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[04/11/12 - 08:44 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Fashion Star" Matches Season High as NBC, FOX Share Demo Crown
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for tuesday, april 10, 2012)

Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

NBC (6.73 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T1) and FOX (5.65 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T1) split the demo crown on Tuesday as the latter offered up the return of "Glee" (6.69 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.7, #T3) - nevertheless a season low - plus new episodes of "New Girl" (5.27 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.7, #T3) and "Raising Hope" (3.95 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T8).

The Peacock then served up new episodes of "The Biggest Loser 13" (6.69 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.2, #7), "The Voice" (8.87 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.5, #1) - a season high for NBC in the time slot - and "Fashion Star" (4.65 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T10) - which matched its season high.

Next up was CBS (13.20 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #3) with its original mix of "NCIS" (17.31 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.1, #2) - a season low, "NCIS: Los Angeles" (12.80 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T5) - a series low - and "Unforgettable" (9.48 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T10) - likewise a series low.

Meanwhile, ABC (9.68 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4) went with its combination of "Last Man Standing" (6.72 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #12) - its series low, "Cougar Town" (4.96 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.5, #13), "Dancing With the Stars" (13.02 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T5) - its lowest-rated results show ever - and the season finale of "Body of Proof" (10.17 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T8).

And finally, repeat of "90210" (0.76 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) led into the penultimate week of "Ringer" (1.22 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14) on The CW (0.99 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "90210" delivered a 0.3 rating while "Ringer" posted a 0.6 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Ringer
+20.00% - Fashion Star
+18.75% - Raising Hope
+17.39% - New Girl
+10.00% - The Biggest Loser 13
+9.38% - The Voice
-5.00% - Body of Proof
-6.25% - Cougar Town (vs. 3/20/12)
-6.90% - Glee (vs. 2/21/12)
-8.82% - NCIS (vs. 3/27/12)
-10.00% - Unforgettable (vs. 3/27/12)
-10.53% - Last Man Standing (vs. 3/20/12)
-14.81% - Dancing With the Stars
-20.69% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 3/27/12)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+150.00% - Ringer (vs. Hellcats (Repeat))
+145.45% - New Girl (vs. Raising Hope (Repeat))
+111.11% - Raising Hope (vs. Traffic Light)
+92.86% - Glee (vs. Glee (Repeat))
+34.62% - The Voice (vs. The Biggest Loser)
+21.43% - Last Man Standing (vs. Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution)
+7.14% - Cougar Town (vs. Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution)
-10.00% - Fashion Star (vs. Parenthood)
-10.00% - Unforgettable (vs. The Good Wife)
-15.38% - The Biggest Loser 13
-18.42% - NCIS
-23.33% - Dancing With the Stars
-24.00% - Body of Proof
-30.30% - NCIS: Los Angeles

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; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.8/9; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.2/7.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: �The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,� 0.8/3; "Late Show," 0.6/3; "Nightline," 1.2/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/4.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/4 in metered-market household) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-4) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/12/11):

CBS (15.16 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1) overwhelmed the competition on Tuesday with new episodes of "NCIS" (19.21 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.8, #1), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (15.35 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.3, #2) and "The Good Wife" (10.92 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T6).

NBC (6.49 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2) then moved up to second place with fresh installments of "The Biggest Loser" (7.18 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.6, #4) and "Parenthood" (5.09 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T6).

Next up was ABC (10.64 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #3) with the premiere of "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution" (5.32 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T8) followed by new episodes of "Dancing With the Stars" (15.46 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.0, #3) and "Body of Proof" (11.15 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.5, #5).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.47 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) was out of the hunt with repeats of "Glee" (4.19 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T8), "Raising Hope" (3.21 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #10) and a new "Traffic Light" (2.29 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #11).

And finally, repeats of "One Tree Hill" (0.76 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12) and "Hellcats" (0.62 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) on The CW (0.69 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): NCIS (5.60%), Parenthood (5.30%), Body of Proof (4.20%), The Good Wife (0.00%), Dancing With the Stars (-3.20%), The Biggest Loser (-3.70%), NCIS: Los Angeles (-5.70% vs. 3/29/11), Traffic Light (-18.20% vs. 3/29/11).

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," 2.6/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.8/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.5/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5.

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," 1.1/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore) trailed CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

At 1:35 a.m., Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 with an encore in metered-market households 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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