or


[02/08/13 - 08:24 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Wins with Gains from "Big Bang Theory," "Two and a Half Men"
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for thursday, february 7, 2013)

Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

CBS (14.226 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.5, #1) was the network to beat on Thursday with originals from "The Big Bang Theory" (18.849 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.1, #1), "Two and a Half Men" (14.145 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.1, #T2), "Person of Interest" (15.162 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.2, #4) and "Elementary" (11.020 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.3, #7).

FOX (9.609 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.1, #2) then claimed the silver with new episodes of "American Idol" (13.153 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.1, #T2) and "Glee" (6.065 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.2, #8).

Next up was ABC (7.199 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #3) with an encore of "Shark Tank" (4.779 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #12) followed by new episodes of "Grey's Anatomy" (8.822 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.1, #5) and "Scandal" (7.996 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.8, #6).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.206 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) served up the return of "Community" (3.978 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.8, #11) alongside new episodes of "Parks & Recreation" (3.832 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 2.0, #10), "The Office" (4.250 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.1, #9), "1600 Penn" (2.814 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T13) and week two of "Do No Harm" (2.180 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.7, #15).

And finally, originals from "The Vampire Diaries" (2.499 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T13) and "Beauty and the Beast" (1.519 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #16) on The CW (2.009 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Diaries" delivered a 1.7 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Beast" a 0.8 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+17.65% - Parks & Recreation (vs. 1/24/13)
+15.09% - The Big Bang Theory
+10.71% - Grey's Anatomy
+5.13% - Two and a Half Men
+4.76% - Glee
+4.55% - Elementary
+3.70% - Scandal
0.00% - Person of Interest
0.00% - The Office
-8.89% - American Idol
-14.29% - Beauty and the Beast
-15.38% - 1600 Penn (vs. 1/24/13)
-15.38% - The Vampire Diaries
-22.22% - Do No Harm

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Parks & Recreation (vs. 30 Rock)
+21.74% - Scandal (vs. Private Practice)
+20.59% - Two and a Half Men (vs. Rob)
+20.00% - Community (vs. 30 Rock)
+10.91% - The Big Bang Theory
-3.03% - Person of Interest
-4.35% - Glee (vs. The Finder)
-8.33% - The Vampire Diaries
-16.00% - The Office
-20.51% - Grey's Anatomy
-20.69% - Elementary (vs. The Mentalist)
-25.00% - Beauty and the Beast (vs. The Secret Circle)
-28.07% - American Idol
-38.89% - 1600 Penn (vs. Up All Night)
-53.33% - Do No Harm (vs. The Voice (Repeat))

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," 2.6/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.9/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.6/7.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.7/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.0/5.

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.6/5 in metered-market households and a 0.6/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

* From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/4 in metered-market households) trailed CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.4/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) trailed "Late Late Show" (0.5/3).

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/9/12):

FOX (12.22 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.0, #1) held onto the top demo honors on Thursday with new episodes of "American Idol" (17.92 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.7, #1) and "The Finder" (6.52 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T8).

CBS (14.32 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.6, #2) however was the most-watched network with new episodes of "The Big Bang Theory" (16.06 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.5, #2), "Rob" (11.00 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.4, #4), "Person of Interest" (15.07 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.3, #5) and "The Mentalist" (14.36 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.9, #6).

Next up was ABC (7.32 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.6, #3) with original installments of "Winter Wipeout" (5.24 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T12), "Grey's Anatomy" (10.10 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.9, #3) and "Private Practice" (6.63 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T8).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.93 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #4) offered up its mix of "30 Rock" (3.89 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T12), another "30 Rock" (3.81 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.6, #11), "The Office" (5.16 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.5, #7), "Up All Night" (3.70 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.8, #10) and a repeat of "The Voice" (3.50 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T12).

