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'Cavemen' Ratings Devolve in Second Week

October 10, 2007 10:26 AM

CavemenThey came, they saw, and nearly a third didn’t come back.

That’s the ratings story for ABC’s “Cavemen” so far, with the show’s 18-to-49 tally dropping 29 percent to a 2.5 in its second week. High viewer curiosity from the unique sitcom concept based on the popular Geico commercials likely fueled initial tune-in, but how many viewers would stick around after getting a gander at the show was always a key question. “Cavemen” companion “Carpoolers” fared better—dropping 20 percent to a 2.8.

Fox easily won the night with “Bones” (3.1) and “House” (7.3) improving slightly this week.

NBC was second with “The Singing Bee” (2.1) followed by “The Biggest Loser” (2.7) and the highest-rated “Law & Order: SVU” since February (4.9).

ABC was third with its aforementioned comedies, “Dancing With the Stars” results show (4.0) and “Boston Legal” (2.8).

Coming in fourth place, CBS was down slightly this week with “NCIS” (3.4), “The Unit” (3.0) and “Cane” (2.3, falling for the third week in a row).

The CW had another night of modest third-week gains, with “Beauty and the Geek” up a notch this week in the demo (1.5) and adults 18 to 34 (1.7). “Reaper” stabilized in the demo (1.3) and was up slightly in 18 to 34 (1.4).

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Comments (3)

J. Skinner:

Man I am so sick of shows coming and going. They put something on you get hooked and BAM it's gone. BOTH Cavemen & Carpoolers are a riot. BUT they choose to put them up against the BIG Shows. What did they think was going to happen ? What a shame if we loose either of these light hearted funny shows... SICK of watching Drs., Murder, Sex and Gore. NO ONE has a sence of humor anymore, EVERYTHING is too Damn Serious !!! LIFE is too short, People need to laugh more. KEEP BOTH these Shows. J. Skinner

S. Giese:

Cavemen and carpoolers are very, very funny! The critics didn't even watch the Cavemen. They just killed it off before it started.
Right now, they are they only reasons I enjoy tv!

S. Giese:

Cavemen and carpoolers are very, very funny! The critics didn't even watch the Cavemen. They just killed it off before it started.
Right now, they are they only reasons I enjoy tv!

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