"Samantha Who?" #1 New Series (TV Ratings, 10/15/07)
ABC's amnesia gal Christina Applegate and her new sitcom "Samantha Who?" exceeded the #1 comedy on television "Two and a Half Men" in total viewers pulling in 14.92 million viewers on Monday night.
"Samantha Who" also became this fall's highest rated new series premiere, beating "Private Practice" which got off to a strong start on September 26 with 14.24 million viewers.
This is in part because the comedy aired after ABC's blockbuster competition "Dancing with the Stars" which was once again the night's hottest show with 19.19 million viewers.
On the other hand, "Dancing" scored similar numbers last Monday, October 8, but its lead-out "The Bachelor" retained only 9.92 million viewers that night.
ABC is the network to beat this fall. The Alphabet net airs most of the hottest new shows including "Private Practice," "Women's Murder Club," "Pushing Daisies" and now "Samantha Who?".
However, the jury is still out on the Nielsen power of 10 p.m. shows "Dirty Sexy Money" and "Big Shots."
Dancing with the Stars (19.19 million)
Samantha Who? (14.92 million)
The Bachelor (9.3 million)
How I Met Your Mother (7.96 million)
The Big Bang Theory (8.15 million)
Two and a Half Men (13.78 million)
Rules of Engagement (11.02 million)
CSI: Miami (15.4 million)
Chuck (8.23 million)
Heroes (11.26 million)
Journeyman (7 million)
American League Championship Series (9.18 million)
Everybody Hates Chris (2.57 million)
Aliens in America (2.23 million)
Girlfriends (2.42 million)
The Game (2.64 million)