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[01/25/11 - 08:54 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Lie to Me" Surges in FOX Victory
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for monday, january 24, 2011)

Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

FOX (9.05 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1) was the network to beat on Monday with a new "House" (10.44 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.7, #1) followed by an above average "Lie to Me" (7.66 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.5, #5).

ABC (9.16 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2) then had to settle for silver with fresh installments of "The Bachelor" (9.20 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.8, #3) and "Castle" (9.09 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.4, #6).

Next up was CBS (8.04 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #3) with repeats of "How I Met Your Mother" (7.16 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.3, #7), "Rules of Engagement" (7.05 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.2, #8), "Two and a Half Men" (11.41 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.0, #2), "Mike & Molly" (9.51 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.6, #4) and "Hawaii Five-0" (6.55 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.7, #11).

Meanwhile, NBC (7.48 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4) offered up new episodes of "Chuck" (6.18 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.0, #10), "The Cape" (5.89 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.6, #12) and "Harry's Law" (10.37 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #9).

And finally, the return of "90210" (1.70 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #14) and "Gossip Girl" (1.59 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #13) on The CW (1.65 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): Lie to Me (38.90%), Castle (9.10% vs. 1/10/11), The Bachelor (3.70%), House (2.80%), Chuck (0.00%), Harry's Law (0.00%), The Cape (-11.10%), Gossip Girl (-18.20% vs. 12/6/10), 90210 (-20.00% vs. 12/6/10).

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 3.3/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5 with an encore; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.2/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/5.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.6/4 with an encore; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

At 1:35 a.m., Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/25/10):

FOX (12.43 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.3, #1) coasted to victory on Monday thanks to new episodes of "House" (14.17 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.2, #1) and "24" (10.69 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.3, #5).

The silver then went to ABC (11.14 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.6, #2) with new episodes of "The Bachelor" (11.44 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.9, #3) and "Castle" (10.54 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.1, #6).

Next up was CBS (9.05 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.8, #3) with its all-repeat lineup of "How I Met Your Mother" (6.10 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.1, #9), "Accidentally on Purpose" (5.60 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.0, #10), "Two and a Half Men" (12.06 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.8, #4), "The Big Bang Theory" (11.46 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.0, #2) and "CSI: Miami" (9.55 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.6, #7).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.17 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4) offered up first runs of "Chuck" (6.94 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.5, #8), "Heroes" (4.29 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.9, #11) and "The Jay Leno Show" (4.28 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #12).

And finally, a new "One Tree Hill" (2.21 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #13) and week two of "Life Unexpected" (2.13 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.0, #14) on The CW (2.17 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5) rounded out the evening.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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