‘Pussycat Dolls’ Posts Average Premiere

Mar 7, 2007  •  Post A Comment

The CW’s new reality series “The Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll” posted an average debut for the network Tuesday night. “Dolls” earned a 1.7 rating among adults 18-49 (and a 2.0 among the network’s target 18-34 demographic), according to preliminary Nielsen reports.

“Dolls” was up against a mostly repeat field and was below The CW’s premieres of “America’s Next Top Model” (2.5) and “Beauty and the Geek” (2.2).

However, “Dolls” had the highest ratings ever in the time period in The CW’s target demographic and ranked second in the hour (behind Fox’s high-flying “House”) in the target demo.

Fox continued to lead the night with “American Idol” (10.9), down 11 percent from last week. “House” (9.6) had its worst post-“Idol” performance this season, though it still outperformed all of its pre-“Idol” episodes.

NBC was a very distant second (averaging 2.3 for the evening to Fox’s 10.3) with “Dateline” (2.2) and repeats. CBS averaged a 2.2 with repeats. ABC came in sixth place, behind The CW with a 1.8 average, with repeats plus an original “Primetime” (2.2).

(Editor: Horowitz)