Ratings: Day Break sputters, Jericho solid

Without ratings powerhouses Dancing With the Stars and Lost, a weakened ABC was feasted upon by the circling prime-time jackals.

Dancing replacement Show Me the Money, hosted by Wiliam Shatner, pulled in 2.2 rating in 18-49s, 7.7 million viewers overall, and Lost replacer Day Break scored a 1.8 rating, according to Nielsen overnights. Break has lost half of its audience in three airings.

The CW's America's Next Top Model scored an impressive 2.8 rating, with 5.8 million viewers overall, the best rating the new net has garnered this season. The new network--formed by the combining of The WB and UPN--predicts it will finish more than 7 percent ahead of where those nets were last year during sweeps.

Both CW's One Tree Hill and Fox's Bones also earned season-high ratings for the last night of fall sweeps.

At 8 p.m., Fox scored a 3.2 for Bones, with CBS netting a 3.1 for the fall finale of Jericho. The CW scored its 2.8 for Model, and NBC notched a 2.6 for Christmas in Rockefeller Center. ABC earned a 2.2 for Show Me the Money.

At 9 p.m., CBS scored a 5.0 for Criminal Minds. NBC worked up a 3.6 for The Biggest Loser, and Fox took 2.3 for a rerun of Bones. ABC's Day Break and the CW's One Tree Hill tied, each recieving a 1.8.

At 9 p.m., CBS took a 5.1 for CSI: NY. NBC earned a 3.0 for Medium, and ABC scored a 2.8 for 20/20.

Overall, CBS scored a 4.4 rating/12 share in 18-49 year-olds, with 14.8 million average viewers; NBC, 3.1/8, 8.9 million; Fox, 2.7/7, 7.5 million; ABC, 2.3/6, 6.5 million; and the CW, 2.3/6, 5.0 million.

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The problem with Prison Break it that there too much Deja Vu ie repeats & not much new material each wk. Just maybe a few little clues here & there, but nothing major.
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Jericho has an extremelly good theme, the problem is those stupid family and mentally-challenged stories and those convenient and disney wrapped endings with some small cliffhanger at the end of every episode.

I got bored of the show after the 5th episode, i just watched the rest and it got slightly better, but it is still just average the show, you gotta see that only 11 episodes were broadcasted, if things continue like this, it's popularity will fade quite fast.
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"Jericho really does not have much international appeal"

Umm, who cares?

Why should a North American show, broadcast on a North American channel try to have "international appeal"? I'm pretty sure that 95% of the shows in your country, NO MATTTER where that may be, "appeal" to less than 1% of the rest of the world.

What you should really lament is that your own country's TV shows are so bad that you are watching our un"appeal"ing US shows.
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I think Jericho is more popular than it deserves to be. I can imagine why the whole thing would be interesting for the american audience. But for me, most of the time it's something quite boring. For me it looks like Gilmore Girls, only it is not funny or as cleverly written. So Jericho really does not have much international appeal. On the other hand Day Break needs good promotion. The show is much better than it seems at first. It is not what people think it is. It should be given a chance
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IT's SIMPLE ALL THE STUPID PEOPLE DON4T LIKE IT CAUSE THE CATCH NOTHIN' TOO STUPID TO GET THE SUBTILITIES OF THIS SHOW JUST LIKE JOHN DOE TO SMART FOR THIS BIG COUNTRY !!!!!!
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Day Break is good **** I hope it gets to at least run it's original 13 episodes. Jericho **** rules everything.
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ONE TREE HILL!!!!!!!!!!! YA!!!!!!!!!
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Yeah! CBS rocks!:) Jericho, Criminal Minds, and CSI:NY all in one night? No wonder everything else took the back seat.



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I'm just glad that Bones is doing OK in thee ratings. Not great, but good. I really enjoy the show. Haven't seen Day Break, so can't comment on that one.
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I really don't understand what's not to like about daybreak. I think it's far better than Jericho. And not all American people watch "washed up has-been celebrities dance to crappy music" though it seems that a lot do which is still extremely disappointing.
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Day Break rules!! Please don't cancel. Its making the wait for 24 easier! Great thriller. While I'm on it, check out Justice on Fridays too!
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Daybreak = confusion so hurry back Lost.
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Jajaja... yeah! ABC your time is over!!! it's time to watch really good shows not lost or dancing... this shows sucks and ABC sucks too.
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I wonder where the audience for Dancing With the Stars goes? Do they watch other shows or do something other than watch TV. Last year NCIS did very well in the ratings even though they were opposite American Idol.
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Lets hope day break gets put on dvd
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Keep Day Break going! It's a really good mind twisting thriller, and Taye Diggs rocks!
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One Tree Hill!
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I like daybreak- hopefully it does not get cancelled.
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Show Me the Money comes up with some of the most ridiculous questions. The contestants are scratching their heads wondering how they're supposed to come up with an answer only experts in their field might know. For example, who won Oscars(?) in both acting and screenwriting? It was some woman, can't recall her name just now. Anyway, the first contestent really got screwed with the questions and walked out with nothing. And with the second contestent, they gave her much easier questions.
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I reaaaaaaaally really hope the show Day Break doesn't get cancelled. I like it. People should watch it,especially with the last episode being really good !
WATCH DAY BREAK PEOPLE !!!!!
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I thought last night's episode of Day Break was the best yet. I like that it's not an exact rerun of each day. I think watching Hopper get more clues and figuring out what he's going to do next has made the show better than I expected. I would be disappointed if it was not allowed to finish.
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i'd say the cast of jericho is weaker than that of daybreak, only thing i'd say is that i hope they give a reason why he's having a groundhog day
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I would assume Nielson numbers add up to 10 to the prime networks?

I have no idea what they number represent, by whom are these numbers tallied?, and where do they come from?
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Jericho is one of the best new shows this season, so it deserves the viewers.



To answer your question, kendahlj, and to put it into perspective for others who were wondering: I can't say what it is exactly that I don't like about Daybreak, it just doesn't do it for me. I can usually tell within the first ten minutes or so (or the first commercial break) of a Pilot whether or not it will appeal to me and I want to keep watching. Daybreak moved kind of slow and really gave me no reason to keep watching after the Pilot, which was a dreadful two hours. Shows like Lost, Alias, Smallville, Supernatural, Heroes, Jericho, Studio 60, Friday Night Lights, Veronica Mars, Medium, etc. are some of my favorite shows and literally within the first five or ten minutes of watching them I thought, "I could watch this show forever if it stays this good". I just don't feel the same way about Daybreak and plus it's just a nice time now to take a break from my hectic television schedule until Lost returns.
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it's no surprise that CBS is doing the best, after all, they have the best shows. Go Jericho!
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It's no surprise that Day Break isn't doing well. I watch (and actually like) it. It's a sad thing to think that the american people would rather watch washed up has-been celebrities dance to crappy music than to watch a decent scripted drama.
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I like DayBreak, but I'm not crazy about it. I think the cast has some weaknesses. I would have probably given it a try anyway, but I tuned in for Mitch Pileggi. He has, sadly, yet another role far too small for his considerable talents.
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Jericho was good and I watched some of Criminal Minds which was good.
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I was watching Pop-Up Video and then OTH.

Man no other local station is catching my attention Wednesdays.
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Maybe people got tired of it repeating everything.( I know it is the whole point.) But it makes it harder to follow than 24. You miss one part, you miss the point. JMOP
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Day Break is a good show, I hope it doesn't get cancelled
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This just does not look good for Day Break. It's a great show...why aren't more people watching it? I am shocked that it's lost half its viewers from the first few episodes.
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