or


[10/21/09 - 08:36 AM]
Shark Tank Finale Jumps to Series Highs
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 20.

[via press release from ABC]

Shark Tank Finale Jumps to Series Highs

On its first-season finale in the 8pm hour against stiff original competition (CBS' NCIS, NBC's Biggest Loser and Fox's AL MLB Playoff Game), ABC's Shark Tank jumped week to week by 1 million viewers and by 19% in Adults 18-49, hitting series-highs on both Nielsen measures. In Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, Shark Tank posted ABC's top series numbers in the time period in more than 9 months � since 1/6/09.

Surging week to week, ABC's Dancing with the Stars Results hit season-highs in Tuesday's 9 o'clock hour for the 2nd week in a row with Total Viewers and Adults 18-49.

During the 10 o'clock hour, ABC's the forgotten beat NBC's Jay Leno by 2.2 million viewers and by 11% in Adults 18-49. In the hour, Leno posted to another Tuesday low in viewers and young adults (matching last week in the demo).

Quick Take for Tuesday, October 20, 2009 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Program Ratings)

ABC Delivers its Strongest Numbers on the Night In Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 Since Premiere Tuesday

Growing its Audience for the 5th Consecutive Telecast, "Shark Tank" Hits Series Highs in its First Season Finale in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49

"DWTS the Results" Delivers Season Highs at 9pm in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49

"the forgotten" Outperforms NBC's "Jay Leno" in Viewers and Young Adults

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

Growing week to week in viewers and young adults for the 2nd week in a row, ABC's Tuesday lineup delivered the Net's largest audience (9.4 million) and highest Adults 18-49 number (2.3/6) on the night since premiere Tuesday (9/22/09).

"Shark Tank" (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

On its first-season finale in the 8 o'clock hour against stiff original competition (CBS' "NCIS," NBC's "The Biggest Loser" and Fox's "AL MLB Playoff Game"), ABC's "Shark Tank" jumped week to week by 1.0 million viewers and by 19% in Adults 18-49, hitting series-highs on both Nielsen measures. In fact, "Shark Tank" saw its Total Viewer count grow for the 5th consecutive telecast. In Total Viewers (6.2 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.9/5), "Shark Tank" posted ABC's top series numbers in the time period in more than 9 months � since 1/6/09.

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

Surging week to week, ABC's "Dancing with the Stars the Results" hit season-highs in Tuesday's 9 o'clock hour for the 2nd week in a row with Total Viewers (14.2 million) and Adults 18-49 (3.2/8). "DWTS the Results" outdrew its unscripted competition in the hour, the second half of NBC's "The Biggest Loser," by 3.9 million viewers (10.3 million). Last night's telecast featured a dance tribute to Michael Jackson, as well as a performance from eight-time Grammy Award � winner Norah Jones. Olympic swimming gold medalist Natalie Coughlin was the sixth dancer to be eliminated from the competition this season.

"the forgotten" (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

During the 10 o'clock hour, ABC's "the forgotten" beat NBC's "Jay Leno" by 2.2 million viewers (7.6 million vs. 5.4 million) and by 11% in Adults 18-49 (2.0/5 vs. 1.8/5).

� On average, "the forgotten" is improving the time period year to year for ABC, growing its hour over the same nights last year in both Total Viewers (8.4 million vs. 8.2 million) and Adults 18-49 (2.3/6 vs. 2.1/6).

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 more than 33% currently, from 28% 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), 10/20/09.





  [october 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· BIGGEST LOSER, THE (NBC)
· DANCING WITH THE STARS (ABC)
· FORGOTTEN, THE (ABC)
· JAY LENO SHOW, THE (NBC)
· NCIS (CBS)
· SHARK TANK (ABC)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[09/22/17 - 08:24 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Pulls in Front with "Gotham," "Orville"
Said duo combines to take the adults 18-49 crown last night.

[09/21/17 - 08:20 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "America's Got Talent" Win Summer Finale Showdown
The Peacock holds off "Big Brother" on CBS and "MasterChef" on FOX.

[09/20/17 - 08:19 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Got Talent" Cruise to Victory
The Peacock easily tops the night among total viewers as well as adults 18-49.

[09/19/17 - 12:30 PM]
"Younger's" Fourth Season Marks Highest-Rated and Most-Watched in Series History
TV Land further spins the numbers for the series to date.

[09/19/17 - 12:02 PM]
"The Orville" Posts FOX's Largest Drama Premiere Since "Empire" in Multi-Platform Viewers with 12.2 Million Viewers
FOX further spins the numbers for the series to date.

[09/19/17 - 08:19 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Pulls in Front with "DWTS" Return
The Alphabet's reality franchise is back on par with a year ago.

[09/18/17 - 08:28 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL on NBC, FOX Overshadow Emmys on CBS
The annual telecast is down 16% in early results among adults 18-49.

[09/17/17 - 09:06 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: College Football Continues Its Reign for ABC
The Alphabet once again wins the night among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/16/17 - 08:35 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Splits Demo Crown with NBC
The Eye gets another bump on the night from a special edition of "Big Brother."

[09/15/17 - 02:28 PM]
Comedy Central's Eight-Day "South Park" Marathon Leads to Big Ratings and a Big Season 21 Premiere
Comedy Central spins the numbers for the week of September 6-13.

[09/15/17 - 02:06 PM]
"The Orville" Posts FOX's Largest Drama Premiere Since "Empire" in Live+3 Ratings and Multi-Platform Viewers
FOX further spins the numbers for Sunday, September 10.

[09/15/17 - 11:01 AM]
Starz Original Drama Series "Outlander" Returned to Starz on Sunday Night to Record Viewership
Starz spins the numbers for Sunday, September 10.

[09/15/17 - 08:34 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Edges ABC for Demo Crown
The Alphabet gets a boost from its latest "Truth and Lies" special.

[09/14/17 - 02:05 PM]
"Broad City's" 4th Season Premiere Scores Highest Ratings Since Its Series Premiere
Comedy Central spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 13.

[09/14/17 - 08:51 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers, Shares Demo Crown with FOX
"America's Got Talent" once again leads the night in both categories.