or


[12/16/10 - 08:50 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: Originals on CBS Top the Night
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for wednesday, december 15, 2010)

Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

CBS (12.13 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1) was the network to beat with its all original lineup of "Survivor: Nicaragua" (12.38 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.5, #1), "Criminal Minds" (13.80 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.2, #2) and "The Defenders" (10.21 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T6).

NBC (7.87 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2) then claimed the silver with the penultimate night of "The Sing-Off" (8.38 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.9, #3) followed by a repeat of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (6.86 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T6).

Next up was FOX (5.84 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3) with a new "Human Target" (5.79 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T9) and the season finale of "Hell's Kitchen" (5.90 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.6, #4).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.76 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) offered up its all-repeat lineup of "The Middle" (5.76 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T9), "Better With You" (4.53 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T11), "Modern Family" (5.88 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T6), another "Modern Family" (5.87 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.1, #5), "Cougar Town" (3.50 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T11) and another "Cougar Town" (3.04 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.2, #13).

And finally, repeats of "The Vampire Diaries" (1.37 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T14) and another "The Vampire Diaries" (1.26 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T14) on The CW (1.31 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): Hell's Kitchen (13.00%), The Sing-Off (11.50%), The Defenders (0.00%), Survivor: Nicaragua (-2.80%), Human Target (-6.30%), Criminal Minds (-8.60%)

In late-night metered market ratings, ABC's "Nightline" (3.2/7) took top honors over NBC's "Leno" (3.4/8) and CBS's "Letterman" (3.0/7). Rounding out the night then were "Kimmel" (1.6/5) on ABC "Ferguson" (1.5/5) on CBS and "Fallon" (1.8/6) and "Daly" (1.0/4) on NBC.


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/16/09):

CBS (11.99 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1) claimed top honors on Wednesday thanks to new episodes of "The New Adventures of Old Christine" (7.82 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.4, #5), "Gary Unmarried" (7.92 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #4), "Criminal Minds" (14.60 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.7, #1) and "CSI: NY" (13.50 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.1, #2).

The silver then went to FOX (7.03 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2) with the two-hour season finale of "So You Think You Can Dance" (7.03 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.6, #3).

Next up was NBC (6.23 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3) with night three of "The Sing-Off" (6.87 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.1, #7), a second hour of "The Sing-Off" (6.36 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.2, #6) and a new "The Jay Leno Show" (5.46 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.6, #12).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.92 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #4) offered up repeats of "Disney's Prep & Landing" (6.79 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.0, #8), "The Middle" (5.51 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.7, #11), "Modern Family" (5.22 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.9, #9), "Cougar Town" (4.62 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.8, #10) and a new "Eastwick" (3.69 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.3, #13).

And finally, repeats of "The Vampire Diaries" (1.34 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #15) and another "The Vampire Diaries" (1.38 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14) on The CW (1.36 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) rounded out the evening.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





  [december 2010]  
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
[12/09/16 - 09:50 AM]
"Mariah's World" Series Premiere Event Delivers 2.2MM A18-49 and Nearly 4MM Total Viewers Across E! and Bravo on Sunday Night
E! further spins the numbers for Sunday, December 4.

[12/09/16 - 08:29 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts with "Thursday Night Football"
The Peacock cruises to victory among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/08/16 - 11:55 AM]
Tuesday's "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" Tops Late Night with Its Largest Tuesday Audience Since Oct. 2015
CBS spins the late-night numbers for Tuesday, December 6.

[12/08/16 - 10:07 AM]
"Criminal Minds" Tops "Empire" in Viewers for the First Time
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 7.

[12/08/16 - 09:24 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Hairspray Live!" Sparks NBC to Victory
The Peacock leads the evening among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/08/16 - 06:18 AM]
"Hairspray Live!" Delivers NBC's Best In-Season Wednesday Average in Four Years, Excluding Olympics, in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 7.

[12/07/16 - 09:16 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demo Race with "This Is Us"
The Peacock's new drama paves the way for an adults 18-49 victory.

[12/07/16 - 08:04 AM]
"VH1 Divas Holiday: Unsilent Night" Scores Nearly Two Million Total Viewers
VH1 spins the numbers for Monday, December 5.

[12/06/16 - 03:13 PM]
#DCWeek Gives The CW Its Most Watched Week in Six Years
The CW spins the numbers for the week of November 28-December 4.

[12/06/16 - 01:04 PM]
FOX Sports Scores with College Football Conference Championship Weekend
FOX Sports spins the numbers for the week of November 28-December 4.

[12/06/16 - 10:55 AM]
Hallmark Channel's "Countdown to Christmas" Leads Cable Ratings for Sixth Consecutive Weekend
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the week of November 28-December 4.

[12/06/16 - 09:17 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers, Demos with "The Voice"
CBS takes a close second among adults 18-49, powered by "The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show."

[12/06/16 - 08:42 AM]
Investigation Discovery Earns Strong Double Digit Growth in November
Investigation Discovery further spins the numbers for the month of November.

[12/05/16 - 05:29 PM]
For the First Time, "This Is Us" Beats "Empire" in L+3 18-49 Ratings for the Primetime Week
NBC further spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 29 and Wednesday, November 30.

[12/05/16 - 03:28 PM]
OWN's "Queen Sugar" Season Finale Ranks as #1 Cable Telecast for Women Wednesday Night Delivering 2.76 Million Total Viewers
OWN further spins the numbers for the series to date.