Which New Shows Are Getting the Best Delayed-Playback Gains? — Updated With Will Trent, Alert: MPU and Others

TV Ratings Delayed Playback

As midseason newbies such as Will Trent, Alert and Lingo enter the fray, let’s take fresh stock of broadcast-TV’s freshman class performance-to-date…. (Updated Jan. 25)

Among the fall entries, CBS’ East New York and NBC’s Quantum Leap shared the title of the highest-rated series launch. CBS’ Fire Country, meanwhile, delivered the largest audience for any freshman debut.

Now the midseason shows are landing on the Live+7 chart (though NBC’s well-sampled Night Court revival hasn’t qualified quite yet). But of the new broadcast series that have registered on the Live+7 playback table, which are enjoying the most bodacious bumps, either in their adjusted total or as a percentage gain in their preliminary numbers?

See who is leading the pack in the 18-49 demo and in total viewers, ranked both by their new Live+7 total and in percentage gains. (And as always, if you seek scoop on any of these shows, email InsideLine@tvline.com!)

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