2010-11 TV Series Rankings: FRINGE, THE EVENT, V + Other Seriables

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Deadline has released the full 2010-11 TV season rankings for adults 18-49 and total viewers.

Among the interesting results, two canceled Seriable shows – The Event and V - ranked higher than one that was renewed – Fringe. Though neither of the former aired in the brutal Thursday or deathly Friday night slots throughout the season. Would they have feared any better than Fringe? Would Fringe have feared better in their slots?

Check out the list below the jump.

2010-11 Season: Series Ranking In Adults 18-49 (rating/share)

1 AMERICAN IDOL-WEDNESDAY FOX 8.8/24
2 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NBC 8.0/20
3 AMERICAN IDOL-THURSDAY FOX 7.7/22
4 THE VOICE NBC 5.4/14
5 MODERN FAMILY ABC 4.8/12
5 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC 4.8/12
7 BIG BANG THEORY, THE CBS 4.4/13
8 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 4.3/11
8 SURVIVOR: NICARAGUA CBS 4.3/12
10 NCIS CBS 4.1/11
11 GLEE FOX 4.0/11
11 OFFICE NBC 4.0/10
13 TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS 3.9/10
13 DANCING W/STARS RESULTS ABC 3.9/10
13 FAMILY GUY FOX 3.9/ 9
13 HOUSE FOX 3.9/10
17 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3 NBC 3.8/11
17 DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES ABC 3.8/9
17 SURVIVOR: REDEMPTION ISLD CBS 3.8/11
17 AMAZING RACE 17 CBS 3.8/9
17 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 3.8/10
22 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 3.6/9
22 THE BACHELOR ABC 3.6/9
22 BONES FOX 3.6/10
25 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER CBS 3.5/10
26 MIKE & MOLLY CBS 3.4/8
26 UNDERCOVER BOSS CBS 3.4/8
28 THE SIMPSONS FOX 3.3/9
28 CSI CBS 3.3/8
28 HELL’S KITCHEN FOX 3.3/8
28 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 3.3/9
32 THE MENTALIST CBS 3.2/9
32 APPRENTICE 11 NBC 3.2/8
34 $#*! MY DAD SAYS CBS 3.1/9
34 BIGGEST LOSER 11 NBC 3.1/8
34 BIGGEST LOSER 10 NBC 3.1/8
34 COUGAR TOWN ABC 3.1/8
38 AMAZING RACE 18 CBS 3.0/8
38 RULES OF ENGAGEMENT CBS 3.0/8
38 HELL’S KITCHEN-WED 8P FOX 3.0/9
38 CASTLE ABC 3.0/8
42 CSI: MIAMI CBS 2.9/8
42 SECRET MILLIONAIRE ABC 2.9/8
42 CLEVELAND FOX 2.9/7
45 PRIVATE PRACTICE ABC 2.8/8
45 BREAKING IN FOX 2.8/7
45 MR. SUNSHINE ABC 2.8/7
45 PARENTHOOD NBC 2.8/7
45 BODY OF PROOF ABC 2.8/7
50 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 2.7/7
50 CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT BEHAVIOR CBS 2.7/7
50 RAISING HOPE FOX 2.7/7
53 PARKS AND RECREATION NBC 2.6/7
