or


[12/30/10 - 08:31 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Repeats Snag Demo Crown
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for wednesday, december 29, 2010)

Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

ABC (5.06 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) snagged top demo honors on Wednesday with its mix of "The Middle" (6.40 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #4), "Better With You" (5.22 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T6), "Modern Family" (6.13 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T2), "Modern Family" (6.08 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1), "Cougar Town" (3.68 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T6) and "Cougar Town" (2.82 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.2, #10).

CBS (7.58 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) however took a close second place with repeats of "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.94 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #9), "Criminal Minds" (9.28 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T2) and "The Defenders" (6.53 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #8).

Next up was NBC (5.26 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with a new "Undercovers" (4.46 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T13) followed by repeats of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.52 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T11) and another "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (6.79 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #5).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.87 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up second runs of "Human Target" (3.94 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T11) and another "Human Target" (3.79 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T13).

And finally, The CW (1.35 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) did the same with "Hellcats" (1.51 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T15) and another "Hellcats" (1.19 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T15).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): Undercovers (-18.20%).

In late-night metered market ratings, NBC's "Leno" (3.0/7) took top honors over ABC's "Nightline" (2.7/6) and CBS's "Letterman" (2.6/6). Rounding out the night then were "Kimmel" (1.2/4) on ABC, "Ferguson" (1.3/4) on CBS and "Fallon" (1.4/4) and "Daly" (0.9/3) on NBC.


Here are the highlights of the 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/30/09):

CBS (9.23 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) claimed top honors on the penultimate night of 2009 thanks to repeats of "The New Adventures of Old Christine" (6.03 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T3), "Gary Unmarried" (5.56 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #5), "Criminal Minds" (11.04 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) and "CSI: NY" (10.86 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2).

A distant silver then went to NBC (3.76 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) with its mix of "The Office" (3.75 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6), another "The Office" (3.36 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6), yet another "The Office" (3.19 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6), even more "The Office" (3.53 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T3) and "The Jay Leno Show" (4.38 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T11).

Next up was ABC (4.06 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3) with its combination of "Happy New Year, Charlie Brown" (5.24 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6), "The Middle" (4.33 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #14), "Modern Family" (4.46 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6), "Cougar Town" (3.82 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T11) and the departing "Eastwick" (3.26 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T15).

Meanwhile, repeats of "Glee" (3.40 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T15) and another "Glee" (3.59 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T11) put FOX (3.49 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3) in fourth.

And finally, repeats of "One Tree Hill" (1.17 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.5, #17) and "Gossip Girl" (0.83 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.4, #18) on The CW (1.00 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed 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
[08/22/14 - 02:58 PM]
"The Simpsons" Soars on FXX - Day 1 of 12-Day Marathon Delivers Record-Breaking Numbers for Nascent Channel
FXX spins the numbers for Thursday, August 21.

[08/22/14 - 08:45 AM]
"Welcome to Sweden" Equals Its Top 18-49 Rating Since July 24
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, August 21.

[08/22/14 - 08:36 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Rides "Big Brother" to Top Spots
The Eye is the night's most-watched network among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/22/14 - 08:19 AM]
ABC's "Rookie Blue" Season Closer Is Up 22% to Tie a Season High and Tops Its Year-Ago Finale
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, August 21.

[08/21/14 - 06:00 PM]
GSN's Third Episode of Body-Painting Competition Show, "Skin Wars," Delivers Series-High Ratings
GSN spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 20.

[08/21/14 - 11:07 AM]
"The Tonight Show" Sets Nine-Week Highs in 18-49 Demo and Total Viewers for Week of Aug. 11-15
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 11-15.

[08/21/14 - 08:39 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Is the #1 Show of the Night on the Big 4 in Total Viewers and Wins Its Time Period in Every Key Measure
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 20.

[08/21/14 - 08:36 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Pulls in Front with "Big Brother"
The show's latest installment is the night's top draw among adults 18-49.

[08/21/14 - 08:25 AM]
"Motive" Builds to 6-Week Highs in Total Viewers and Young Adults
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 20.

[08/20/14 - 02:15 PM]
Animal Planet's "Treehouse Masters" Is Top of the Charts
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Friday, August 15.

[08/20/14 - 12:44 PM]
Syfy's "Wizard Wars" Makes Magic -- Conjures Up Over One Million Total Viewers
Syfy spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 19.

[08/20/14 - 12:11 PM]
4.5 Million Viewers Turn to WE tv on Night of "Braxton Family Values" and "SWV Reunited" Premieres
WE tv spins the numbers for Thursday, August 14.

[08/20/14 - 08:39 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Ranks as the #1 Show of the Night on the Big 4 in Every Key Measure
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 19.

[08/20/14 - 08:26 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Got Talent" Continues Its Reign for NBC
The Peacock once again leads the night among both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/19/14 - 02:19 PM]
Summer Finales of ABC Family's "Switched at Birth" and "The Fosters" Garner Multi-Week Highs in Total Viewers and Target Demos
ABC Family spins the numbers for Monday, August 18.