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[12/11/12 - 08:39 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: Full Hour of "2 Broke Girls" Puts CBS in Front
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for monday, december 10, 2012)

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

CBS (10.58 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1) moved into the top spot on Monday with its mix of "How I Met Your Mother" (9.05 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.3, #T4), a repeat of "The Big Bang Theory" (10.38 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.3, #T4), "2 Broke Girls" (11.78 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.0, #1), another "2 Broke Girls" (11.48 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.9, #2) and "Hawaii Five-0" (10.38 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.7, #6).

NBC (8.37 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2) then had to settle for second place despite a new "The Voice" (12.15 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.8, #3), the premiere of "Take It All" (7.20 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.2, #7) and "Michael Buble Christmas Special" (5.75 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T9).

Next up was ABC (5.60 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3) with originals from "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (5.17 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T11), another "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (5.71 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #8) and a repeat of "Castle" (5.93 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T11).

Meanwhile, FOX (5.12 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3) offered up its third annual "American Country Awards" (5.12 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T9).

And finally, the fall finale of "90210" (1.16 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13) and the penultimate week of "Gossip Girl" (1.03 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14) on The CW (1.09 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "90210" delivered a 1.0 rating while "Gossip Girl" posted a 1.0 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+44.44% - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - 8:00
+36.36% - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - 9:00
+25.00% - Gossip Girl
+22.73% - Hawaii Five-0
+20.00% - 90210
+14.29% - 2 Broke Girls
+10.00% - How I Met Your Mother
-2.56% - The Voice

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - 9:00 (vs. You Deserve It)
+50.00% - 90210 (vs. Hart of Dixie (Repeat))
+27.27% - Michael Buble Christmas Special (vs. Rock Center With Brian Williams)
+18.75% - The Voice (vs. Fear Factor)
0.00% - Gossip Girl (vs. Hart of Dixie (Repeat))
0.00% - 2 Broke Girls - 9:30 (vs. Mike & Molly)
-3.57% - Hawaii Five-0
-13.04% - 2 Broke Girls - 9:00 (vs. Two and a Half Men)
-19.51% - How I Met Your Mother (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-20.00% - American Country Awards (vs. Terra Nova/House (Repeat))
-31.58% - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - 8:00 (vs. I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown)
-37.14% - Take It All (vs. Fear Factor)

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," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.9/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; "Nightline," 0.8/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

* At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/12/11):

CBS (12.02 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.6, #1) held onto the top spot on Monday with a special "2 Broke Girls" (12.46 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.1, #2), a repeat of "2 Broke Girls" (10.25 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.3, #5) and the respective fall finales of "Two and a Half Men" (14.71 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.6, #1), "Mike & Molly" (12.83 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.9, #3) and "Hawaii Five-0" (10.93 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.8, #7).

NBC (7.08 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2) then jumped into second place with the return of "Fear Factor" (8.69 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.2, #6), a second hour of "Fear Factor" (8.52 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 3.5, #4) and a new "Rock Center With Brian Williams" (4.04 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #11). Overall, said lineup delivered the Peacock's best Monday numbers of the season.

Next up was FOX (5.71 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) with a new "Terra Nova" (6.99 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.1, #8) followed by a repeat of "House" (4.42 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #10).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.29 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) was out of the hunt with a repeat of "I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown" (5.30 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.9, #9), a new "You Deserve It" (3.40 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #13) and a repeat of "Castle" (4.16 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #12).

And finally, encores of "Hart of Dixie" (1.42 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15) and another "Hart of Dixie" (1.31 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14) on The CW (1.36 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Dixie" posted a 0.5 rating at 8:00/7:00c and a 0.7 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+22.22% - Rock Center With Brian Williams
-4.55% - Terra Nova (vs. 11/28/11)
-6.67% - Hawaii Five-0
-7.14% - Mike & Molly
-8.00% - Two and a Half Men
-10.00% - You Deserve It
-10.87% - 2 Broke Girls

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+10.81% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. How I Met Your Mother)
+6.06% - Fear Factor - 9:00 (vs. The Sing-Off)
+5.41% - Mike & Molly
+4.55% - Two and a Half Men
-3.03% - Fear Factor - 8:00 (vs. The Sing-Off)
-3.45% - Hawaii Five-0
-12.50% - Terra Nova (vs. House (Repeat))
-15.38% - Rock Center With Brian Williams (vs. Chase (Repeat))
-18.18% - You Deserve It (vs. Mariah Carey: Merry Christmas to You)

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," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.7/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.0/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 1.0/4; "Late Show," 0.8/3; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households with an encore) tied CBS's first-run "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 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 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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