The 2006-07 Nielsen ratings are in

Oc_lSurprise! A plurality of viewers in America watch American Idol, then lather, rinse, repeat. See the entire list of primetime ratings here. I adore the comprehensiveness this list. It’s really no fun when the list stops at the top 20. You do a double-take seeing Two and a Half Men there and that’s the biggest thrill of the experience. But this way, you get to scan through every title of the season past and learn that Sandy Cohen (a.k.a. Peter Gallagher, left) and his bagel slicer came in at a definitely-not-last-place No. 123. Take that, Celebrity Duets

Some slight oddities. Shark (No. 24) outranked 24 (No. 27), and LaToya Jackson’s foray into law enforcement — axed after only four episodes — tied with Friday Night Lights (and four other shows) at No. 95. Did you find any surprises on the list? And is anyone else wondering why the CW doesn’t just cancel all their shows?


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  • Ellipsian

    Now, that “Veronica Mars” is gone, Annie, yes, everyone is wondering why we can’t just cancel the whole of The CW.

  • Jer

    Studio 60 beat The Office, Scrubs and 30 Rock and finished only a bit behind My Name Is Earl. It’s good they already tore down the set. Wouldn’t want that blight sticking around… I’m sorry. I shouldn’t be so angry. It’s just that since I lost my VMars, I wear my bitterness on my sleeve…

  • Frank

    “3 LBs” did surprising well for a show cancelled after two epidoses…
    …as did “Smith”. Were these so ridiculously expensive to make or what?

  • t3hdow

    I don’t know about 3 Lbs (the commercial made it look terrible, btw) but Smith cost a reported $3 mil an episode. Apparently, that’s way too high for a show with such a small audience.

  • mike

    Most of my tv schedule from the fall lies broken on the bottom half of the list. Veronica Mars was second to last. You blew it America!!

  • Mary Alice

    As far as I am concerned since they cancelled VM and Gillmore Girls, there is no CW channel on my tv set.

  • Phil

    For some reason, that list seems a tad bit unbelievable but where do studios stop and say that a show still has good ratings? No. 120….! All the CW shows fall after 100!!!!

  • Jess

    CW cancel all shows? I don’t want to even think about for one second what my thursdays would be like without those Winchester brother’s on Supernatural. Though..move the show. Putting one of the few decent shows left on the network up against Grey’s and CSI is the kiss of death…Bad planning is that network’s problem. It’s like they just pick a random time slot/show and game plan and go with it without any thought.

  • Anonymous

    Seeing the CW clear house at the bottom of the list was surprising. It was also suprising to see how far back 30 Rock was (especially since they are renewing it).

  • Karen

    What really surprised me was how high Jericho was on the list and how many “renewed shows” came after it! CBS blew it big time. I’m still calling for a boycott of CBS and all its sponsors. What a way to treat a great show!

  • Jim

    the class beats the office?!
    and people say there’s nothing wrong with this country…

  • Karen

    What really surprised me was how high Jericho was on the list and how many “renewed shows” came after it! CBS blew it big time. I’m still calling for a boycott of CBS and all its sponsors. What a way to treat a great show!

  • Carli

    The Office is fairly low, but look how high it is in the key demo. I think once they start implementing this new way of keeping track of viewers (using Tivo, iTunes, etc numbers), shows like The Office will show to have more viewers.
    CBS sucks for canceling Jericho and Smith.
    The CW sucks for canceling Veronica Mars and Gilmore Girls and I will no longer be watching that craptastic channel. One has to laugh at all their shows in a row at the bottom LOL
    ABC sucks for canceling Help Me Help You.
    NBC picked up Friday Night Lights, so I don’t have a problem with it…yet. Actually, they did cancel The Black Donnelly’s and I wasn’t too happy about that. Gotta give them credit though for keeping their Thursday Night Lineup in tact.
    FOX…I don’t really care too much about that channel.

  • Brainiac

    CW was wrong to get rid of Reba and keep some lower-rated shows.
    I can’t believe The Simpsons doesn’t even crack 10 million viewers! Weird. It’s one of the most well-known shows, yet it only ranked 60……

  • Nicole

    poor poor CW

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