5 New Spring Shows Ranked by Premiere Viewers (Photos)

We’ve also got “Law & Order: Organized Crime,” “Pooch Perfect” and “Home Economics”


Spring has sprung, and so has spring TV. With five new series premieres on broadcast under our belt thus far this spring, TheWrap has ranked the bunch by total viewers.  The leader in the clubhouse is NBC’s “Law & Order: Organized Crime,” with nearly 7.6 million total viewers, according to Nielsen’s Live + Same Day measurement. No. 2 is CBS’ “United States of Al.”  Find our winter TV shows version here, for which we ranked 18 freshmen broadcast series.  Also Read: Ratings: The CW’s ‘Kung Fu’ Premiere Has a Bit of a Kick to It

Rank: 5   •   Show: “Home Economics”   •   Net: ABC  •   Total Viewers: 2.968 million   •   Topher Grace family comedy whipped up a decent debut, but it doesn’t ranked strongly here.  Also Read: SAG Awards Halve Last Year’s Viewers, Fall to New Record Low

Rank: 4   •   Show: “Rebel”   •   Net: ABC   •   Total Viewers: 3.557 million   • A decent start for 10 p.m., but good luck against “Law & Order: Organized Crime.”  Also Read: Ratings: ‘Pooch Perfect’ Rolls Over in Week 2

Rank: 3   •   Show: “Pooch Perfect”   •   Net: ABC  •   Total Viewers: 3.896 million   •   Not perfect, but not bad.  Also Read: Greg Gutfeld’s Late-Night Debut on Fox News More Than Doubles Don Lemon’s Audience on CNN

Rank: 2   •   Show: “United States of Al”   •   Net: CBS   •   Total Viewers: 5.070 million   •  The debut audience for Chuck Lorre’s latest CBS sitcom looks pretty good — until you consider that “Law & Order: Organized Crime” premiered the same evening.  Also Read: Dr Oz Pulls Worst Ratings Among Post-Trebek ‘Jeopardy!’ Hosts

Rank: 1   •   Show: “Law & Order: Organized Crime”   •   Net: NBC   •   Total Viewers: 7.557 million   •  Dick Wolf’s latest NBC procedural sure attracted a mob.  Also Read: Why Did Hallmark Channel Cancel ‘Home & Family’ When Viewership Was at an All-Time High?
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