Primetime’s double-digit decliners

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Horizon Media’s Brad Adgate has put together a list of series that have seen double-digit drops between the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons.

No surprise: It’s a lengthy list.

Shows reporting a drop of over 20% in total viewers year to year include:

90210, Cold Case, CSI, Fringe, Ghost Whisperer, Gossip Girl, Heroes, Lie to me, Numb3rs, Rules of Engagement, Saturday Night (College) Football, Smallville, Supernatural

And that’s just the list of shows that are still in contention for next year. Others have been dropped off the list because their fate has already been determined, Adgate said.

Here are shows that have dropped between 10% and 20%:

24, 30 Rock, American Idol-Wed, ABC Saturday Movie, Next Top Model, Crimetime Saturday, Criminal Minds, CSI: Miami, Dateline-Sun, Desperate Housewives, Extreme Makeover-Home Edition; Gary Unmarried, Hell’s Kitchen, How I Met Your Mother; Kitchen Nightmares; Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order-Sat; Mentalist, Old Christine, Rules of Engagement

Meanwhile, among the shows that are up with viewers this year:

Amazing Race, Bachelor, Big bang Theory, Biggest Loser (based on fall #’s), Cops, Dateline-Fri, Family Guy, Sunday Night Football (pre-game), Lost, NCIS, NFL Sunday Night Football, Simpsons, Survivor

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