53 THE GOOD WIFE CBS 2.6/7
53 30 ROCK NBC 2.6/7
53 BROTHERS & SISTERS ABC 2.6/7
57 MAD LOVE CBS 2.5/7
57 V ABC 2.5/6
59 OUTSOURCED NBC 2.4/6
59 BOB’S BURGERS FOX 2.4/6
59 THE MIDDLE ABC 2.4/7
59 60 MINUTES CBS 2.4/7
63 EXTREME MAKEOVER:HOME ED. ABC 2.3/6
63 WIPEOUT-THURS ABC 2.3/7
63 THE EVENT NBC 2.3/6
63 FRINGE FOX 2.3/7
63 HARRY’S LAW NBC 2.3/6
63 AMERICAN DAD FOX 2.3/6
69 LIE TO ME FOX 2.2/5
69 OFF THE MAP ABC 2.2/6
69 THE DEFENDERS CBS 2.2/7
69 BLUE BLOODS CBS 2.2/7
69 MINUTE TO WIN IT-TUE NBC 2.2/6
69 HUMAN TARGET FOX 2.2/6
75 DANCING W/STARS-TUE 8PM ABC 2.1/6
75 HAPPY ENDINGS ABC 2.1/5
75 BETTER WITH YOU ABC 2.1/6
75 THE CHICAGO CODE FOX 2.1/5
75 LAW & ORDER: LA NBC 2.1/6
75 CSI: NY CBS 2.1/6
81 COMMUNITY NBC 2.0/6
81 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 2 NBC 2.0/6
83 THE CAPE NBC 1.9/5
83 NO ORDINARY FAMILY ABC 1.9/5
83 CHUCK NBC 1.9/5
83 CHASE NBC 1.9/5
83 SAT NIGHT FOOTBALL ABC 1.9/6
83 MILLION DOLLAR DROP-MON FOX 1.9/5
89 MEDIUM CBS 1.8/6
89 KITCHEN NIGHTMARES FOX 1.8/6
89 RUNNING WILDE FOX 1.8/4
92 DETROIT 1-8-7 ABC 1.7/5
92 AMER FUNN HOME VIDEOS ABC 1.7/5
92 APPRENTICE 10 NBC 1.7/5
92 COPS 2 (R) FOX 1.7/6
92 AMW: AMERICA FIGHTS BACK FOX 1.7/5
92 AMERICA’S TOP MODEL-9 CW 1.7/5
98 UNDERCOVERS NBC 1.6/5
98 PERFECT COUPLES NBC 1.6/4
98 20/20-FRI ABC 1.6/5
98 MY GENERATION ABC 1.6/5
98 COPS FOX 1.6/6
103 HAPPY ENDINGS-WED 10:30 PM ABC 1.5/4
103 DATELINE FRI NBC 1.5/5
103 PRIMETIME:WHAT WOULD U DO ABC 1.5/5
103 AMERICA’S NEXT GREAT RESTAURANT NBC 1.5/4
103 THE WHOLE TRUTH ABC 1.5/4
103 TRAFFIC LIGHT FOX 1.5/4
103 LONE STAR FOX 1.5/3
110 J. OLIVER’S FOOD REVOLUTN ABC 1.4/4
110 SHARK TANK ABC 1.4/5
110 VAMPIRE DIARIES CW 1.4/4
110 WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE NBC 1.4/5
114 SKATING WITH THE STARS ABC 1.3/3
114 48 HOURS MYSTERY CBS 1.3/4
114 LIVE TO DANCE CBS 1.3/4
114 MINUTE TO WIN IT-WED NBC 1.3/4
114 OUTLAW NBC 1.3/4
119 AMERICA’S TOP MODEL-10 CW 1.2/3
119 CHAOS CBS 1.2/4
119 FLASHPOINT CBS 1.2/4
119 THE PAUL REISER SHOW NBC 1.2/4
119 SUPERNANNY ABC 1.2/4
119 SMALLVILLE CW 1.2/4
125 SUPERNATURAL CW 1.1/4
125 ABC SATURDAY MOVIE ABC 1.1/3
127 DATELINE SUN-7PM NBC 1.0/3
127 FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS NBC 1.0/4
127 CRIMETIME SATURDAY CBS 1.0/3
127 GOOD GUYS FOX 1.0/3
131 CRIMETIME SATURDAY 8PM 0.9/3
131 NIKITA CW 0.9/2
133 CHASE-SAT NBC 0.8/3
133 90210 CW 0.8/2
133 GOSSIP GIRL CW 0.8/2
133 ONE TREE HILL CW 0.8/2
137 SCHOOL PRIDE NBC 0.7/2
137 OUTLAW-SAT NBC 0.7/2
137 LIFE UNEXPECTED CW 0.7/2
137 HELLCATS CW 0.7/2
141 SHEDDING FOR THE WEDDING CW 0.5/1

