CBS (3.2/8), ABC (2.0/5), and Fox (1.0/3). In viewers, NBC was first with 16.2 million, followed by CBS (12.1 million), ABC (7.2 million) and Fox (2.6 million).