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[11/08/12 - 08:26 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Special Sparks "Chicago Fire" to Series High
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for wednesday, november 7, 2012)

Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

NBC (9.30 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.2, #1) rose to the top spot with a special Wednesday edition of "The Voice" (10.41 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.7, #2) followed by a new "Chicago Fire" (7.09 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T9) - a series high.

ABC (8.01 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.8, #2) then claimed the silver with its mix of "The Middle" (9.10 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.8, #5), "The Neighbors" (6.98 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.1, #11), "Modern Family" (12.29 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.7, #1), "Suburgatory" (7.64 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.9, #4) and "Nashville" (6.01 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 2.0, #12).

Next up was CBS (10.86 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #3) with originals from "Survivor: Philippines" (10.26 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.7, #T6), "Criminal Minds" (12.03 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.0, #3) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (10.31 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T9).

Meanwhile, FOX (6.99 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.6, #4) fell to fourth place despite new episodes of "The X Factor" (6.92 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.5, #8) and "The X Factor" (7.06 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.7, #T6).

And finally, new episodes of "Arrow" (3.69 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.3, #13) - matching its series high - and "Supernatural" (2.32 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.0, #14) - equalling its season high - on The CW (3.01 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Arrow" delivered a 1.1 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Supernatural" a 0.9 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+53.33% - Chicago Fire
+30.00% - Arrow
+20.83% - Suburgatory
+16.67% - The Neighbors
+14.63% - Modern Family
+12.50% - Survivor: Philippines
+12.00% - The Middle (vs. 10/24/12)
+11.11% - Nashville
+11.11% - Supernatural
+4.17% - The X Factor - 8:00
+3.45% - Criminal Minds
0.00% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
-3.57% - The X Factor - 9:00

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+164.29% - The Voice (vs. Up All Night/Up All Night (Repeat)/Harry's Law)
+160.00% - Arrow (vs. America's Next Top Model (Repeat))
+25.00% - Supernatural (vs. America's Next Top Model)
+21.05% - Chicago Fire (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
-2.08% - Modern Family (vs. The 45th Annual CMA Awards)
-8.00% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
-11.76% - Criminal Minds
-12.90% - Survivor: Philippines
-30.56% - The X Factor - 8:00
-32.50% - The X Factor - 9:00
-39.58% - Suburgatory (vs. The 45th Annual CMA Awards)
-41.67% - The Middle (vs. The 45th Annual CMA Awards)
-56.25% - The Neighbors (vs. The 45th Annual CMA Awards)
-58.33% - Nashville (vs. The 45th Annual CMA Awards)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

* In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 3.0/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.9/8; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.9/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/5.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.8/4; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/4.

* At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.6/6 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.5/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.5/3).

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.0/5 in metered-market households and a 0.5/4 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/9/11):

ABC (16.32 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.8, #1) surged in front on Wednesday with its coverage of "The 45th Annual CMA Awards" (16.32 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.8, #1).

FOX (10.14 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.7, #2) then claimed the silver with fresh installments of "The X Factor" (9.85 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.6, #3) and a second "The X Factor" (10.43 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.0, #2).

Next up was CBS (10.66 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.0, #3) with new episodes of "Survivor: South Pacific" (10.60 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.1, #5), "Criminal Minds" (11.31 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.4, #4) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (10.09 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.5, #6).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.95 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) offered up its mix of "Up All Night" (4.79 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.8, #8), a repeat of "Up All Night" (3.51 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #10), "Harry's Law" (7.06 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #9) and, with a series low among adults 18-49, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (6.64 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.9, #7).

And finally, an encore of "America's Next Top Model" (0.98 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12) led into a new "America's Next Top Model" (1.65 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11) on The CW (1.31 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Top Model" posted a 0.8 rating at 8:00/7:00c and a 1.3 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+18.18% - Harry's Law
0.00% - Up All Night
0.00% - America's Next Top Model
-2.44% - The X Factor - 9:00
-2.70% - The X Factor - 8:00
-5.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-5.56% - Criminal Minds
-7.41% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
-11.43% - Survivor: South Pacific

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Up All Night (vs. Undercovers)
+44.00% - The X Factor - 8:00 (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
+38.89% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (vs. The Defenders)
+37.93% - The X Factor - 9:00 (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
+13.33% - Criminal Minds
+11.76% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. Law & Order: Los Angeles)
-3.13% - Survivor: South Pacific
-11.11% - America's Next Top Model (vs. Hellcats)
-35.00% - Harry's Law (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 3.1/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.6/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.8/9; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/6.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.8/4; "Nightline," 1.2/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.6/6 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.4/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.5/3).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.0/5 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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