or


[02/17/11 - 08:56 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: Expanded "Idol" Dings Competition
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for wednesday, february 16, 2011)

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

FOX (22.84 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 8.1, #1) was the network to beat on Wednesday with its newly expanded two-hour "American Idol" (22.84 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 8.1, #1).

CBS (12.30 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.2, #2) then claimed the silver with the bow of "Survivor: Redemption Island" (11.17 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.2, #T4) followed by a new "Criminal Minds" (12.83 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.2, #T4) and the launch of "Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior" (12.91 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.3, #3).

Next up was ABC (6.67 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #3) and its mix of "The Middle" (7.96 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.3, #7), "Better With You" (5.86 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.8, #9), "Modern Family" (10.54 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 4.3, #2), "Mr. Sunshine" (7.01 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.6, #6) and "Off the Map" (4.33 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #10).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.85 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) offered up "Minute to Win It #1" (3.84 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #11), "Minute to Win It #2" (3.45 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #12) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (7.25 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.2, #8).

And finally, repeats of "Nikita" (1.32 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13) and "The Vampire Diaries" (0.79 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) on The CW (1.06 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): American Idol (-2.40%), Better With You (-10.00%), The Middle (-11.50%), Criminal Minds (-13.50%), Modern Family (-14.00%), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (-15.40%), Minute to Win It #1 (-15.40%), Off the Map (-21.10%), Mr. Sunshine (-29.70%), Minute to Win It #2 (-56.50%).

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," 2.9/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.8/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.9/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/4.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.8/4; "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) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.4/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

At 1:35 a.m., Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 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 (2/17/10):

NBC (29.26 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 8.9, #1) returned to the top spot on Wednesday with its "Winter Olympics 2010 (29.26 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 8.9, #1) coverage.

FOX (12.78 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.5, #2) then had to settle for second place with new episodes of "Human Target" (7.14 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3) and "American Idol" (18.42 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 6.9, #2).

Next up was CBS (6.87 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) with its all-repeat lineup of "The New Adventures of Old Christine" (4.91 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T9), "Gary Unmarried" (4.43 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T9), "Criminal Minds" (7.96 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #5) and "CSI: NY" (7.99 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.86 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) offered up its mix of "Modern Family" (5.09 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T6), "The Middle" (4.66 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T6), another "Modern Family" (4.37 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T6), another "The Middle" (3.20 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #12), "Cougar Town" (3.14 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T9) and another "Cougar Town" (2.70 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #13).

And finally, repeats of "Life Unexpected" (1.34 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14) and "Gossip Girl" (0.61 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) on The CW (0.98 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) rounded out the evening.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





  [february 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
[09/02/14 - 01:20 PM]
"Houdini" Mesmerizies 3.7 Million Viewers
History spins the numbers for Monday, September 1.

[09/02/14 - 10:30 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "MasterChef," "American Ninja Warrior" Top Demos
FOX and NBC both share the adults 18-49 crown last night.

[09/01/14 - 10:01 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Demos with "Big Brother"
The show's latest installment is the night's number one program among adults 18-49.

[09/01/14 - 10:00 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: "Saturday Night Football" Returns on Top for ABC
The Alphabet leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/01/14 - 09:53 AM]
"Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" Matches Its Top 18-49 Rating Since July 26
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, August 30 and Sunday, August 31.

[08/30/14 - 09:09 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, NBC Split the Demo Crown
CBS then remains the most-watched network last night.

[08/30/14 - 08:52 AM]
NBC Ties for #1 for the Night in Adults 18-49 Among the Big 4 Networks
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, August 29.

[08/29/14 - 09:03 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: Another Week, Another "Big Brother" Victory
CBS leads the night once again among adults 18-49 and total viewers.

[08/29/14 - 07:35 AM]
BBC America's "Intruders" Pulls 1.223 Million Viewers
BBC America further spins the numbers for Saturday, August 23.

[08/28/14 - 08:36 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Wins Its Time Slot Among the Big 4 in Every Key Measure and Is the #1 Show of the Night in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 27.

[08/28/14 - 08:29 AM]
ABC's "Motive" Finale Is Up 13% to Tie a 10-Week High and Grows Over Its Year-Ago Finale
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 27.

[08/28/14 - 08:19 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother" Puts CBS on Top in Demos
Plus: "America's Got Talent" helps NBC lead the night among total viewers.

[08/27/14 - 02:34 PM]
Finale of "Pretty Little Liars" Is the Summer's #2 Most-Tweeted Drama/Comedy Telecast, Behind Only Its Summer Premiere
ABC Family spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 26.

[08/27/14 - 08:51 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Wins Its Two-Hour Time Period Among the Big 4 by a Margin of 91% and by 65% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 26.

[08/27/14 - 08:35 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: Another Week, Another "Got Talent" Win for NBC
The show's latest installment leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.