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[11/16/11 - 08:36 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops in Both Viewers, Adults 18-49
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for tuesday, november 15, 2011)

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

CBS (15.38 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.2, #1) held onto the top spot on Tuesday with its usual mix of "NCIS" (19.94 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.0, #1), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (15.02 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.3, #3) and "Unforgettable" (11.19 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.4, #7).

The silver then went to FOX (6.48 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.9, #2) with fresh installments of "Glee" (7.09 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.9, #4), "New Girl" (6.91 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 3.5, #2) and "Raising Hope" (4.83 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 2.2, #8).

Next up was ABC (10.81 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #3) with new episodes of "Last Man Standing" (8.97 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.6, #6), "Man Up!" (6.28 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.7, #12), "Dancing With the Stars" (14.96 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.7, #5) and "Body of Proof" (9.84 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T9).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.79 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4) offered up new episodes of "The Biggest Loser 12" (6.20 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T9) and "Parenthood" (4.96 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.9, #11).

And finally, new episodes of "90210" (1.64 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13) and "Ringer" (1.85 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13) on The CW (1.75 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "90210" delivered a 1.2 rating while "Ringer" posted a 1.0 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+5.00% - Body of Proof (vs. 11/1/11)
+4.76% - Raising Hope
0.00% - New Girl
0.00% - Dancing With the Stars
0.00% - Last Man Standing
0.00% - Unforgettable
0.00% - Man Up!
0.00% - Ringer
-2.44% - NCIS
-2.94% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-5.00% - Parenthood
-6.45% - Glee
-12.50% - The Biggest Loser 12
-12.50% - 90210

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+52.94% - Last Man Standing (vs. No Ordinary Family)
+29.63% - New Girl (vs. Raising Hope)
+22.22% - Raising Hope (vs. Raising Hope (Repeat))
+16.67% - Body of Proof (vs. Detroit 187)
+9.09% - Unforgettable (vs. The Good Wife)
+5.56% - Parenthood
+2.56% - NCIS
0.00% - Man Up! (vs. No Ordinary Family)
0.00% - Ringer (vs. Life Unexpected)
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-16.00% - The Biggest Loser 12
-18.18% - Dancing With the Stars
-22.22% - 90210 (vs. One Tree Hill)
-42.00% - 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," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.9/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.8/9; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/6.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.7/3; "Nightline," 1.3/6; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/4.

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" (0.5/4 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 0.3/3 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 (11/16/10):

FOX (8.35 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.6, #1) was the demo king on Tuesday thanks to a new "Glee" (11.64 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 5.0, #1) followed by a new "Raising Hope" (6.12 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.7, #5) and a repeat of "Raising Hope" (3.99 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T8).

CBS (15.62 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.1, #2) however was the most-watched network with its lineup of "NCIS" (19.41 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.9, #2), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (15.75 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.3, #T3) and "The Good Wife" (11.71 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #7).

Next up was NBC (6.18 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.3, #3) with new episodes of "The Biggest Loser" (6.87 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.5, #6) and "Parenthood" (4.81 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T8).

Meanwhile, ABC (10.75 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #4) offered up first-runs of "No Ordinary Family" (6.69 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.7, #11), "Dancing With the Stars" (17.22 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.3, #T3) and "Detroit 187" (8.36 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T8).

And finally, new episodes of "One Tree Hill" (1.91 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #12) and "Life Unexpected" (1.36 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): One Tree Hill (12.50%), Glee (11.10%), The Biggest Loser (4.20%), Raising Hope (3.80%), Life Unexpected (0.00%), NCIS (0.00%), NCIS: Los Angeles (0.00%), The Good Wife (0.00%), Detroit 187 (0.00%), Dancing With the Stars (-2.90%), Parenthood (-14.30%), No Ordinary Family (-22.70%).

In late-night metered market ratings, ABC's "Nightline" (3.5/8) took top honors over NBC's "Leno" (2.6/7) and CBS's "Letterman" (2.9/7). Rounding out the night then were "Kimmel" (2.0/6) on ABC "Ferguson" (1.4/5) on CBS and "Fallon" (1.2/4) and "Daly" (0.8/3) on NBC.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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