or


[12/15/11 - 08:57 AM]
ABC's Barbara Walters Special Marks Big Year-Over-Year Time-Period Improvement
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 14.

[via press release from ABC]

ABC's Barbara Walters Special Marks Big Year-Over-Year Time-Period Improvement

Some early info on ABC's Wednesday night, ahead of the regular press release.

From 8-9:30pm, ABC's repeat comedies (The Middle/Suburgatory/Modern Family) rose sharply over encore comedies in the 90-minute time period on the same Wednesday last year among Total Viewers (+13%) and Adults 18-49 (+19%).

· The Middle posted its strongest repeat performance of the season and Suburgatory hit the series' best-ever repeat numbers.

· ABC's 9pm repeat Modern Family outdelivered Fox's X Factor-fueled first-run I Hate My Teenage Daughter at 9:30pm by 1.4 million viewers and by 21% in Adults 18-49.

Surging over its repeat Modern Family lead-in at 9:30pm by 1.7 million viewers and gaining audience throughout its 90-minute broadcast, ABC's Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2011 earned second place in its time period with viewers and key Adult demos (AD18-49/AD25-54). In addition, the ABC special, highlighting some of the year's most prominent names in entertainment, sports and politics, finished #1 against its broadcast competition in the slot with Adults 18-34 and Women 18-34. Steve Jobs was named the most fascinating person of 2011.

· Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2011 generated big year-over-year improvement for ABC in the 90-minute time period, with Total Viewers (+102%), Adults 18-49 (+53%) and Adults 25-54 (+61%).

Quick Take for Wednesday, December 14, 2011 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC's Repeat Wednesday Comedies Post Double-Digit Year-Over-Year Growth

ABC's "The Middle" Marks its Strongest Encore Performance this Season And "Suburgatory" Marks the Series' Highest-Ever Repeat Numbers

ABC's Replay "Modern Family" Tops Fox's "X Factor"-Fueled Original Comedy

ABC's "Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2011" Surges Over its Lead-in and Gains Audience Throughout its 90-Minute Broadcast

ABC's "Barbara Walters Special" Scores Big Year-to-Year Time Period Improvement

ABC Repeat Comedies (8:00-9:30 p.m.)

From 8:00-9:30 p.m., ABC's repeat comedies ("The Middle"/"Suburgatory"/"Modern Family") rose sharply over encore comedies in the 90-minute time period on the same Wednesday last year among Total Viewers (+13% - 6.0 million vs. 5.3 million) and Adults 18-49 (+19% - 1.9/5 vs. 1.6/5).

· "The Middle" (6.2 million and 1.7/5) posted its strongest repeat performance of the season and "Suburgatory" (5.2 million and 1.7/5) hit the series' best-ever repeat numbers.

· ABC's 9:00 p.m. repeat "Modern Family" outdelivered Fox's "X Factor"-fueled first-run "I Hate My Teenage Daughter" at 9:30 p.m. by 1.4 million viewers (6.6 million vs. 5.2 million) and by 21% in Adults 18-49 (2.3/6 vs. 1.9/5).

"Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2011" (9:30-11:00 p.m.)

Surging over its repeat "Modern Family" lead-in at 9:30 p.m. by 1.7 million viewers and gaining audience throughout its 90-minute broadcast, ABC's "Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2011" earned second place in its time period with viewers (8.3 million) and key Adult demos: AD18-49 (2.3/6) and AD25-54 (2.9/7). In addition, the ABC special highlighting some of the year's most prominent names in entertainment, sports and politics, finished No. 1 against its broadcast competition in the slot with Adults 18-34 and Women 18-34. Steve Jobs was named the most fascinating person of 2011.

· "Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2011" generated big year-over-year improvement for ABC in the 90-minute time period, with Total Viewers (+102%), Adults 18-49 (+53%) and Adults 25-54 (+61%).

A note about increasing DVR penetration and year-to-year rating comparisons: Year-to-year rating comparisons based on the Live + Same Day data stream are distorted by the level of DVR penetration in the Nielsen sample, which has jumped up to 43% currently, from 38% at the same point in 2010. More viewers are watching shows on their own timetables, which may not be reflected in the overnight next day numbers. The only truly valid year-to-year comparison would be one based on the Live + 7 Day metric, once those stats are released by Nielsen.

Source: The Nielsen Company (Fast Affiliate, Live + Same Ratings), 12/14/11.





  [december 2011]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER (FOX)
· MIDDLE, THE (ABC)
· MODERN FAMILY (ABC)
· SUBURGATORY (ABC)
· X FACTOR, THE (FOX)











most recent ratings | view all posts
[08/27/14 - 08:51 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Wins Its Two-Hour Time Period Among the Big 4 by a Margin of 91% and by 65% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 26.

[08/27/14 - 08:35 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: Another Week, Another "Got Talent" Win for NBC
The show's latest installment leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/27/14 - 08:32 AM]
Night 2 "Bachelor in Paradise" 2-Night Event Holds Steady from Night 1 In Total Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 26.

[08/26/14 - 02:07 PM]
"Fast N' Loud" Roars to #1 Spot in Cable & #2 Spot in All of TV Monday Night
Discovery spins the numbers for Monday, August 25.

[08/26/14 - 11:24 AM]
Disney Channel Sweeps Total Day in Total Viewers and Major Youth Demos
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of August 18-24.

[08/26/14 - 10:54 AM]
NBC's "Emmy" Telecast Delivers the Event's Second-Biggest Overall Audience In Eight Years
NBC further spins the numbers for Monday, August 25.

[08/26/14 - 08:37 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: Emmys Put NBC on Top
Early results see nearly 14 million viewers tune into the 66th annual event.

[08/26/14 - 08:35 AM]
"Bachelor in Paradise" Holds Steady Week to Week Opposite "Emmys" on NBC, While Posting Gains in Women 18-34
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, August 25.

[08/26/14 - 07:49 AM]
"The 66th Primetime Emmy(R) Awards" Posts NBC's Highest-Rated Monday in Metered-Market Households, Excluding Olympics, In Seven Years
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, August 25.

[08/25/14 - 12:30 PM]
New Era of "Doctor Who" Begins with Highest Rated Season Premiere Ever on BBC America
BBC America spins the numbers for Saturday, August 23.

[08/25/14 - 09:42 AM]
Last Night's "Big Brother" Is the Biggest Brother of the Summer
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, August 24.

[08/25/14 - 09:02 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Preseason Keeps NBC on Top
"Big Brother 16" on CBS however is the night's biggest draw among adults 18-49.

[08/25/14 - 08:34 AM]
NBC Sports Coverage of Last Night's Cincinnati Bengals-Arizona Cardinals Preseason Game Finishes the Night #1 in the 56 Local Markets
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, August 24.

[08/25/14 - 08:25 AM]
ABC's "Rising Star" Finale is Up for the 2nd Straight Week in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, August 24.

[08/24/14 - 08:34 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NASCAR Edges NFL Preseason for Top Spot
ABC leads the night among total viewers and adults 18-49 over CBS.