[12/02/09 - 11:44 AM]
ABC's "Scrubs" Opener Surges from Its Lead with Young Adults
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, December 1.

[via press release from ABC]

Quick Take for Tuesday, December 1, 2009 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

Opposite Established Competition, ABC's "Scrubs" Opener Surges from its Lead With Young Adults and Wins its Half-Hour Over NBC's "Loser" in Men 18-34

Building on its Lead-in Among Key Demos, "Scrubs" at 9:30pm Wins by 28% in Men 18-34 and Stands as the Night's No. 1 TV Show with Young Men

At 9:30pm, "Scrubs" Matches the Series' Highest-Rated Telecast In Men 18-34 and Men 18-49 Since its ABC Premiere in January 2008

"Scrubs" (9:00-9:30 p.m.)

Surging from its Adult 18-49 lead-in at 9:00 p.m. (+33% - 2.0/5 vs. 1.5/4) against stiff established competition, ABC's season premiere of "Scrubs" finished No. 1 in its half-hour among hard-to-reach Men 18-34, besting second-place NBC's "Biggest Loser" by 11% (2.1/7 vs. 1.9/6). In addition, the ABC comedy earned second place in the half-hour with Men 18-49 (2.0/6).

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

Building on its lead-in among Adults 18-34 and key Men (M18-34/M18-49), a second episode of "Scrubs" also won its half-hour among hard-to-reach Men 18-34, defeating NBC's "Loser" by an even wider margin of 28% (2.3/7 vs. 1.8/6). In fact ABC's back-to-back episodes of "Scrubs" finished as the Top 2 TV shows on Tuesday night with Men 18-34.

� At 9:30 p.m. among Men 18-49 (2.3/7) and Men 18-49 (2.1/6), "Scrubs" matched the series' highest-rated telecast since its ABC premiere on January 6, 2009.

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), 12/1/09.

  [december 2009]  


most recent ratings | view all posts
[10/07/15 - 08:40 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Shares Demo Crown with NBC
"NCIS" and "NCIS: New Orleans" are two of only three series even or above from last week among adults 18-49.

[10/06/15 - 09:30 AM]
"Scorpion" Grows in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, October 5.

[10/06/15 - 09:03 AM]
"48 Hours: The Doctor's Daughter" Is Saturday's #1 Non-Sports Broadcast with Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, October 3.

[10/06/15 - 08:40 AM]
"Blindspot" Retains 96% of Last Week's 18-49 Rating
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, October 5.

[10/06/15 - 08:35 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Voice," "Blindspot" Keep NBC on Top
The Peacock leads the night in total viewers and adults 18-49 for the third consecutive week.

[10/06/15 - 08:28 AM]
"Dancing with the Stars" Is Monday's Most Social Program for the 4th Week in a Row
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, October 5.

[10/05/15 - 03:34 PM]
Discovery Channel Delivers Third Consecutive Record-Breaking Quarter in Ratings and Viewership
Discovery spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2015.

[10/05/15 - 01:43 PM]
Major League Baseball Delivers FOX Sports a Triple Crown in 2015
FOX Sports spins the numbers for its MLB coverage to date this season.

[10/05/15 - 01:34 PM]
Velocity Rings in Four Year Anniversary with Its Best Third Quarter Ever in Primetime
Velocity spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2015.

[10/05/15 - 10:59 AM]
FOX 3-Day Ratings: "Empire" Jumps 40% in Adults 18-49; Tops #2 Show by More Than 2 Full Rating Points
FOX further spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 30.

[10/05/15 - 09:43 AM]
Series Premiere of "Code Black" Grows by Nearly 3 Million Viewers and 53% in Adults 18-49 with Live +3-Day Viewing
CBS further spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 30.

[10/05/15 - 09:39 AM]
Momentum Gaining for Discovery Family Channel with Growth Across All Dayparts in 3Q15
Discovery Family Channel spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2015.

[10/05/15 - 08:33 AM]
"Quantico" Spikes Over Its Lead-In, Holds Its Debut Rating and Boosts Its Slot by 46%
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, October 4.

[10/05/15 - 08:32 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Puts NBC on Top; Sparks FOX Growth
The latter's hour worth of coverage bumps up its comedies by double digits from last week's premieres.

[10/05/15 - 08:12 AM]
Saints Overtime Win Over Cowboys Is Up 8% from the "SNF" Matchup for Week 4 of the NFL Season in 2014
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, October 4.