or


[02/04/12 - 09:13 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, ABC Share Demo Crown in Tight Race
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for friday, february 3, 2012)

Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

CBS (9.95 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T1) was the most-watched network on Friday with new episodes of "A Gifted Man" (8.41 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #8), "CSI: NY" (10.16 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T3) and "Blue Bloods" (11.28 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T1).

Sharing the demo crown was ABC (5.26 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T1) with fresh installments of "Shark Tank" (5.20 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #5), "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (5.02 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6) and "20/20" (5.56 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T1).

Next up was FOX (3.52 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) and its pairing of "Kitchen Nightmares" (3.85 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T3) and "Fringe" (3.19 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.14 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) offered up the return of "Who Do You Think You Are?" (6.02 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9) followed by new episodes of "Grimm" (4.73 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6) and "Dateline NBC" (4.66 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9).

And finally, new episodes of "Nikita" (1.49 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13) and "Supernatural" (1.63 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12) on The CW (1.56 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - Supernatural (vs. 1/13/12)
+14.29% - Kitchen Nightmares
+13.33% - 20/20
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - Nikita (vs. 1/13/12)
-5.56% - Blue Bloods (vs. 1/13/12)
-5.88% - CSI: NY (vs. 1/13/12)
-6.25% - Shark Tank
-7.69% - A Gifted Man (vs. 1/13/12)
-8.33% - Fringe
-17.65% - Primetime: What Would You Do?
-22.22% - Grimm (vs. 1/20/12)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+54.55% - 20/20 (vs. A Barbara Walters Special: A Matter of Life and Death)
+25.00% - Shark Tank (vs. Supernanny)
+7.69% - Primetime: What Would You Do?
-5.88% - Kitchen Nightmares
-7.69% - A Gifted Man (vs. The Defenders)
-10.53% - Blue Bloods (vs. CSI: NY)
-15.38% - Who Do You Think You Are?
-20.00% - CSI: NY (vs. Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials)
-26.32% - Grimm (vs. Dateline NBC)
-30.00% - Supernatural
-31.25% - Fringe
-42.11% - Dateline NBC
-50.00% - Nikita (vs. Smallville)

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," 2.9/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.7/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.4/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/4 with an encore.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; "Nightline," 1.1/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3 with an encore.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.8/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.4/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.7/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.0/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

[NOTE: Today's numbers are courtesy of TVMediaInsights.com due to delays from our usual sources.]


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/4/11):

CBS (9.18 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T1) was the most-watched network on Friday with the time period premiere of "The Defenders" (8.65 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6) followed by its annual "Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials" (9.55 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) and a new "CSI: NY" (9.34 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T2).

NBC (8.18 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T1) then snagged the silver with the return of "Who Do You Think You Are?" (7.32 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6) followed by a new "Dateline NBC" (8.61 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T2). "Who Do You Think You Are?" set a series record in total viewers while "Dateline NBC" headlined its highest 18-49 and total-viewer results for a Friday telecast in more than a year.

Meanwhile, FOX (4.15 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T1) offered up its third week of "Kitchen Nightmares" (4.01 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.7, #4) and "Fringe" (4.29 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #5).

Next up was ABC (4.98 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with new episodes of "Supernanny" (4.16 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #9) and "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (4.59 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6) alongside "A Barbara Walters Special: A Matter of Life and Death" (6.20 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #10).

And finally, The CW (2.32 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) saw the return of "Smallville" (2.37 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T11) and "Supernatural" (2.28 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T11).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): CSI: NY (11.80% vs. 1/14/11), Supernanny (9.10%), Dateline NBC (5.60%), Smallville (0.00% vs. 12/10/10), Supernatural (0.00% vs. 12/10/10), Kitchen Nightmares (0.00%), Primetime: What Would You Do? (0.00%), Fringe (-15.80%), The Defenders (-18.80% vs. 1/12/11).

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 3.2/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.9/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.2/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4 with an encore.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 1.1/4; "Late Show," 0.9/4; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5.2.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.7/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.5/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.7/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.6/3).

At 1:35 a.m., Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.0/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.5/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





  [february 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[12/07/16 - 09:16 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demo Race with "This Is Us"
The Peacock's new drama paves the way for an adults 18-49 victory.

[12/07/16 - 08:04 AM]
"VH1 Divas Holiday: Unsilent Night" Scores Nearly Two Million Total Viewers
VH1 spins the numbers for Monday, December 5.

[12/06/16 - 03:13 PM]
#DCWeek Gives The CW Its Most Watched Week in Six Years
The CW spins the numbers for the week of November 28-December 4.

[12/06/16 - 01:04 PM]
FOX Sports Scores with College Football Conference Championship Weekend
FOX Sports spins the numbers for the week of November 28-December 4.

[12/06/16 - 10:55 AM]
Hallmark Channel's "Countdown to Christmas" Leads Cable Ratings for Sixth Consecutive Weekend
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the week of November 28-December 4.

[12/06/16 - 09:17 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers, Demos with "The Voice"
CBS takes a close second among adults 18-49, powered by "The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show."

[12/06/16 - 08:42 AM]
Investigation Discovery Earns Strong Double Digit Growth in November
Investigation Discovery further spins the numbers for the month of November.

[12/05/16 - 05:29 PM]
For the First Time, "This Is Us" Beats "Empire" in L+3 18-49 Ratings for the Primetime Week
NBC further spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 29 and Wednesday, November 30.

[12/05/16 - 03:28 PM]
OWN's "Queen Sugar" Season Finale Ranks as #1 Cable Telecast for Women Wednesday Night Delivering 2.76 Million Total Viewers
OWN further spins the numbers for the series to date.

[12/05/16 - 12:22 PM]
Season Finale of Freeform's "Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After?" Soars to 5-Week Highs Across Key Target Demographics
Freeform further spins the numbers for the series to date.

[12/05/16 - 09:18 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Posts Another NBC Win
The Peacock easily tops the night in adults 18-49 and total viewers.

[12/04/16 - 09:02 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Holds Off ABC in College Football Showdown
The network wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/04/16 - 08:55 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Grows Versus the Year-Ago Night
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, December 3.

[12/03/16 - 08:45 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: College Football Sparks Demo Victory for FOX
The network leads the night among adults 18-49 while CBS is the most-watched broadcaster.

[12/03/16 - 08:38 AM]
ABC Earns Its Most Watched Friday This Season with "20/20" Spiking Over 50% to Season Highs
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, December 2.