Thursday, November 16, 2006


ABC couldn't keep 'Dancing' all night
By Paul J. Gough

Nov 17, 2006

ABC unquestionably won 8-9 p.m. with the crowning of the winner of "Dancing With The Stars," but it was CBS that was victorious in the last two hours with "Criminal Minds" and "CSI: NY."

The "Dancing With The Stars" finale put up a big number, with Nielsen Media Research estimating 27.2 million viewers tuned in to see former Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith take the prize. It was also the night's top show in adults 18-49, averaging a 7.0 rating/18 share.

But ABC didnt do as well with the two-hour premiere of "Daybreak," which is scheduled to hold the place for "Lost" until the latter drama comes back in February. "Daybreak" averaged 10.5 million viewers and a 3.7/10 in the demo; it dropped from 13.9 million viewers at 9 p.m. to 8.6 million viewers at 10:30 p.m.

It was trounced by "Criminal Minds" (16.6 million, 4.9/13), which has been on a run of late. "Criminal Minds jumped from 15.8 million viewers at 9 p.m. to 17.3 million at 9:30 p.m. The two-hour season premiere of "Medium" couldn't keep pace either, bringing in 9.4 million viewers and a 3.5/9 in the demo.

The 10 p.m. hour was all CBS, with "CSI: NY" (16.3 million viewers, 5.1/14) ahead of the second halves of both "CSI: NY" and "Medium."

Nightly averages: ABC (16.1 million, 4.8/12); CBS (14 million, 4.4/11); NBC (8.4 million, 3.3/8); Fox (6.8 million, 2.5/6); and The CW (4 million, 1.7/4).

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Anonymous said...

amazing how the ratings are going up. great show so it deserves it

Criminal Minds Fan said...

I am so happy people are tuning in and turning on to the show. :)

Anonymous said...

me to.

Anonymous said...

I love seeing the ratings doing so well. It is a great show with wonderful actors and I really enjoy watching it.

Anonymous said...

Great news for sure.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad CM is pulling in the ratings it so rightly deserves!

Jemma #37

Anonymous said...

CM deserves it! I hope season 3 will also be this successfull and people won't just tune in for Gideon's last ep...

Sabine #37

JJ said...

Criminal Minds certanly deservse the ratings its one of the best show on tv

Anonymous said...

wow. I suppose it's a testament to how little tv I watched back then that I never heard of this "daybreak" that supposedly played on ABC.

jacqui #42