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[11/08/11 - 08:39 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Terra Nova" Surges Week-to-Week for FOX
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for monday, november 7, 2011)

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

CBS (11.35 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.0, #1) was the network to beat among adults 18-49 on Monday with its usual mix of "How I Met Your Mother" (10.36 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 4.4, #3), "2 Broke Girls" (11.34 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.5, #2), "Two and a Half Men" (14.52 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.1, #1), "Mike & Molly" (11.99 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.2, #4) and "Hawaii Five-0" (9.95 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 3.0, #6).

ABC (15.77 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.1, #2) then was the most-watched network with new episodes of "Dancing With the Stars" (18.02 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.3, #5) and "Castle" (11.27 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.5, #9).

Next up was FOX (7.61 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.7, #3) which saw upticks from "Terra Nova" (7.67 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.6, #8) and "House" (7.54 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.7, #7).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.97 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) was still out of the hunt with new episodes of "The Sing-Off" (4.20 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #10) and "Rock Center With Brian Williams" (3.51 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #11).

And finally, new episodes of "Gossip Girl" (1.27 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12) and "Hart of Dixie" (1.39 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12) on The CW (1.33 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) rounded out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Gossip Girl" delivered a 1.0 rating while "Dixie" posted a 1.1 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+23.81% - Terra Nova
+17.86% - Dancing With the Stars
+10.53% - Mike & Molly
+8.51% - Two and a Half Men
+8.00% - House
+7.32% - How I Met Your Mother
+7.14% - 2 Broke Girls
+3.45% - Hawaii Five-0
0.00% - The Sing-Off
0.00% - Rock Center With Brian Williams
0.00% - Gossip Girl (vs. 10/24/11)
-13.79% - Castle
-25.00% - Hart of Dixie (vs. 10/24/11)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - House (vs. Lie to Me)
+45.16% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. Rules of Engagement)
+25.71% - How I Met Your Mother
+15.91% - Two and a Half Men
+13.51% - Mike & Molly
+3.45% - Hawaii Five-0
-10.71% - Castle
-16.67% - Rock Center With Brian Williams (vs. Chase)
-17.65% - The Sing-Off (vs. Decision Points: A Conversation With George W. Bush/The Event)
-21.43% - Dancing With the Stars
-25.00% - Gossip Girl (vs. 90210)
-29.73% - Terra Nova (vs. House)
-33.33% - Hart of Dixie (vs. Gossip Girl)

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," 2.4/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.6/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.4/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/6.

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

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) trailed CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.4/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) 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 0.4/3 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 (11/8/10):

ABC (17.51 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.7, #1) was king once again on Monday thanks to new episodes of "Dancing With the Stars" (20.38 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.2, #2) and "Castle" (11.75 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.8, #9).

CBS (10.63 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.4, #2) then had to settle for second place with new episodes of "How I Met Your Mother" (9.08 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 3.5, #5), "Rules of Engagement" (8.64 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 3.1, #7), "Two and a Half Men" (14.02 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.4, #1), "Mike & Molly" (11.35 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.7, #T3) and "Hawaii Five-0" (10.34 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.9, #8).

Next up was FOX (7.48 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.7, #3) with the return of "House" (9.65 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.7, #T3) followed by a new "Lie to Me" (5.30 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.8, #10).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.70 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) offered up its "Decision Points: A Conversation With George W. Bush" (7.03 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T11) special alongside new episodes of "The Event" (5.52 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T11) and "Chase" (4.54 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #13).

And finally, new episodes of "90210" (1.85 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #15) and "Gossip Girl" (1.81 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #14) on The CW (1.83 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): Lie to Me (20.00% vs. 10/25/10), Dancing With the Stars (5.00%), House (2.80% vs. 10/18/10), Mike & Molly (2.80%), Castle (0.00%), Hawaii Five-0 (-3.30%), How I Met Your Mother (-5.40%), Two and a Half Men (-6.40%), Chase (-7.70% vs. 10/25/10), Rules of Engagement (-8.80%), Gossip Girl (-10.00%), The Event (-15.00% vs. 10/25/10), 90210 (-20.00%).

In late-night metered market ratings, ABC's "Nightline" (3.7/9) took top honors ahead of CBS's "Letterman" (2.5/7) and NBC's "Leno" (2.7/7). Rounding out the night then were "Kimmel" (1.7/5) on ABC "Ferguson" (1.4/5) on CBS and "Fallon" (1.2/4) and "Daly" (0.7/3) on NBC.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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