or


[10/01/09 - 08:51 AM]
ABC's Wednesday Freshman 8-10pm Comedy Block Delivers
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 30.

[via press release from ABC]

ABC's Wednesday Freshman 8-10pm Comedy Block Delivers

Early info ahead of the regular press release...

ABC's 2-hour Comedy Block (8-10pm): ABC's all-freshman 8-10pm comedy block exhibited impressive compatibility and audience flow, surging an amazing 64% from start to finish (2.2/7 to 3.6/9), against fierce established competition on the other nets. In addition, ABC's Wednesday comedy block registered improvements of 1.8 million viewers (9.0 million vs. 7.2 million) an 11% in Adults 18-49 over the Net's performance in the 2-hour time period on the same night last year with season premiere programming (3.0/9 vs. 2.7/7- Pushing Daisies/Private Practice). In fact, ABC was up in all 4 half-hours over the same night last year in both Total Viewers and Adults 18-49.

Hank (8-8:30p): Debuting as the most-watched TV show at 8pm (8.5 million), ABC's Hank also stood as the #1 comedy in its half-hour among Adults 18-49 (2.2/7), beating CBS' time period veteran Old Christine by 1.3 million viewers and by 10% in young adults (7.2 million and 2.0/6). Hank generated ABC's largest overall audience in the half-hour with series programming in nearly 2 years � since 11/14/07.

The Middle (8:30-9p): Jumping from its lead-in by 14% in young adults (2.5/7), ABC's The Middle also opened as the most-watched television show overall in its slot (8.6 million) and as the #1 comedy in the 8:30pm half-hour, outpacing CBS' veteran sit-com Gary Unmarried in solid margins with viewers and young adults. In addition, The Middle beat out NBC's freshman Mercy by 19% (2.1/6) in the half-hour. The Middle substantially boosted its time slot year to year for ABC, topping the year-ago Pushing Daisies premiere by 2.7 million viewers and by 25% in Adults 18-49 (2.0/6).

Modern Family (9-9:30p): Building on The Middle at 9pm by 48% in Adults 18-49, the second week of Modern Family retained 88% of its big week-ago series debut young adult audience. Modern Family won its half-hour over Criminal Minds (ranking #1 for the 2nd week in a row) to stand as Wednesday's #1 TV show in the key young adult sales demo (3.7/10).

Cougar Town (9:30-10p): Retaining 97% of its Adult 18-49 lead-in, ABC's Cougar Town finished as Wednesday's #2 TV show (3.6/9 - tied w/ Wednesday veteran Criminal Minds). Cougar Town also held a solid 82% of its substantial week-ago series debut audience among young adults.

Eastwick (10-11pm): Opposite CBS' time-period veteran CSI: NY, ABC's freshman Eastwick earned second place in the 10 o'clock hour, defeating NBC's Jay Leno for the 2nd week in a row in both Total Viewers (by 10%) and Adults 18-49 (by 26%).

Quick Take for Wednesday, September 30, 2009 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Ratings)

Showing Impressive Compatibility Throughout, ABC's 8-10pm Freshman Comedy Block Improves Each Half-Hour for the Network Year to Year

The Most-Watched TV Show at 8pm, "Hank" Opens with ABC's Biggest Audience in the Slot with a Series Telecast in Nearly 2 Years

The Most-Watched Show at 8:30pm, "The Middle" Boosts its Time Slot for ABC By 2.7 Million Viewers and by 25% in Adults 18-49 Over the Year-ago Night

Wednesday's No. 1 TV Show in Adults 18-49, "Modern Family" Surges From its Lead-in to Earn First Place at 9pm for the 2nd Straight Week

With Near-Perfect Lead-in Retention, "Cougar Town" is the Night's No. 2 Show In Adults 18-49 and the Top Comedy in Women 18-34 for the 2nd Straight Week

ABC's "Eastwick" Beats "Leno" at 10pm for the 2nd Week in a Row and Grows Over its Week-Ago Debut in Women 18-34 to Lead its Competition in the Hour

Wednesday Night Freshman Comedy Block (8:00-11:00 p.m.)

