"Pushing Daisies" Premiere Ratings (10/3/07)
How well did "Pushing Daisies" do last night on ABC and did last week's premieres "Bionic Woman," "Private Practice," "Life" and "Dirty Sexy Money" lose viewers, remain stable or even go up in week #2? Answers, after the jump.
Critical darling "Pushing Daisies" launched on a winning note coming in first in the timeslot with 12.83 million viewers. The show managed to beat NBC's hit game show "Deal or No Deal" (11.07 million).
FOX's "Back to You" however continued its decline. The show considered by many in the TV business to be the test if the traditional "multi-camera" comedy is still alive is not doing too well having lost almost one third of its viewers since the premiere (now 6.58 million).
The 9 p.m. battle between "The Bionic Woman" (NBC) and "Private Practice" (ABC) ended with losses for both shows. "Woman" however fell from 13.91 to 10.94 million, while "Practice" posted a much smaller loss, from 14.41 to 12.29 million. PP was also the #1 in the important 18-49 demo. That makes the show a winner.
10 p.m. shows "Life" (NBC) and "Dirty Sexy Money" (ABC) also lost some ground, but - and I am personally very happy about this - "Money" did better. "Life" fell from almost 10 million viewers to 8.80 million, while "Money" fell from 10.44 to 9.76 million, coming in second in the timeslot.
Despite a small loss in overall viewers "Dirty Sexy Money" however posted identical ratings in the crucial 18-49 demo. Although hardly a blockbuster, if the ratings remain stable, "Money" should be a keeper. That means ABC's entire all-new Wednesday night line-up is, for the time being, successful.
Finally, over on The CW, there was a slight improvement for "Gossip Girl," but the show still failed to do well pulling in only 2.80 million viewers. On the other hand, the competition in the 9 p.m. timeslot is very strong with this season's top-2 freshman hits airing on ABC and NBC.