Ratings: "Samantha Who" Drops Like a Rock Monday (12/03/07)
"Samantha Who" pulls a "Help Me, Help You," "Heroes" ends its current arc 3 million people below the September 24th season 2 premiere, and a repeat of "House" gets one million viewers more than what all-new "Prison Break" used to average in the timeslot.
Having lost its plum lead-in "Dancing with the Stars," Christina Applegate's new sitcom "Samantha Who" quickly lost its "#1 New Show" and "#1 Comedy on TV" titles losing half its regular audience and pulling in only 7.53 million viewers.
Last year, ABC promoted Ted Danson's comedy "Help Me, Help You" as "The #1 New Comedy on TV." Once the 3rd cycle of "Dancing with the Stars" was over, the show quickly fizzled out.
ABC was quick to pick up "Samantha Who" for a full season, but unless the writers' strike is resolved quickly, the show may not get to air after the next cycle of "Dancing with the Stars."
Meanwhile, the midseason finale of "Heroes" (the episode will be the 2nd season finale if the WGA/AMPTP dispute is not settled by the spring) scored only 11 million viewers, way below the 2nd season premiere (14 million).
8:00pm Charlie Brown Christmas (R) (9.30 million)
9:00pm Samantha Who? (7.53 million)
9:30pm Notes From the Underbelly (5.50 million)
10:00pm October Road (5.25 million)
8:00pm How I Met Your Mother (R) (6.59 million)
8:30pm The Big Bang Theory (R) (6.77 million)
9:00pm Two and a Half Men (R) (12.32 million)
9:30pm Rules of Engagement (R) (10.43 million)
10:00pm CSI: Miami (R) (10.11 million)
8:00pm Chuck (8.49 million)
9:00pm Heroes (10.99 million)
10:01pm Life (6.61 million)
8:00pm House (R) (8.33 million)
9:00pm K-Ville (4.82 million)
8:00pm Everybody Hates Chris (R) (1.89 million)
8:30pm Aliens in America (R) (1.59 million)
9:00pm Girlfriends (R) (1.74 million)
9:30pm The Game (R) (1.87 million)