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[12/30/11 - 08:35 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Bang" Wins Repeat Wars for CBS
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for thursday, december 29, 2011)

Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to a local NBA preemption, Fast Nationals for NBC are likely inflated from 8-930p.]

CBS (8.79 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) was once again the king of repeats with its lineup of "The Big Bang Theory" (10.19 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1), "Rules of Engagement" (7.84 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2), "Person of Interest" (8.45 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T3) and "The Mentalist" (8.89 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T3).

FOX (4.83 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then claimed the silver with repeats of "Bones" (4.86 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8) and a second "Bones" (4.81 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5).

Next up was ABC (3.38 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with encores of "Happy New Year, Charlie Brown" (4.20 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5), "Grey's Anatomy" (2.79 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12) and another "Grey's Anatomy" (3.16 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.15 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up its mix of "Community" (2.24 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #15), "Parks & Recreation" (1.97 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12), "The Office" (2.80 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5), "Whitney" (2.09 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10), another "The Office" (1.91 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10) and "Up All Night" (1.88 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12).

And finally, repeats of "The Vampire Diaries" (0.97 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T16) and "The Secret Circle" (0.83 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T16) on The CW (0.90 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Diaries" posted a 0.4 rating while "Circle" delivered a 0.4 rating.

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," 2.1/5 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6 with an encore; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.7/6; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.2/3 with an encore.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.6/3 with an encore; "Nightline," 0.9/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2 with an encore.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 with an encore).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/30/10):

CBS (9.09 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was the network to beat on an original-free Thursday with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (9.06 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1), "Bleep My Dad Says" (7.26 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2), "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (9.19 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #5) and "The Mentalist" (9.93 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T3).

NBC (3.14 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then snagged the silver with its lineup of "Community" (2.78 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #13), "30 Rock" (2.97 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T11), "The Office" (3.87 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T3), "Outsourced" (3.22 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6), another "Outsourced" (3.22 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6) and another "The Office" (2.77 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6).

Next up was FOX (4.87 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with repeats of "Bones" (5.21 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6) and a second "Bones" (4.54 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T11).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.56 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up repeats of "Happy New Year Charlie Brown" (4.92 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6), "Grey's Anatomy" (3.04 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T14) and "Private Practice" (2.74 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T14).

And finally, repeats of "The Vampire Diaries" (1.19 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T16) and "Nikita" (1.34 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T16) on The CW (1.26 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the evening.

In late-night metered market ratings, ABC's "Nightline" (2.8/6) took top honors over NBC's "Leno" (2.4/5) and CBS's "Letterman" (2.7/6). Rounding out the night then were "Kimmel" (1.3/4) on ABC "Ferguson" (1.5/4) on CBS and "Fallon" (1.2/4) and "Daly" (0.6/2) on NBC.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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