Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Schedules Plus, CW Tuesday


Schedules Plus is another innovative application of the historical ratings statistic A18-49+. I hope this will be the ultimate resource for comparing the evolution of shows, networks and timeslots over time, complete with ratings numbers that make a fair adjustment for the collective decline. Right now this only includes programs aired in the fall. Much more about the process that went into this at the bottom.

A highlight of the WB's schedule during the Gilmore Girls glory days, Tuesday night became another crumbling frontier during the CW's existence. 90210 began its run with one of the most impressive individual results in the network's history and remained pretty solid through season one. But as it fell, so too did the CDub's Tuesday ratings... until a major rejuvenation in the 2013-14 season.

WB Tuesday


8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 Avg
2001-02 Gilmore Girls Smallville 62
55 70
2002-03 Gilmore Girls Smallville 72
58 87
2003-04 Gilmore Girls One Tree Hill 44
50 38
2004-05 Gilmore Girls One Tree Hill 54
60 48
2005-06 Gilmore Girls Supernatural 55
59 51

UPN Tuesday


8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 Avg
2001-02 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Roswell 46
61 31
2002-03 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Haunted 36
49 22
2003-04 One On One All of Us Rock Me Baby The Mullets 30
30 39 25 25
35 25
2004-05 All of Us Eve Veronica Mars 28
27 3027
28
2005-06 America's Next Top Model (R) Sex, Love and Secrets 23
30 15

CW Tuesday


8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 Avg
2006-07 Gilmore Girls Veronica Mars 41
52 31
2007-08 Beauty and the Geek Reaper 39
43 36
2008-09 90210 Privileged 37
47 28
2009-10 90210 Melrose Place 30
34 26
2010-11 One Tree Hill Life Unexpected 31
34 28
2011-12 90210 Ringer 28
30 26
2012-13 Hart of Dixie Emily Owens M.D. 22
26 18
2013-14 The Originals Supernatural 50
47 53
2014-15 The Flash Supernatural 69
86 53

Avg 44 33 39





2014-15 Update: Tuesday was already the CW's strongest night in 2013-14... and they went and improved on it by thirty-nine percent in 2014-15. (It's technically a little less if you combine Supernatural's numbers with what iZombie did from mid-March onward. But still a lot.) The Flash had the biggest A18-49+ in the history of the CW and was very close to having the biggest netlet season on record, just a point behind 2002-03 Smallville. It will lead into OK midseason performer iZombie (39) again this fall, as the newest DC series Legends of Tomorrow waits in the wings patiently.

See here for more explanations/disclaimers about Schedules Plus.

2 comments:

Spot said...

Gilmore Girls ratings... what a Juggernaut, omg!!!

Spot said...

Loved these Schedule Plus posts, thanks for the lot of them, they have been so insightful and a joy to read.

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