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[11/09/11 - 08:35 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Biggest Loser" Weighs In With Season High
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for tuesday, november 8, 2011)

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

CBS (15.84 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1) was the network to beat on Tuesday with its usual lineup of "NCIS" (20.31 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.1, #1), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (15.59 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.4, #3) and "Unforgettable" (11.62 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.4, #T7).

FOX (6.30 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.9, #2) then claimed the silver with fresh installments of "Glee" (6.90 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 3.1, #4), "New Girl" (6.80 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 3.5, #2) and "Raising Hope" (4.62 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 2.1, #9).

Next up was NBC (6.28 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.3, #3) with season high numbers from "The Biggest Loser 12" (6.81 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.4, #T7) and a new "Parenthood" (5.24 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.0, #10).

Meanwhile, ABC (10.41 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #4) offered up its mix of "Last Man Standing" (9.21 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.6, #6), "Man Up!" (6.22 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T11), "Dancing With the Stars" (14.85 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.7, #5) and "In the Spotlight with Robin Roberts: All Access Nashville" (8.64 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T11).

And finally, new episodes of "90210" (1.55 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #13) and "Ringer" (1.69 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #14) on The CW (1.62 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) rounded out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "90210" delivered a 1.4 rating while "Ringer" posted a 1.1 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - 90210
+6.90% - Glee
+5.13% - NCIS
+4.35% - The Biggest Loser 12
+4.35% - Unforgettable
0.00% - Last Man Standing
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - New Girl
-3.57% - Dancing With the Stars
-5.56% - Man Up!
-9.09% - Parenthood
-12.50% - Ringer
-16.00% - Raising Hope

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+61.54% - Raising Hope (vs. Running Wilde)
+34.62% - New Girl (vs. Raising Hope)
+18.18% - Last Man Standing (vs. No Ordinary Family)
+9.09% - Unforgettable (vs. The Good Wife)
+5.13% - NCIS
+3.03% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - 90210 (vs. One Tree Hill)
0.00% - The Biggest Loser 12
0.00% - Ringer (vs. Life Unexpected)
-4.76% - Parenthood
-20.59% - Dancing With the Stars
-22.73% - Man Up! (vs. No Ordinary Family)
-31.11% - Glee

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," 2.6/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.8/8; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.2/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/6.

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," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

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" (0.5/4 in 18-49) 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 0.4/3 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 (11/9/10):

CBS (15.84 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.2, #T1) and FOX (7.64 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.2, #T1) split the demo crown on Tuesday as the latter offered up new episodes of "Glee" (10.83 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 4.5, #1), "Raising Hope" (5.94 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.6, #5) and "Running Wilde" (2.97 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #11).

The Eye then served up fresh installments of "NCIS" (19.77 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.9, #2), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (15.54 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.3, #4) and "The Good Wife" (12.22 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T7).

Next up was ABC (10.82 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #3) with new episodes of "No Ordinary Family" (7.84 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T7), "Dancing With the Stars" (16.84 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.4, #3) and "Detroit 187" (7.78 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.8, #10).

Meanwhile, NBC (6.21 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.3, #4) went with its mix of "The Biggest Loser" (6.80 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.4, #6) and "Parenthood" (5.03 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.1, #9).

And finally, new episodes of "One Tree Hill" (1.74 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #12) and "Life Unexpected" (1.52 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #13) on The CW (1.63 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): No Ordinary Family (10.00% vs. 10/26/10), Dancing With the Stars (9.70%), Running Wilde (8.30% vs. 10/19/10), Parenthood (5.00% vs. 10/26/10), The Biggest Loser (0.00%), Raising Hope (0.00% vs. 10/26/10), NCIS: Los Angeles (-2.90% vs. 10/26/10), NCIS (-4.90% vs. 10/26/10), Glee (-6.30% vs. 10/26/10), The Good Wife (-8.30% vs. 10/26/10), Detroit 187 (-10.00% vs. 10/26/10), One Tree Hill (-20.00%), Life Unexpected (-22.20%).

In late-night metered market ratings, ABC's "Nightline" (3.2/8) took top honors over NBC's "Leno" (2.5/7) and CBS's "Letterman" (3.0/8). Rounding out the night then were "Kimmel" (1.7/6) on ABC "Ferguson" (1.5/6) on CBS and "Fallon" (1.2/4) and "Daly" (0.7/3) on NBC.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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