"Big Shots" Take Big Dip (TV Ratings, 10/4/07)
ABC's new Michael Vartan drama "Big Shots" declined in the second week keeping only 8.66 million of that plum "Grey's Anatomy" lead-in audience (18.13 million). Last week the show opened with 13 million people, but dropped to a little below 10 million by the second half hour. With last night's retention dipping below 50%, the show is officially in trouble. Here's how the other shows did.
As expected, all shows lost some of their season premiere audience. ABC's "Ugly Betty" for instance pulled in 9.78 million (last week the show scored over 11 million viewers).
Betty's losses are however more drastic on year-to-year basis (the show averaged 14.26 million viewers on a comparable Thursday last year). I certainly hope the decline stops there, or 'Betty' may also be in trouble.
Since "CSI" posted 20.81 million viewers, CBS won the 9 p.m. battle in total viewers. The medical drama was as always superior in the 18-49 demo.
Over on the CW, "Smallville" remains the netlet's top show for the week topping "America's Next Top Model's" 4.52 million viewers, by luring 4.56 million fans. The show lost about half a million viewers week-to-week.