or


[01/27/11 - 08:53 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Idol" Kicks Off Second Week With Win
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for wednesday, january 26, 2011)

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

FOX (25.20 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 9.2, #1) took the top spot on Wednesday with another two-hour "American Idol" (25.20 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 9.2, #1).

CBS (9.86 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T2) then claimed a distant second with its mix of "Live to Dance" (4.75 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #12), "Criminal Minds" (12.85 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.2, #2) and "Blue Bloods" (11.96 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T6).

Sharing the silver was ABC (6.03 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T2) with repeats of "The Middle" (7.01 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T6), another "The Middle" (6.59 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T4) and "Modern Family" (7.35 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.6, #3) followed by new episodes of "Cougar Town" (5.08 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T4) and "Off the Map" (5.09 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.8, #8).

Next up was NBC (4.88 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) with fresh installments of "Minute to Win It" (5.02 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #10), "Chase" (4.14 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #11) and a repeat of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (5.47 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #9).

And finally, repeats of "Nikita" (1.53 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13) and "The Vampire Diaries" (0.94 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) on The CW (1.23 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): Chase (20.00%), Criminal Minds (14.30%), Live to Dance (10.00%), Blue Bloods (0.00%), American Idol (-5.20%), Minute to Win It (-12.50%), Off the Map (-14.30%), Cougar Town (-16.00%).

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," 3.2/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.6/6 with an encore; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.2/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/5.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 1.0/4; "Late Show," 0.8/3 with an encore; "Nightline," 1.2/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.5/5 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/3 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 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/27/10):

FOX (17.24 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.4, #1) was the network to beat on Wednesday with a new "American Idol" (24.74 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 9.2, #1) and its "FOX News Special" (9.74 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.7, #2).

ABC (6.26 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) then offered up its mix of "Modern Family" (5.72 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #5), "The Middle" (5.32 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T6), "ABC News Special" (7.48 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #3) and "Cougar Town" (4.09 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T11).

Next up was NBC (5.71 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) with its combination of "Mercy" (4.15 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T11), "NBC News Special" (7.18 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4) and "The Office" (4.41 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #10).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.43 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) offered up its lineup of "The New Adventures of Old Christine" (5.14 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T8), "Gary Unmarried" (4.81 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T8), "CBS News Special" (6.14 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T6) and "Two and a Half Men" (4.23 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #13).

And finally, repeats of "Gossip Girl" (0.80 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15) and "Life Unexpected" (1.43 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14) on The CW (1.11 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) rounded out the evening.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





  [january 2011]  
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
[07/30/16 - 08:59 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, NBC Share Demo Crown
"Dateline NBC" and "Primetime: What Would You Do?" lead the night among adults 18-49.

[07/29/16 - 01:37 PM]
2.5 Million Watch "Hell on Wheels" Drive Its Last Spike
AMC further spins the numbers for Saturday, July 23.

[07/29/16 - 09:07 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, "Big Brother" Top Charts
The Eye claims the adults 18-49 and the total viewers crown.

[07/28/16 - 12:57 PM]
Premiere of "Elena of Avalor" on Disney Channel and 24-Hour Disney Junior Channel Is the No. 1 Series Telecast Year to Date Across Kid TV Networks
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the series to date.

[07/28/16 - 09:16 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Got Talent" Seal Another Victory
The Peacock once again is the evening's most-watched network in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/27/16 - 11:31 AM]
"The Walking Dead" and "Fear the Walking Dead" 2016 Comic-Con Trailers Rack Up a Record 25 Million Views in Four Days
Since their release on Friday afternoon in San Diego, the season seven trailer for "The Walking Dead" has notched 17.6 million total views across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and AMC.com.

[07/27/16 - 09:05 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "America's Got Talent" Continue Their Reign
The Peacock wins the night among adults 18-49 as well as total viewers.

[07/27/16 - 08:59 AM]
Travel Channel Refreshes Sunday Ratings with Water-Themed Fun
Travel Channel spins the numbers for Sunday, July 24.

[07/26/16 - 09:01 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Charts with "The Bachelorette"
The Alphabet leads the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/25/16 - 01:10 PM]
Destination America Earns #1 Telecast Ever in P25-54 with "Ghosts of Shepherdstown" Season Finale
Destination America further spins the numbers for Sunday, July 17.

[07/25/16 - 10:00 AM]
CBSN Sets New Weekly Viewership Record for Convention & Breaking News Coverage
CBSN spins the numbers for the week of Sunday, July 17 through Saturday, July 23.

[07/25/16 - 09:05 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Fun and Games" Puts ABC on Top
The Alphabet leads the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/24/16 - 09:56 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Tops Demos with UFC Coverage
NBC then is the most-watched network with the feature "The Bourne Identity."

[07/23/16 - 10:58 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: Special "Big Brother" Pushes CBS in Front
The Eye wins the night among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/22/16 - 09:05 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, "Big Brother" Top Viewers, Demos
The Eye wins the night thanks to its summer mainstay.