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[10/19/11 - 08:37 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Takes Demo Crown With Special "X Factor"
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for tuesday, october 18, 2011)

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

FOX (10.15 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.8, #1) was the network to beat on Tuesday thanks to special editions of "The X Factor" (9.94 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 3.6, #3) and a second "The X Factor" (10.35 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 4.0, #1).

CBS (15.41 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.2, #2) then claimed the silver with its lineup of "NCIS" (19.01 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.8, #2), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (15.33 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.3, #4) and "Unforgettable" (11.87 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.5, #7).

Next up was ABC (10.68 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #3) with week two of "Last Man Standing" (10.20 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.0, #5) followed by the premiere of "Man Up!" (7.80 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.4, #8) and fresh installments of "Dancing With the Stars" (13.55 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.6, #6) and "Body of Proof" (9.50 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T10).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.09 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4) offered up new episodes of "The Biggest Loser 12" (5.15 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T10) and "Parenthood" (4.97 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.0, #9).

And finally, new episodes of "90210" (1.44 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #13) and "Ringer" (1.79 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #12) on The CW (1.62 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "90210" delivered a 1.2 rating while "Ringer" posted a 1.1 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - 90210
+8.70% - Unforgettable
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - Ringer
0.00% - Body of Proof
-2.56% - NCIS
-4.76% - Parenthood
-5.00% - The Biggest Loser 12
-9.09% - Last Man Standing
-18.75% - Dancing With the Stars

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+36.36% - Last Man Standing (vs. No Ordinary Family)
+14.29% - Ringer (vs. Life Unexpected)
+9.09% - Man Up! (vs. No Ordinary Family)
+5.26% - Parenthood
0.00% - Body of Proof (vs. Detroit 187)
-3.85% - Unforgettable (vs. The Good Wife)
-9.52% - NCIS
-15.38% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-16.13% - Dancing With the Stars
-24.00% - The Biggest Loser 12
-30.00% - 90210 (vs. One Tree Hill)

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," 2.8/7 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/6 with an encore; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.4/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/5 with an encore.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.8/4 with an encore; "Nightline," 1.1/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3 with an encore.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/5 in metered-market households with an encore) tied CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) tied "Late Late Show" (0.5/3).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/19/10):

With FOX (4.61 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #4) opting for mostly repeats, CBS (15.76 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.6, #1) had no trouble taking home top honors thanks to "NCIS" (19.08 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.2, #1), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (15.98 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.9, #2) and "The Good Wife" (12.23 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.6, #4).

The silver then went to ABC (10.32 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2) and its combination of "No Ordinary Family" (7.41 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.2, #6), "Dancing With the Stars" (15.27 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.1, #3) and "Detroit 187" (8.28 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T8).

Next up was NBC (6.31 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #3) with fresh installments of "The Biggest Loser" (7.02 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.5, #5) and "Parenthood" (4.89 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T8).

Meanwhile, the aforementioned FOX offered up repeats of "Glee" (5.55 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.0, #7) and "Raising Hope" (4.35 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.7, #10) followed by a new "Running Wilde" (3.01 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #11).

And finally, new episodes of "One Tree Hill" (1.90 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #12) and "Life Unexpected" (1.53 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #13) on The CW (1.72 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): NCIS: Los Angeles (11.40%), NCIS (7.70%), Detroit 187 (5.60%), One Tree Hill (0.00%), The Good Wife (0.00%), The Biggest Loser (-3.80%), No Ordinary Family (-4.30%), Parenthood (-5.00%), Dancing With the Stars (-8.80%), Life Unexpected (-12.50%), Running Wilde (-20.00%).

In late-night metered market ratings, ABC's "Nightline" (3.2/7) took top honors over NBC's "Leno" (2.3/6) and CBS's "Letterman" (2.6/6). Rounding out the night then were "Kimmel" (1.7/5) on ABC "Ferguson" (1.3/5) on CBS and "Fallon" (1.1/4) and "Daly" (0.7/3) on NBC.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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