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[01/25/12 - 08:38 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Wins With "Idol" Encore, State of the Union
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for tuesday, january 24, 2012)

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

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to live State of the Union coverage, Fast Nationals for FOX, ABC, CBS, and NBC are approximate.]

FOX (6.99 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) held onto the demo crown with a repeat of "American Idol" (9.51 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1) and the "FOX News Special" (5.30 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.7, #5).

NBC (6.55 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) then snagged the silver with a new "The Biggest Loser 13" (6.32 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) followed by its "NBC News Special" (7.13 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T3) and a half-hour of "State of the Union Analysis" (5.26 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #10).

Next up was CBS (8.39 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) with an encore of "NCIS" (12.37 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T3), its "CBS News Special" (7.11 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #6) and a repeat of "The Big Bang Theory" (4.29 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T11).

Meanwhile, ABC (5.40 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) offered up repeats of "Last Man Standing" (5.53 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T7) and "Last Man Standing" (5.23 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T7) alongside its "ABC News Special" (5.96 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T7) and a repeat of "Modern Family" (3.77 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T11).

Collectively across FOX, ABC, CBS, and NBC, the State of the Union drew 25.49 million viewers, on par with last year's audience of 26.23 million.

And finally, a new "90210" (1.28 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #13) led into week two of "Remodeled" (0.94 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14) on The CW (1.11 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "90210" delivered a 1.0 rating while "Remodeled" posted a 0.5 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Remodeled
+16.67% - 90210
-8.70% - The Biggest Loser 13

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-22.22% - 90210
-30.00% - The Biggest Loser 13
-55.56% - Remodeled

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," 2.5/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/6 with an encore delayed by news coverage; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.8/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/4.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/2 with an encore delayed by news coverage; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.3/2

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" (1.0/3 with an encore delayed by news coverage). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 with an encore delayed by news coverage).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9 with an encore in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters


Here are the highlights of the 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/25/11):

NBC (7.79 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) took home top demo honors on a State of the Union-driven Tuesday with its mix of "The Biggest Loser" (8.68 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1), "NBC News Special" (8.42 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T2), "NBC News Special/State of the Union Analysis" (7.35 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4) and "State of the Union Analysis" (5.20 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T8).

CBS (9.29 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then had to settle for second place with a repeat of "NCIS" (13.17 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T2) followed by a "CBS News Special" (8.51 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #5), "CBS News Special/State of the Union Analysis" (7.24 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T8) and "State of the Union Analysis/The Big Bang Theory" (5.11 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #15).

Next up was FOX (3.94 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) with a repeat of "Glee" (4.69 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T6) and a "FOX News Special" (3.41 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.3, #11), "FOX News Special/State of the Union Analysis" (3.76 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.2, #12) and "State of the Union Analysis" (3.67 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T13).

Meanwhile, ABC (5.23 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) offered up a second run of "No Ordinary Family" (4.38 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T13) alongside its "ABC News Special" (6.71 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T6), "ABC News Special/State of the Union Analysis" (6.23 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T8) and "State of the Union Analysis/Cougar Town" (2.95 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.7, #18).

And finally, the return of "One Tree Hill" (1.88 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T16) and "Hellcats" (2.16 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T16) on The CW (2.02 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): Hellcats (12.50% vs. 12/1/10), The Biggest Loser (7.10%), One Tree Hill (-10.00% vs. 12/7/10).

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," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5 with an encore delayed by news coverage; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.9/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3 with an encore delayed by news coverage; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4 delayed by news coverage). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3 delayed by news coverage).

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

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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