or


[09/26/11 - 12:02 AM]
The Futon's Ratings Survival Guide: "Terra Nova" (FOX)
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Please note: As a courtesy, please do not reproduce these comments to newsgroups, forums or other online places. Links only please.

Welcome to The Futon's Ratings Survival Guide, our annual feature which takes each new fall series on the broadcast networks and tells you the numbers it will need to survive for a second season. In general, a show's success isn't so much where it lands on the weekly ratings chart but rather how it performs in two key categories:

1. How much of its lead-in audience it retains. If a show averages 10 million viewers that's a good thing. But if the show that airs before it is averaging 30 million viewers, that's not a good thing. Why? Because 20 of those 30 million viewers decided to turn off that particular channel when the next show came on.

2. How it performs year-to-year in its time period. A new show is usually in its time period because the network thinks it can do better than it did in that slot last year. In other words, do worse than the show that was canceled after three weeks last fall then you too probably are not long for this world.

As you'll see, together these measurements paint a clear picture on how a particular show is doing. So without further ado, let's begin.

TERRA NOVA (FOX)
(Mondays at 8:00/7:00c)

The two-and-out failure of "Lone Star" gives an easy guide to what kind of numbers won't be tolerated by FOX this fall while the solid retention by "24" likewise will ballpark what's possible behind "House" in the Monday, 9:00/8:00c slot. Between those tentpoles are the middling numbers for "Lie to Me" and "The Chicago Code" - both of which were shuttered - so presumably the expectation is "Terra Nova" can and will do better in their place.

Here's how FOX has fared on Monday nights the past two seasons:*

mondays in 2009-2011timeviewers
(retention)
adults 18-49
(retention)
House: Season 68:00 PM12.30
(N/A)
4.69
(N/A)
House: Season 78:00 PM9.86
(N/A)
3.57
(N/A)
24: Season 89:00 PM9.10
(94.59%)
2.86
(82.66%)
Lie to Me: Season 29:00 PM7.40
(64.24%)
2.74
(61.71%)
Lie to Me: Season 39:00 PM5.91
(69.04%)
1.96
(64.69%)
The Chicago Code9:00 PM6.96
(71.90%)
1.95
(56.69%)
Lie to Me: Season 2**8:00 PM5.84
(N/A)
1.83
(N/A)
Lie to Me: Season 2**9:00 PM5.01
(136.51%)
1.65
(137.50%)
Lone Star9:00 PM3.93
(38.16%)
1.30
(32.91%)
The Good Guys**9:00 PM4.00
(68.49%)
1.18
(64.48%)

* Viewers are in millions, adults 18-49 is the percentage of said viewers in the demographic; all are based on fast national data, using only first-run episodes in its regular time period.

** denotes summer series added for additional perspective





  [september 2011]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· FUTON'S RATINGS SURVIVAL GUIDES (TFC)
· TERRA NOVA (FOX)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[01/16/21 - 08:52 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, FOX Share Demo Crown; CBS Leads Total Viewers
The Alphabet's "Shark Tank" is the night's top draw among adults 18-49.

[01/15/21 - 08:35 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Celebrity Wheel of Fortune" Keeps ABC on Top
The Alphabet's game show trio leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[01/14/21 - 08:36 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Chicago" Dramas Return on Top for NBC
The network pulls into the top spots in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[01/13/21 - 08:30 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "This Is Us" Top Adults 18-49
The network holds off the competition in the key demographic while CBS is the most-watched network overall.

[01/12/21 - 10:01 AM]
In Its First Four Weeks, More Than 41 Million Households Are Projected to Wax on for "Cobra Kai's" Third Season
Between all three seasons, 73 million households have checked out the show.

[01/12/21 - 08:30 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Competition with "The Bachelor"
The Alphabet leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[01/11/21 - 08:01 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Surges with NFL Playoffs
The network cruises to victory in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[01/10/21 - 05:55 PM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Playoffs Put NBC on Top
The network cruises to victory in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[01/09/21 - 05:53 PM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Splits Demos with ABC
"Blue Bloods" and "Shark Tank" lead their respective lineups last night.

[01/08/21 - 11:24 AM]
ABC Ranks as No. 1 Entertainment Net for 5th Straight Week in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of December 28.

[01/08/21 - 08:36 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Charts with "Celebrity Wheel of Fortune" Premiere
The network leads the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[01/08/21 - 08:35 AM]
"Mr. Mayor" Is NBC's Best Comedy Premiere in 18-49 Since 2018
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, January 7.

[01/08/21 - 08:03 AM]
HGTV's Hit Series "Fixer to Fabulous" Delivers Its Best-Ever Ratings
HGTV spins the numbers for Tuesday, December 29.

[01/07/21 - 05:07 PM]
"Big Sky" Is ABC's Most-Watched Debut Since September 2017 with 14.7 Million Viewers After 35 Days of Multiplatform Viewing
ABC spins the numbers for the series to date.

[01/07/21 - 12:26 PM]
Hallmark Channel Closes Out 2020 as #1 Entertainment Cable Network in Fourth Quarter and #2 for the Entire Year
Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the year to date.