Ratings and Scheduling: Miracle Needed?
Posted Sep 28, 2007 @ 2:30 PM
It will be up against Kid Nation on CBS, Deal or No Deal on NBC, Back to You/'Til Death on Fox, and America's Next Top Model on the CW.
It will be available in streaming video from ABC.com starting October 4.
ABC will re-air the pilot on Friday, October 5 at 8 pm.
Posted Sep 28, 2007 @ 2:41 PM
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Posted Sep 28, 2007 @ 3:05 PM
My extremley optimistic guess is for 12 million, but people just don't watch shows I love and I don't think that will happen. People are very free to prove me wrong though.
Posted Sep 28, 2007 @ 3:17 PM
Posted Sep 28, 2007 @ 3:42 PM
I hope the show gets good ratings, but I really have no idea if the average Nielsen viewer will want to see this show. I am cautiously optimistic about the amount of promotion ABC has put into this but in the end it will come down to numbers.
Posted Sep 28, 2007 @ 4:32 PM
So, i think we've settled then(based on the general thread), that if worse comes to worse, and PD starts averaging 8 million: Will that be enough?
I think ABC will try to get some buck out of the huge promotion money they put into the show and the critical love they're already getting for it, but that they're rumored to have gone over budget in the pilot is pretty worrisome. It means that PD is an expensive show and expensive shows and low or even mediocre ratings just don't mix well.
Posted Sep 28, 2007 @ 11:50 PM
Posted Sep 30, 2007 @ 3:57 AM
Posted Sep 30, 2007 @ 9:29 AM
It could also be too much to have two quirky shows follow eachother.
If they ever decide to play around with the scheduling, I'm wondering if it would fit in well with Ugly Betty.
At first it looked like Kid Nation might be a strong competiton, but after two weeks that show has lost a lot of viewers already. The comedies on FOX are not doing that well either and NCB has Deal or No Deal that is very different from PD and CW has ANTM. PD is actually the only scripted drama in that slot and I hope that will help as well.
There isn't a lot of competition in the Wednesday at 8 timeslot, so hopefully that will bode well for the show.
Posted Oct 1, 2007 @ 1:48 PM
The fact that it is the only scripted drama and the last show to premiere in the hour will definitely be a plus for it. Also, the competition isn't as tough as media pundits thought it was going to be. Kid Nation, Fox's sitcoms and DOND all showed declines in their second outings. So, I'm expecting PD to pull in a respectable 11-12 million viewers and at least a 4.0 in the key 18-49 demo.
PD is actually the only scripted drama in that slot and I hope that will help as well.
Posted Oct 2, 2007 @ 2:39 AM
Posted Oct 2, 2007 @ 9:07 PM
I had no idea we were getting it on a different night.
Posted Oct 2, 2007 @ 10:19 PM
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Posted Oct 4, 2007 @ 10:26 AM
Posted Oct 4, 2007 @ 10:32 AM
In series-premiere news, ABC's critically applauded Pushing Daisies opened on a winning note, with a 9.0 rating/15 share in the metered markets from 8-9 p.m. Although that pales in comparison (in the overnights, that is) to Dancing With the Stars on the year-ago evening (12.3/19 on Oct. 4, 2006), it was still 20 percent above No. 2 time period occupant Deal or No Deal on NBC (7.5/12). And this is a solid start for Pushing Daisies.
Very good news.
Posted Oct 4, 2007 @ 10:35 AM
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Posted Oct 4, 2007 @ 10:58 AM
Does anyone know if these numbers include DVR data?
Posted Oct 4, 2007 @ 11:04 AM
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Posted Oct 4, 2007 @ 11:25 AM
The 8 p.m. Wednesday timeslot may finally have its dominant show. Last night's highly anticipated debut of the quirky new ABC drama "Pushing Daisies" pulled strong numbers, far outdistancing the competition among adults 18-49 in a timeslot with two other new programs.
"Daisies" averaged a 4.2 in adults 18-49, according to Nielsen overnights, easily winning its 8 p.m. slot. NBC's "Deal or No Deal" was second at a 2.8.
The show grew slightly from its first to its second half hour, from a 4.2 to a 4.3, and was the night's No. 2 show among total viewers behind CBS's "Criminal Minds," drawing 12.8 million.
Posted Oct 4, 2007 @ 11:27 AM
In series-premiere news, ABC’s critically applauded Pushing Daisies opened on a winning note, with 12.83 million viewers and a 4.3 rating/13 share among adults 18-49. Comparably, that came in on par with year-ago occupant Dancing With the Stars among adults 18-49 (Viewers: 17.49 million; A18-49: 4.5/13 on Oct. 4, 2006). And it beat NBC’s second-place Deal or No Deal (Viewers: 11.07 million; A18-49: 2.8/ 8) by 1.76 million viewers and a hefty 54 percent among adults 18-49.