or


[03/25/09 - 11:18 AM]
Growing Week to Week, ABC Marks Its Strongest Tuesday in 4 Months
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 24.

[via press release from ABC]

Quick Take for Tuesday, March 24, 2009 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

Growing Week to Week, ABC Marks its Strongest Tuesday in 4 Months

ABC's Broad-Appealing "DWTS Results" Takes Second in the 9pm Hour in Viewers and Adults 18-34, While Finishing No. 1 in its Slot with Key Women

"Dancing with the Stars Results" Jumps Over its Week-Ago Season Opener, Surging Week to Week by 3.0 Million Viewers and by 32% in Adults 18-49

For the 2nd Consecutive Week, ABC News' "Primetime: What Would You Do?" Achieves a Season-High in Viewers

Tuesday Night (8:00-11:00 p.m.)

Excluding only Inauguration Night on 1/20/09, ABC marked its strongest Tuesday in 4 months in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 � since 11/25/08.

"Dancing with the Stars Results" (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Jumping from its week-earlier season premiere by wide margins in viewers and young adults, ABC's "Dancing with the Stars Results" was the second-most-watched show its highly-competitive 9 o'clock time period to CBS' "NCIS," outdrawing NBC's time-slot regular, "Biggest Loser," by 6.5 million viewers (15.7 million vs. 9.2 million). The wide-appealing ABC unscripted series also earned second in the hour with Adults 18-34, beating "NCIS" by 13% (2.7/8 vs. 2.4/7), while finishing No. 1 in the slot with Women 18-49 (5.2/12) and Women 25-54 (6.7/14). "DWTS Results" also registered as the night's No. 1 broadcast program with Teens 12-17 (1.7/6) and Kids 2-11 (1.7/7), beating out its network rivals by solid margins. Actress Denise Richards was the second celebrity dancer eliminated from the competition this season.

� "DWTS Results" surged over its week-ago season opener by 3.0 million viewers (15.7 million vs. 12.7 million) and by 32% in Adults 18-49 (3.7/10 vs. 2.8/7).

� The dancing results program produced a season-high for ABC with regular programming in the time slot among Women 18-34 (3.7/10).

"Primetime: What Would You Do?" (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

During the 10 o'clock hour against the final hour of NBC's "Biggest Loser" and CBS' "The Mentalist," ABC News' "Primetime: What Would You Do?" achieved a season-high in Total Viewers (8.5 million) for the 2nd straight week. "What Would You Do?" equaled a season-best with Adults 25-54 (3.2/8).

A note about increasing DVR penetration and year-to-year rating comparisons: Year-to-year rating comparisons based on the Live + Same Day data stream are distorted by the level of DVR penetration in the Nielsen sample, which has jumped up to 30% currently, from 23% at the same point in 2008. More viewers are watching shows on their own timetables, which may not be reflected in the overnight next day numbers. The only truly valid year-to-year comparison would be one based on the Live + 7 Day metric, once those stats are released by Nielsen.

Source: Nielsen Media Research (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings), 3/24/09.





  [march 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· BIGGEST LOSER, THE (NBC)
· DANCING WITH THE STARS (ABC)
· MENTALIST, THE (CBS)
· NCIS (CBS)
· PRIMETIME (ABC)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[09/01/15 - 12:16 PM]
Disney Channel Routs Summer Competition for 4th-Consecutive Year in Total Viewers and Major Youth Demographics
Disney Channel further spins the numbers for the summer to date.

[09/01/15 - 12:11 PM]
ABC Family Is the Summer's #1 Cable TV Network for the 3rd Time in Last 4 Summers in Women 18-34
ABC Family further spins the numbers for the summer to date.

[09/01/15 - 11:31 AM]
NBC's Saturday Afternoon Coverage of American Pharoah's 2nd Place Finish Is Most Watched Travers Stakes in 20 Years
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, August 29.

[09/01/15 - 10:56 AM]
"Ninja Warrior" Ties Its Top 18-49 Rating in Three Years and Delivers Its #2 Most-Watched Episode Ever
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, August 31.

[09/01/15 - 10:27 AM]
"The Whispers" Season Finale Hits 4-Week Highs in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, August 31.

[09/01/15 - 10:26 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "American Ninja Warrior" Reclaim Top Spots
The Peacock easily wins the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/31/15 - 01:40 PM]
Bravo Media's "Below Deck" Earns Highest-Rated Season Premiere in Series History with 1.6 Million Total Viewers
Bravo further spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 25.

[08/31/15 - 08:40 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Preseason Again Tops Charts, This Time for NBC
The Peacock's coverage of Cardinals/Raiders leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/30/15 - 08:36 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Rides NFL Preseason to Another Victory
Coverage of the Seahawks and the Chargers tops the charts in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/30/15 - 08:31 AM]
Encore of "Saturday Night Live" Matches the Show's Highest Metered-Market Household Rating in 10 Weeks
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, August 29.

[08/29/15 - 08:37 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Climbs to Top Spot with NFL Preseason
Coverage of the Lions at the Jaguars leads the night among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/29/15 - 08:34 AM]
Encore of "America's Got Talent" Ties for #2 in Its Time Period Among the Big 4 Networks in Men 18-34 and Men 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, August 28.

[08/28/15 - 08:47 AM]
"Food Fighters" Matches Its Season High in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, August 27.

[08/28/15 - 08:38 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother," "Big Bang" Continue Win Streak for CBS
The Eye has won the past 11 Thursdays among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/27/15 - 11:09 AM]
Jimmy Fallon Tops His Broadcast Competition for the Late-Night Ratings Week of Aug. 17-21 in All Key Categories
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 17-21.