2010-11 Season: Series Ranking In Total Viewers (in thousands)

1 AMERICAN IDOL-WEDNESDAY FOX 25,864
2 AMERICAN IDOL-THURSDAY FOX 23,798
3 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC 21,927
4 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NBC 21,025
5 NCIS CBS 19,377
6 DANCING W/STARS RESULTS ABC 18,612
7 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 16,467
9 THE MENTALIST CBS 15,328
10 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 14,026
10 CSI CBS 13,626
11 SURVIVOR: NICARAGUA CBS 13,611
12 60 MINUTES CBS 13,347
13 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 13,212
14 BODY OF PROOF ABC 13,060
15 THE GOOD WIFE CBS 12,906
16 TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS 12,718
17 BLUE BLOODS CBS 12,709
18 SURVIVOR: REDEMPTION ISLD CBS 12,585
19 UNDERCOVER BOSS CBS 12,158
20 THE VOICE NBC 11,973
21 CSI: MIAMI CBS 11,971
22 AMAZING RACE 17 CBS 11,925
23 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 11,869
24 MODERN FAMILY ABC 11,759
25 DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES ABC 11,678
26 HARRY’S LAW NBC 11,645
27 BONES FOX 11,461
28 CASTLE ABC 11,352
29 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 11,320
30 DANCING W/STARS-TUE 8PM ABC 11,271
31 SECRET MILLIONAIRE ABC 11,164
32 MIKE & MOLLY CBS 11,084
33 CSI: NY CBS 10,821
34 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3 NBC 10,804
35 THE BACHELOR ABC 10,793
36 $#*! MY DAD SAYS CBS 10,686
37 THE DEFENDERS CBS 10,470
38 CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT BEHAVIOR CBS 10,459
39 AMAZING RACE 18 CBS 10,351
40 HOUSE FOX 10,247
41 GLEE FOX 10,014
42 APPRENTICE 11 NBC 8,871
43 RULES OF ENGAGEMENT CBS 8,787
44 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 8,781
45 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER CBS 8,756
46 EXTREME MAKEOVER:HOME ED. ABC 8,521
47 BIGGEST LOSER 11 NBC 8,457
48 BROTHERS & SISTERS ABC 8,288
49 BIGGEST LOSER 10 NBC 8,285
50 BREAKING IN FOX 8,152
51 THE MIDDLE ABC 8,077
52 MEDIUM CBS 7,804
53 OFFICE NBC 7,731
54 PRIVATE PRACTICE ABC 7,690
55 LAW & ORDER: LA NBC 7,673
56 FAMILY GUY FOX 7,655
57 HUMAN TARGET FOX 7,628
58 DETROIT 1-8-7 ABC 7,569
59 MINUTE TO WIN IT-TUE NBC 7,461
60 THE CHICAGO CODE FOX 7,431
61 FLASHPOINT CBS 7,397
62 WIPEOUT-THURS ABC 7,365
63 COUGAR TOWN ABC 7,269
64 MR. SUNSHINE ABC 7,268
65 THE SIMPSONS FOX 7,251
66 AMER FUNN HOME VIDEOS ABC 7,215
67 HELL’S KITCHEN FOX 7,110
68 THE EVENT NBC 7,027
69 V ABC 6,927
70 MAD LOVE CBS 6,870
71 PARENTHOOD NBC 6,764
72 LIE TO ME FOX 6,714
73 CHAOS CBS 6,690
74 NO ORDINARY FAMILY ABC 6,646
75 BETTER WITH YOU ABC 6,602
76 HELL’S KITCHEN-WED 8P FOX 6,518
77 UNDERCOVERS NBC 6,486
78 CHASE NBC 6,451
79 OFF THE MAP ABC 6,412
80 RAISING HOPE FOX 6,403
81 DATELINE FRI NBC 6,344
82 THE CAPE NBC 6,327
83 WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE NBC 6,263
