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‘House,’ ‘Dancing With the Stars’ dominate local TV ratings; Mario, Shinedown hot on Atlanta radio

Hugh Laurie stars in Fox's top-rated fall show "House."

The special two-hour “House” debut Sept. 21 in which Dr. House spent the time trying to get out of a psych ward drew the most Atlantans last week during primetime, with 539,000 viewers. Nationally, the show drew 17 million (and fourth place overall), down from past years but still potent.

ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” season debut week is way down from a year ago, too, but all three shows sashayed into the top 6 in Atlanta and top 10 natoinally.

The top show nationally, CBS’s sturdy drama “NCIS,” which broke 20.6 million, came in 11th in Atlanta. Most CBS shows tend to underperform in Atlanta vs. the national average (while Fox and ABC shows tend to do better.) Nationally, CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory,” moved to 9:30 p.m. from 8 p.m. on Mondays last season, brought home a series record in viewers with 13 million viewers and is proving to be a huge comedy hit for the network.

Of new shows, “The Cleveland Show” on Fox, CBS’s “The Good Wife” and ABC’s “Modern Family,” “Cougar Town” and “Flash Forward” all showed promise, as did the “NCIS” spinoff “NCIS: Los Angeles.” Fox’s “Brothers,” which features Atlantan Daryl “Chill” Mitchell, did poorly last Friday with just 2.7 million viewers.

NBC’s “Community” took a dive in week two while “Mercy” opened with so-so numbers. ABC’s “The Forgotten” didn’t hold the DWTS audience particularly well and got pilloried critically. The CW’s “The Beautiful Life” was the first show to be cancelled. As expected, “The Jay Leno Show” lost a big chunk of its first-week audience.

Showtime’s “Dexter” nationally drew 1.5 million viewers Sunday, the most for a Showtime series in at least five years. FX’s “Sons of Anarchy” is doing well in its sophomore frame as well.

DVR usage is up to 38% from 32% a year ago so that is certainly impacting these numbers, which only measure viewings that same day.

Among locally-shot shows:

Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” had an average outing. It pulled in 2.72 million viewers in its ninth outing this year. Three more episodes to go, plus two reunion shows. (I only have access to the top 30 shows in Atlanta and because of all the new network shows, the 30th most popular show exceeded 220,000 viewers, more than the typical showing for “Real Housewives.” During the summer, 220,000 would have landed a show in the top 10.)

Lifetime’s “Drop Dead Diva,” shot in Peachtree city, faced some fresh network competition Sunday and won over 2.52 million viewers in its 11th episode, its third lowest rating so far.

BET’s “Frankie & Neffe” Tuesday sunk to 882,000 viewers, its lowest in five shows and less than half its debut numbers.

The CW’s “Vampire Diaries, also shot in Atlanta, held its own with 3.8 million viewers last Thursday, the same as week two. That’s a good sign for this freshman show.

Bravo’s “Top Chef,” which features two remaining Atlanta conetstans including Kevin Gillespie brought in 2.8 million viewers, just a smidge behind a slipping “Project Runway:” over on Lifetime. In fact, the gap is just 3,200 viewers.

The top 20 primetime shows in Atlanta from Nielsen Media
1. House, Fox, 9/21 539,000
2. Fox 5 News at 10, Fox, 9/21 414,000
3. Dancing With the Stars (men), ABC, 9/22 398,000
4. Dancing With the Stars (results), ABC, 9/23 386,000
5. Dancing With the Stars (women), ABC 9/21 384,000
6. Grey’s Anatomy, ABC, 9/24 373,000
7. Desperate Housewives, ABC, 9/27 370,000
8. Modern Family, ABC, 9/23, 362,000
9. Monday Night Football, ESPN, 9/21, 343,000
10. NCIS: LA, CBS, 9/22, 333,000
11. NCIS, CBS, 9/22, 324,000
12. Sunday Night Football, NBC, 9/27, 327,000
13. 60 Minutes, CBS 9/27 305,000
14. Cleveland Show, Fox, 9/27, 284,000
15. Flash Forward, ABC 9/24, 282,000
16. The Forgotten, ABC, 9/22 282,000
17. Cougar Town, ABC, 9/23 280,000
18. NFL football, CBS 9/27 276,000 (edged into primetime)
19. Fox 5 News at 10, Fox, 9/22, 273,000
20. CSI: Miami, CBS, 9/21, 256,000
SOURCE: Nielsen Media

Top 5 songs among urban and rock stations. Next week: country and pop

1. Mario – Break It Up
2. Gucci Mane – Wasted
3. Jay-Z – Run This Town
4. Fabolous – Throw It In the Bag
5. Drake – Successful

Hot 107.9
1. Gucci Mane – Wasted
2. Mario – Break It Up
3. Mary Mary – God in Me
4. Drake – Successful
5. Pleasure P – Under

95.5/The Beat
1. Jay Sean – Down
2. Jason Mraz – I’m Yours
3. Keri Hilson – Knock You Down
4. Mariah Carey – Obsessed
5. Jay-Z – Run This Town

Majic 107.5
1. Maxwell – Bad Habits
2. Charlie Wilson – There Goes My Baby
3. K’Jon – On the Ocean
4. Anthony Hamilton – The Point Of It All
5. Maxwell – Pretty Wings

Dave FM
1. Pearl Jam – The Fixer
2. Wilco – You Never Know
3. U2 – I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight
4. David Gray – Fugitive
5. Phish – Backwards Down the Number Line

Project 9-6-1
1. Shinedown – Sound of Madness
2. Godsmack – Whiskey Hangover
3. Mudvayne – Do What You Do
4. Theory of a Deadman – Hate My Life
5. Linkin Park -New Divide

Rock 100.5
1. Foo Fighters – Wheels
2. Shinedown – If You Only Knew
3. Kings of Leon – Use Somebody
4. Wilco -You Never Know
5. Dave Matthews Band – Funny the Way It Is
(99X’s playlist not available no


4 comments Add your comment


September 30th, 2009
9:26 pm

Esta estación está careciendo realmente en la hospitalidad.


October 1st, 2009
6:53 am

In English, please.


October 1st, 2009
9:20 am

Sé lo que usted significa. Amo esa demostración. Usted intentó nuevos uces de los?

El Gato Malo

October 2nd, 2009
9:54 am

I am bilingual and can tell you that those comments make no sense in any language.