or


[06/01/11 - 08:52 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Narrowly Tops NBC in Demos
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for tuesday, may 31, 2011)

Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

ABC (10.77 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.5, #1) narrowly took home top demo honors on Tuesday with its mix of "Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night" (6.30 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.2, #5), "NBA Countdown" (6.93 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.8, #4) and the "NBA Finals, Game 1" (12.84 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 5.5, #1).

NBC (14.77 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.4, #2) nevertheless was the most-watched network with the return of "America's Got Talent" (14.97 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.2, #3) and a new "The Voice" (14.38 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.9, #2).

Next up was CBS (9.04 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) with its all-repeat lineup of "NCIS" (11.12 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #6), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (9.86 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #7) and "The Good Wife" (6.16 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.61 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) offered up encores of "Glee" (2.81 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #8) and "Raising Hope" (2.57 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9) as well as the final original "Traffic Light" (2.24 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11).

And finally, repeats of "One Tree Hill" (0.91 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) and "Hellcats" (0.81 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) on The CW (0.86 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): The Voice (28.90%), Traffic Light (-42.90% vs. 5/10/11).

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 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/5 with an encore. ABC's "Nightline" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live" were delayed by an NBA overrun.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 1.2/5 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/2 with an encore.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.6/5 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.7/4 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

At 1:35 a.m., Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.0/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.5/4 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/1/10):

FOX (7.57 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.4, #1) squeezed out a close adults 18-49 win on Tuesday thanks to the return of "Hell's Kitchen" (6.16 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.9, #4) and the penultimate week of "Glee" (8.99 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.9, #1).

The competitive silver then went to NBC (10.42 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.3, #2) with the two-hour season premiere of "America's Got Talent" (12.29 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.6, #2) followed by the launch of "Losing It With Jillian" (6.67 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.7, #5).

Next up was ABC (8.02 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.8, #3) with a two-hour "Wipeout" (8.31 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.0, #3) special along with a Tuesday edition of "20/20" (7.45 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.4, #6).

Meanwhile, CBS (9.01 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) offered up repeats of "NCIS" (10.71 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #8), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (9.27 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #7) and "The Good Wife" (7.06 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #9).

And finally, repeats of "90210" (0.81 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #10) and "Life Unexpected" (0.78 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11) on The CW (0.79 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) rounded out the evening.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





  [june 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
[09/20/14 - 12:37 PM]
"Dateline NBC" Equals Its Highest Friday 18-49 Rating in 16 Weeks
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, September 19.

[09/20/14 - 08:40 AM]
L3 Ratings: ABC's "Dancing" Premiere Marks Biggest-Ever Playback Lift - Monday's Top Show
ABC further spins the numbers for Monday, September 15.

[09/19/14 - 02:43 PM]
"Thursday Night Football" on CBS and NFL Network Wins in Primetime with Viewers and Ratings
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, September 18.

[09/19/14 - 08:40 AM]
"The Biggest Loser" Ranks as the #1 Non-Sports Telecast on the Big 4 Last Night in Every Key Measure
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, September 18.

[09/19/14 - 08:31 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Dominates with "Thursday Night Football"
The Eye easily wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/18/14 - 04:56 PM]
Fall Premiere of OWN's "For Better or Worse" Delivers 1.2 Million Viewers
OWN spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 17.

[09/18/14 - 01:15 PM]
Hallmark Channel's "Cedar Cove" Ranks #1 in Primetime Among Households, Women 25-54, and Total Viewers in Live+3 Performance
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, September 13.

[09/18/14 - 11:57 AM]
ESPN's Double Digit Audience Increases Generate Most-Viewed WNBA Playoffs Since 2007
ESPN spins the numbers for its WNBA postseason coverage to date.

[09/18/14 - 11:33 AM]
"The Tonight Show," "Late Night" Dominate Broadcast Timeslot Competition for Week of Sept. 8-12
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of September 8-12.

[09/18/14 - 08:49 AM]
Special Preview of "The Mysteries of Laura" Scored the Highest 18-49 Rating in Its Time Period, Excluding Sports, Since February 26
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 17.

[09/18/14 - 08:29 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts with "Got Talent" Finale, "Laura" Premiere
The Peacock easily leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/17/14 - 09:25 AM]
"The Ultimate Fighter" Premiere Attracts 2.54 Million Viewers
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 10.

[09/17/14 - 08:38 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Grows by 32% Week to Week in Adult 18-49 Rating and 16% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 16.

[09/17/14 - 08:30 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Holds Onto Top Spot with "America's Got Talent"
Plus: FOX's "New Girl" and "The Mindy Project" return down more than 30% from a year ago among adults 18-49.

[09/17/14 - 08:24 AM]
ABC's "Dancing" Finishes as Tuesday's Most-Watched TV Show, Outdrawing NBC's Tuesday Finale of "America's Got Talent"
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 16.