84 48 HOURS MYSTERY CBS 6,096
85 CLEVELAND FOX 6,090
86 SAT NIGHT FOOTBALL ABC 6,020
87 LIVE TO DANCE CBS 5,923
88 SKATING WITH THE STARS ABC 5,917
89 OUTLAW NBC 5,835
90 FRINGE FOX 5,827
91 20/20-FRI ABC 5,771
92 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 2 NBC 5,553
93 CHUCK NBC 5,549
94 THE WHOLE TRUTH ABC 5,397
95 J. OLIVER’S FOOD REVOLUTN ABC 5,390
96 30 ROCK NBC 5,383
97 CRIMETIME SATURDAY CBS 5,325
98 MILLION DOLLAR DROP-TUE FOX 5,192
99 OUTSOURCED NBC 5,187
100 PARKS AND RECREATION NBC 5,174
101 COPS 2 (R) FOX 5,158
102 AMW: AMERICA FIGHTS BACK FOX 5,072
103 SHARK TANK ABC 5,071
104 CRIMETIME SATURDAY 8PM (R) CBS 5,059
105 HAPPY ENDINGS ABC 5,043
106 BOB’S BURGERS FOX 5,042
107 DATELINE SUN-7PM NBC 5,020
108 MY GENERATION ABC 4,883
109 PRIMETIME:WHAT WOULD U DO ABC 4,839
110 MODERN FAMILY-WED 10:30PM (R) ABC 4,822
111 AMERICAN DAD FOX 4,755
112 COPS FOX 4,703
113 APPRENTICE 10 NBC 4,675
114 LONE STAR FOX 4,523
115 COMMUNITY NBC 4,475
116 MINUTE TO WIN IT-WED NBC 4,459
117 SUPERNANNY ABC 4,357
118 AMERICA’S NEXT GREAT RESTAURANT NBC 4,249
119 KITCHEN NIGHTMARES FOX 4,155
120 RUNNING WILDE FOX 4,135
121 OUTLAW-SAT NBC 4,103
122 HAPPY ENDINGS-WED 10:30 PM ABC 3,632
123 FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS NBC 3,593
124 ABC SATURDAY MOVIE ABC 3,531
125 TRAFFIC LIGHT FOX 3,478
126 AMERICA’S TOP MODEL-9 CW 3,468
127 PERFECT COUPLES NBC 3,281
128 THE PAUL REISER SHOW NBC 3,265
129 THE GOOD GUYS FOX 3,144
130 THE VAMPIRE DIARIES CW 3,004
131 SMALLVILLE CW 2,698
132 SCHOOL PRIDE NBC 2,560
133 AMERICA’S TOP MODEL-10 CW 2,519
134 SUPERNATURAL CW 2,470
135 NIKITA CW 2,325
136 90210 CW 1,680
137 HELLCATS CW 1,633
138 ONE TREE HILL CW 1,619
139 GOSSIP GIRL CW 1,591
140 LIFE UNEXPECTED CW 1,497
141 SHEDDING FOR THE WEDDING CW 1,038

Source: Deadline

For what it’s worth (and this is just my opinion), I don’t believe The Event or V would have done better on Thursday/Fridays than Fringe. While I do suspect that Fringe would have performed a touch better on Mondays or Tuesdays.

I’m basing my opinion on several factors, among them: fanbase, buzz, past performance, show quality, etc. That being said, it’s all rather moot. In an ideal TV landscape these shows would stand a better chance. Though we can talk about whether The Event did enough to deserve another go around all day long, especially when we look at ‘some’ of the procedurals/reality shows that get renewed irrespective on any real quality. (again, opinion).

The major difference with Seriable shows (on the big four networks, at least) is that there’s scarcity, so we hope those few that do make it are those that truly deserve it in terms of quality. Though at the same time, another season of The Event wouldn’t have killed anyone, and may have represented a wider shift.

Awake looks good though.

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