or


[05/10/12 - 08:46 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "American Idol" Marches to Another Victory
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for wednesday, may 9, 2012)

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

FOX (16.08 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.4, #1) continued its reign on Wednesday with another two-hour "American Idol" (16.08 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.4, #1).

CBS (10.60 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2) then claimed the silver with its mix of "Survivor: One World" (9.72 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.7, #4), "Criminal Minds" (11.49 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.8, #3) - tied as its series low - and the season finale of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (10.60 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #5) - its lowest-rated season finale ever.

Next up was ABC (7.11 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #3) and its original lineup of "The Middle" (6.56 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.9, #9) - a season low, "Suburgatory" (5.99 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.1, #8), "Modern Family" (10.38 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.3, #2), "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23" (5.80 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.3, #6) and "Revenge" (6.97 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.2, #7).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.95 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) offered up fresh installments of "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (5.58 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.5, #12), a second "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (5.40 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.6, #11), "Rock Center With Brian Williams" (3.65 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #13) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (5.72 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.7, #10).

And finally, an encore of "America's Next Top Model" (0.92 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) led into a new "America's Next Top Model" (1.05 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14) on The CW (0.99 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Top Model" delivered a 0.5 rating at 8:00/7:00c and a 0.6 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+15.38% - Betty White's Off Their Rockers - 8:00
+14.29% - Betty White's Off Their Rockers - 8:30
+8.00% - Survivor: One World
+7.50% - Modern Family
+5.00% - Suburgatory
+4.76% - Revenge
+4.35% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
0.00% - America's Next Top Model
-4.17% - Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23
-4.35% - American Idol
-5.00% - The Middle
-5.56% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-6.67% - Criminal Minds
-20.00% - Rock Center With Brian Williams

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+77.78% - Betty White's Off Their Rockers - 8:30 (vs. Minute to Win It)
+66.67% - Betty White's Off Their Rockers - 8:00 (vs. Minute to Win It)
+41.94% - Revenge (vs. Happy Endings (10:00)/Happy Endings (10:30))
+14.29% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (vs. Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior)
+10.53% - Suburgatory (vs. Better With You)
+2.38% - Modern Family
-4.17% - Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (vs. Cougar Town)
-9.52% - The Middle
-10.00% - Survivor: One World
-15.15% - Criminal Minds
-23.88% - American Idol (vs. American Idol 10/Breaking In)
-27.27% - Rock Center With Brian Williams (vs. Minute to Win It (Repeat))
-29.17% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-60.00% - America's Next Top Model

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," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.2/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/5.

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," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.5/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "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) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

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.


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/11/11):

FOX (18.69 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.8, #1) was the network to beat on Wednesday with new episodes of "American Idol" (22.37 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.9, #1) and the departing "Breaking In" (7.65 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.4, #T5).

CBS (10.87 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.8, #2) then claimed the distant silver with fresh installments of "Survivor: Redemption Island" (10.44 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.0, #4), "Criminal Minds" (13.08 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.3, #3) and "Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior" (9.08 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T8).

Next up was ABC (6.18 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #3) and its mix of "The Middle" (7.16 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T8), the season finale of "Better With You" (5.96 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.9, #10), "Modern Family" (10.11 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.2, #2), "Cougar Town" (6.14 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.4, #T5), "Happy Endings" (4.25 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.7, #11) and another "Happy Endings" (3.47 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.4, #12).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.85 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) offered up a new "Minute to Win It" (3.05 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #15), a repeat of "Minute to Win It" (3.54 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #13) and a new "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (7.96 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.4, #T5).

And finally, an encore of last week's "America's Next Top Model" (1.23 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.5, #16) led into a new "America's Next Top Model" (1.97 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.0, #14) on The CW (1.60 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): Better With You (18.80%), America's Next Top Model (11.10%), Modern Family (10.50%), Cougar Town (9.10%), American Idol (7.80%), The Middle (5.00%), Criminal Minds (3.10%), Survivor: Redemption Island (0.00%), Happy Endings (10:00) (0.00%), Happy Endings (10:30) (0.00%), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (-4.00%), Breaking In (-4.00%), Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (-4.50%), Minute to Win It (-10.00%).

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," 3.1/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 3.0/8; 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," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.8/4; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.5/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.4/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.7/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





  [may 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
[09/20/18 - 08:14 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Got Talent" Finale Puts NBC on Top
The Peacock's summer mainstay however is down 31% among adults 18-49 from a year ago.

[09/19/18 - 03:31 PM]
"American Horror Story: Apocalypse" Bows as Most-Watched Program on Television the Night of Its Premiere
FX further spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 12.

[09/19/18 - 08:15 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Dominates Another Tuesday with "Got Talent"
The penultimate episode of this summer's edition easily wins the night in all categories.

[09/18/18 - 03:31 PM]
"Monday Night Football" Helps ESPN Win the Night Among All Networks
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, September 17.

[09/18/18 - 08:07 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC's Emmy Coverage on Par with Last Year
Early results see the Peacock's telecast even with 2017 among adults 18-49.

[09/17/18 - 08:25 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Wins with "Sunday Night Football"
The Peacock easily takes home top honors in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/16/18 - 08:35 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Dominates with College Football Coverage
The Alphabet easily wins the night among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/16/18 - 08:00 AM]
College Football Week 3: ABC's "Saturday Night Football": Ohio State-TCU Is Highest-Rated Game of the Season on Any Network
ESPN spins the numbers for Saturday, September 15.

[09/15/18 - 08:34 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers, Demos on Low Key Night
"Dateline NBC" tops the charts in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/14/18 - 01:02 PM]
"Rel" Debuts as #1 Scripted Series of Week of September 3
FOX further spins the numbers for the week of August 27-September 3.

[09/14/18 - 08:22 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother" Puts CBS on Top
The Eye takes home top honors in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/13/18 - 08:14 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Continues Its Reign with "Got Talent"
The Peacock takes home top honors in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/12/18 - 09:46 AM]
"Flip or Flop" Double Digit Year-Over-Year Ratings Increase Drives HGTV Thursday Night Performance
HGTV further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[09/12/18 - 08:12 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: Another Week, Another "Got Talent" Victory for NBC
The Peacock once again takes home top honors in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/11/18 - 04:14 PM]
"Monday Night Football" Helps ESPN Win the Night in Households, Viewers and All Key Male and Adult Demos
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, September 10.