ABC's 2-hour Wednesday comedy block exhibited impressive compatibility and audience flow, surging a substantial 64% from start to finish in Adults 18-49 (2.2/7 to 3.6/9) against fierce established competition on the other nets. ABC ranked No. 1 from 8:00-10:00 p.m. (3.0/9), tied with Fox.

� The Wednesday comedy block registered year-to-year improvements for ABC of 1.8 million viewers (9.0 million vs. 7.2 million) and 11% in Adults 18-49 (3.0/9 vs. 2.7/7) over the Net's performance in the 2-hour time period on the same night last year with season premiere programming ("Pushing Daisies"/"Private Practice"). In Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, ABC was up in all 4 half-hours over the same night last year.

"Hank" (8:00-8:30 p.m.)

Debuting as the most-watched TV show at 8:00 p.m. (8.5 million), ABC's "Hank" also stood as the No. 1 comedy in its half-hour among Adults 18-49 (2.2/7), beating CBS' time period veteran "Old Christine" (7.2 million and 2.0/6) by 1.3 million viewers and by 10% in young adults. The new ABC comedy also delivered first place in the slot with Adults 25-54 and Men 18-49.

� "Hank" generated ABC's largest overall audience in the half-hour with series programming in nearly 2 years � since 11/14/07.

"The Middle (8:30-9:30 p.m.)

Jumping from its lead-in by 14% in young adults (2.5/7), ABC's "The Middle" also debuted as the most-watched television program overall (8.6 million) in its time slot and as the No. 1 comedy, outpacing CBS' veteran sit-com, "Gary Unmarried," by solid margins. Like its lead-in, "The Middle" also took top honors in its half-hour with Adults 25-54 and Men 18-49.

� "The Middle" substantially boosted its time slot year to year for the Network, topping the year-ago "Pushing Daisies" premiere by 2.7 million viewers (8.6 million vs. 5.9 million) and by 25% in Adults 18-49 (2.5/7 vs. 2.0/6).

"Modern Family" (9:00-9:30 p.m.)

Building on "The Middle" at 9:00 p.m. by 48% in Adults 18-49, the second week of "Modern Family" delivered strong retention of its big week-ago series debut in Adults 18-34 (97%) and Adults 18-49 (88%). "Modern Family" won its half-hour over "Criminal Minds" (finishing No. 1 in the slot for the 2nd week in a row) to stand as Wednesday's No. 1 show in the key young adult sales demo (3.7/10).

� The ABC freshman comedy also won its slot across all key Men (M18-34/M18-49/M25-54) to stand as the evening's top-rated show with Men 18-49 and Men 18-34.

"Cougar Town" (9:30-10:00 p.m.)

Retaining 97% of its Adult 18-49 lead-in, ABC's "Cougar Town" finished a strong No. 2 to CBS' veteran "Criminal Minds" at 9:30 p.m. in Total Viewers (9.1 million) and Adults 18-49 (3.6/9), while holding the No. 1 position with Men 18-34 for the 2nd straight week.

� "Cougar Town" tied "Criminal Minds" as Wednesday's No. 2 TV show in Adults 18-49, while registering as the night's top-rated half-hour comedy in Women 18-34 for the 2nd straight week.

"Eastwick" (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

Opposite CBS' time-period veteran "CSI: NY," ABC's freshman "Eastwick" earned second place in the 10 o'clock hour, defeating NBC's "Jay Leno" for the 2nd week in a row in both Total Viewers (+10% - 6.6 million vs. 6.0 million) and Adults 18-49 (+26% - 2.4/7 vs. 1.9/5).

� Growing from its week-ago series debut by 8%, "Eastwick" won its time period among Women 18-34, beating "CSI: NY" in the hour by 12% (2.8/8 vs. 2.5/8).

