WHO'S AFRAID OF
Why, Gil Grissom... Of course.
The premiere week is behind and the first results are in. Although it is still early to tell which of the new shows will succeed and when the first cancellation axe will swing, it is clear that the returning series have made the greatest impact thus far.
"Grey's Anatomy" beat "CSI" in its new timeslot on Thursday night nabbing over 25 million viewers. "CSI", on the other hand is down more than 7 mil viewers over the same time last year.
"Desperate Housewives" is also down, but it is still the winner on Sunday nights (almost 24 million viewers). And ER that entered its 13th season managed to beat freshman competition winning its hour.
Well-established reality continued to perform well. "Dancing with the Stars" drew over 18 mil viewers, while "Deal Or No Deal" pulled in 15,7 million. The CW's "America's Next Top Model" improved on year-to-year basis by 10%.
As far as the new shows, CBS's "Shark" did very well (14,7 mil), NBC's "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" quite well (13,4 mil) and Kidnapped not that well at all (7,5 mil). Still, the network's Sunday Night Football continues to draw huge crowds, last week's broadcast pulled in over 20 million viewers.
Probably the poorest performing new shows are for the moment on FOX. "Standoff" premiered to over 13 million viewers, but began to lose steam quickly. Ditto for "Vanished", "Happy Hour" and new contest "Celebrity Duets".