And finally, new episodes of "The Vampire Diaries" (2.97 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.2, #15) and "The Secret Circle" (1.77 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.8, #16) rounded out the night on The CW (2.37 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Diaries" posted a 1.7 rating while "Circle" delivered a 1.0 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
15.38% - 30 Rock
14.29% - The Secret Circle
11.43% - Grey's Anatomy
5.56% - American Idol
3.57% - The Mentalist
1.85% - The Big Bang Theory
0.00% - Rob
0.00% - Person of Interest
0.00% - Private Practice
0.00% - Up All Night
0.00% - The Vampire Diaries
-4.17% - The Finder
-7.41% - The Office
-16.67% - Winter Wipeout

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+41.03% - The Big Bang Theory (vs. The Big Bang Theory)
+25.93% - Rob (vs. Bleep My Dad Says)
+17.86% - Person of Interest (vs. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation)
+14.29% - The Secret Circle (vs. Nikita)
+6.67% - 30 Rock - 8:30 (vs. Perfect Couples)
0.00% - Grey's Anatomy
0.00% - The Mentalist
0.00% - The Vampire Diaries
-14.81% - Private Practice
-16.67% - 30 Rock - 8:00 (vs. Community)
-20.83% - American Idol
-30.30% - The Finder (vs. Bones)
-30.56% - The Office
-30.77% - Up All Night (vs. Parks & Recreation)
-31.82% - Winter Wipeout

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," 2.9/8; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.2/8; 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," 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.7/3; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.5/5 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" (0.7/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.0/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





  [may 2015]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)











most recent ratings | view all posts
[05/22/15 - 10:25 AM]
E! Delivers Ratings Highs Led by "Keeping Up with the Kardashians: About Bruce" Special and Season Finale of "The Royals"
E! further spins the numbers for Sunday, May 17.

[05/22/15 - 08:32 AM]
"500 Questions" Earns ABC's Best Summer Rating in its Slot Since August 2013
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 21.

[05/22/15 - 08:31 AM]
"Mad Men" Finale Is Series' Highest-Rated Episode Ever Among Total Viewers and Adults 25-54
AMC further spins the numbers for Sunday, May 17.

[05/22/15 - 08:21 AM]
NBC's "Red Nose Day" Was No. 1 Among the Big 4 Networks in the 10 p.m. Hour
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 21.

[05/22/15 - 07:01 AM]
NBA Western Conference Finals Game 2 Delivers 47 Percent Ratings Increase from Last Time on ESPN
ESPN spins the numbers for Thursday, May 21.

[05/21/15 - 03:43 PM]
Updated: ABC's 2014-15 Primetime Ratings
ABC further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[05/21/15 - 02:26 PM]
Update: NBC Wins the 2014-15 Primetime Season in Adults 18-49, Claims Its Second Consecutive September-to-May Crown
NBC further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[05/21/15 - 02:09 PM]
Final: ABC's 2015 May Sweep Ratings
ABC further spins the numbers for the May sweeps period.

[05/21/15 - 10:58 AM]
The Final Broadcast of the "Late Show with David Letterman" Delivers 13.76 Million Viewers - Its Largest Audience Since 1994
CBS spins the late-night numbers for Wednesday, May 20.

[05/21/15 - 08:57 AM]
"Mysteries of Laura" Captures Its Top Results Since February 25
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 20.

[05/21/15 - 08:31 AM]
ABC's "500 Questions" Opens Solidly Against CBS' "Survivor" Finale
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 20.

[05/21/15 - 08:22 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Survivor" Finale Tops Viewers, Demos for CBS
The Eye closes the May sweeps period on top in both categories.

[05/20/15 - 08:41 AM]
ABC Is the Most-Watched TV Net on the Final Tuesday of the Season as the "Dancing with the Stars" Finale Ranks as the Night's Top Show
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 19.

[05/20/15 - 08:35 AM]
"The Voice" Jumps 33% Week to Week and Beats NBC's Season Average in the Slot by 65%
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 19.

[05/20/15 - 08:25 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Wraps Season on Top in Demos for NBC
The Peacock leads the night among adults 18-49 while ABC is the most-watched network.