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 33% currently, from 27% at the same point in 2007. 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), 9/30/09.

Quick Take for Wednesday, September 30, 2009 (National Live + Same Program Ratings)

Showing Impressive Compatibility Throughout, ABC's 8-10pm Freshman Comedy Block Ranks No. 1 in Adults 18-49, Beating Fox's Primetime

"Modern Family" and "Cougar Town" Tie for the Night's No. 1 TV Show

The Most-Watched TV Show at 8pm, "Hank" Opens with ABC's Biggest Audience in the Slot with a Series Telecast in Nearly 2 Years

The Most-Watched Show at 8:30pm, "The Middle" Boosts its Time Slot for ABC By 2.8 Million Viewers and by 30% in Adults 18-49 Over the Year-ago Night

"Modern Family" Places No. 1 at 9pm in Adults 18-49 for the 2nd Straight Week

With Perfect Lead-in Retention, ABC's "Cougar Town" Qualifies as Wednesday's No. 1 TV Show in Adults 18-49 for the 2nd Straight Week

ABC's "Eastwick" Beats "Leno" at 10pm for the 2nd Week in a Row and Grows Over its Week-Ago Debut in Women 18-34 to Lead its Competition in the Hour

Wednesday Night Freshman Comedy Block (8:00-10:00 p.m.) ABC's debut of its 2-hour Wednesday comedy block ranked No. 1 from 8:00-10:00 p.m., beating Fox's primetime line-up by 3% (3.1/9 vs. 3.0/9 � "So You Think You Can Dance"/"Glee"). The Net's comedies exhibited impressive compatibility and audience flow, surging a substantial 81% from start to finish in Adults 18-49 (2.1/7 to 3.8/10) against fierce established competition on the other nets.

� The Wednesday comedy block registered year-to-year improvements for ABC of 1.8 million viewers (9.0 million vs. 7.2 million) and 15% in Adults 18-49 (3.1/9 vs. 2.7/7) over the Net's performance in the 2-hour time period on the same night last year with season premiere programming ("Pushing Daisies"/"Private Practice"). In Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, ABC was up in all 4 half-hours over the same night last year.

"Hank" (8:00-8:30 p.m.)

Debuting as the most-watched TV show at 8:00 p.m. (8.3 million), ABC's "Hank" also stood as the No. 1 comedy in its half-hour among Adults 18-49 (2.1/7), beating CBS' time period veteran "Old Christine" (6.7 million and 1.9/6) by 1.6 million viewers and by 11% in young adults. The new ABC comedy also delivered first place in the slot with Adults 25-54 and Men 18-49.

� "Hank" generated ABC's largest overall audience in the half-hour with series programming in nearly 2 years � since 11/14/07.

"The Middle" (8:30-9:30 p.m.)

Jumping from its lead-in by 24% in young adults (2.6/8), ABC's "The Middle" also debuted as the most-watched television program overall (8.7 million) in its time slot and as the No. 1 comedy, outpacing CBS' veteran sit-com, "Gary Unmarried," by solid margins. Like its lead-in, "The Middle" also took top honors in its half-hour with Adults 25-54 and Men 18-49.

� "The Middle" substantially boosted its time slot year to year for the Network, topping the year-ago "Pushing Daisies" premiere by 2.8 million viewers (8.7 million vs. 5.9 million) and by 30% in Adults 18-49 (2.6/8 vs. 2.0/6).

"Modern Family" (9:00-9:30 p.m.)

Building on "The Middle" at 9:00 p.m. by 46% in Adults 18-49, the second week of "Modern Family" delivered strong retention of its big week-ago series debut among Adults 18-49 (90%) and built on its week-earlier debut by 3% in Adults 18-34 (3.2/10 vs. 3.1/10). "Modern Family" won its half-hour over "Criminal Minds" (finishing No. 1 in the slot for the 2nd week in a row) to stand as Wednesday's No. 1 show in the key young adult sales demo (3.8/10-tie).

"Cougar Town" (9:30-10:00 p.m.)

