"Bionic Woman" Gets Top Buzz
NBC's re-imagined version of the classic 1970s series "The Bionic Woman" and ABC's critically-blasted comedy "Cavemen" received the highest score in viewer buzz, awareness and intent to watch, according to a new study by TV Dailies.
Last year many had believed NBC's series about ordinary people with extraordinary powers entitled "Heroes" would flop, but the rookie drama quickly became one of last season's biggest success stories, and buzz-meters accurately predicted that.
This year, the spotlight is on the Michelle Ryan-fronted sci-fi drama "The Bionic Woman," ABC's silly comedy "Cavemen" and, get this - CBS' new reality series "Kid Nation" that took Jericho's spot on Wednesday nights.
ABC's quirky drama "Pushing Daisies" was fourth on the awareness list, followed by CBS drama "Cane," Fox reality show "Next Great American Band," Fox drama "K-Ville," NBC drama "Journeyman," and CBS sitcom, "The Big Bang Theory."
As many as 3 shows tied for the last place on the chart - CW dramedy "Reaper," CW drama "Gossip Girl," and NBC comedy "Chuck," keeping new ABC shows such as "Private Practice," "Dirty Sexy Money" and "Cashmere Mafia" off the list.
The buzz and the intent to watch lists are very similar with "Private Practice" appearing at the fifth place on the buzz chart and FOX's new reality show from Gordon Ramsay "Kitchen Nightmares" on the 4th place of the intent to watch list.
Many of these shows have been panned by the critics including ABC 's highly-positioned "Cavemen" which some industry analysts even expect to be the first fall show to get canceled.