Showing perfect young adult lead-in retention (100% in both AD18-34/AD18-49), ABC's "Cougar Town" qualified as Wednesday's No. 1 TV program for the 2nd week in a row among Adults 18-49 (3.8/10-tie).

"Eastwick" (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

Opposite CBS' time-period veteran "CSI: NY," ABC's freshman "Eastwick" earned second place in the 10 o'clock hour, defeating NBC's "Jay Leno" for the 2nd week in a row in both Total Viewers (+8% - 6.6 million vs. 6.1 million) and Adults 18-49 (+21% - 2.3/7 vs. 1.9/5).

� Growing from its week-ago series debut by 8%, "Eastwick" won its time period among Women 18-34, beating "CSI: NY" in the hour by 12% (2.8/8 vs. 2.5/8).

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 33% currently, from 27% at the same point in 2007. 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 (National, Live + Same Day Program Ratings), 9/30/09.





  [october 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· COUGAR TOWN (TBS)
· CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS)
· CSI: NEW YORK (CBS)
· EASTWICK (ABC)
· GARY UNMARRIED (CBS)
· HANK (ABC)
· JAY LENO SHOW, THE (NBC)
· MERCY (NBC)
· MIDDLE, THE (ABC)
· MODERN FAMILY (ABC)
· NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE, THE (CBS)
· PUSHING DAISIES (ABC)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[03/27/17 - 01:02 PM]
"RuPaul's Drag Race" Sashays Over to VH1 with Most Watched Episode in Franchise History
VH1 spins the numbers for Friday, March 24.

[03/27/17 - 12:51 PM]
2017 NCAA Tournament Scores Increases in Television Viewership Through Elite 8, Along with All-Time Records Across Digital and Social Platforms
CBS and Turner spin the numbers for their NCAA coverage to date.

[03/27/17 - 12:50 PM]
"Big Little Lies" Achieves Series High as It Approaches Finale This Sunday, April 2
HBO further spins the numbers for the series to date.

[03/27/17 - 08:24 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Gets a Boost from NCAA Overrun
The Eye wins the night among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[03/26/17 - 08:41 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos on Low Key Night
The latest installment of "SNL Vintage" leads the night among adults 18-49.

[03/25/17 - 08:29 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NCAA Coverage Puts CBS on Top
The Eye easily wins the evening in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[03/24/17 - 01:20 PM]
"Into the Badlands" Is 2017's #1 Returning Cable Series
AMC further spins the numbers for Sunday, March 19.

[03/24/17 - 08:41 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Pulls in Front with NCAA Coverage
The Eye wins the night among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[03/23/17 - 09:25 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Empire" Returns on Top for FOX
The network leads the night among adults 18-49.

[03/22/17 - 09:19 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "The Voice" Stay on Top
ABC, CBS, FOX and The CW split the silver among adults 18-49.

[03/21/17 - 08:23 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Holds Off "DWTS" Return in 18-49
ABC's reality franchise however wins the night among total viewers.

[03/20/17 - 04:01 PM]
OWN Drama Series Deliver Strong Ratings with Season Finale of "The Haves and the Have Nots" and Season Two Premiere of "Greenleaf"
OWN further spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 14 and Wednesday, March 15.

[03/20/17 - 01:59 PM]
Travel Channel's Hit Series "Expedition Unknown" Scores Highest-Rated Episode Ever
Travel Channel further spins the numbers for Wednesday, March 15.

[03/20/17 - 12:50 PM]
2017 NCAA Tournament Is Most-Watched in 24 Years Across Television Through First Sunday, Plus Record-Setting Digital Consumption
CBS and Turner spin the numbers for their NCAA coverage to date.

[03/20/17 - 12:49 PM]
2017 People's Choice Award Winner for "Favorite Cable TV Comedy," Freeform's "Baby Daddy," Hits 9-Month Highs for Its Season 6 Premiere
Freeform further spins the numbers for Monday, March 13.