or


[07/13/12 - 09:18 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Bang" Repeats, "Big Brother" Premiere Spark CBS
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for thursday, july 12, 2012)

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

CBS (7.07 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) pulled in front on Thursday with the return of "Big Brother 14" (7.09 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2). Bookending said premiere were repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" (8.00 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #3), another "The Big Bang Theory" (9.00 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1) and "Person of Interest" (5.62 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6).

ABC (5.05 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then claimed the silver with originals from "Duets" (4.75 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #10), "Wipeout" (5.60 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #4) and "Rookie Blue" (4.78 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #5).

Next up was FOX (3.00 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with a new "Take Me Out" (3.00 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6) followed by the season finale of "The Choice" (3.01 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.43 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up repeats of "The Office" (2.07 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) and "Parks & Recreation" (1.69 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) plus originals from "Saving Hope" (3.18 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13) and "Rock Center With Brian Williams" (5.24 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6).

And finally, repeats of "The Vampire Diaries" (0.86 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14) and a second "The Vampire Diaries" (0.72 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) on The CW (0.79 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounding out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Diaries" delivered a 0.4 rating at 8:00/7:00c and a 0.5 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Rock Center With Brian Williams
+25.00% - Saving Hope
0.00% - Wipeout
0.00% - Rookie Blue
0.00% - Duets
-7.69% - Take Me Out
-25.00% - The Choice

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+71.43% - Rock Center With Brian Williams (vs. Love Bites)
+33.33% - The Choice (vs. Glee (Repeat))
+30.77% - Wipeout (vs. Expedition Impossible)
+13.04% - Big Brother 14
-7.14% - Rookie Blue (vs. Rookie Blue)
-25.00% - Take Me Out (vs. So You Think You Can Dance 8)
-44.44% - Duets (vs. Wipeout)
-47.37% - Saving Hope (vs. The Office (Repeat)/30 Rock (Repeat))

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," 2.1/5; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.0/7; 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," 0.7/3; "Late Show," 0.4/2; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) 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 0.3/3 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 (7/14/11):

CBS (6.15 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) held onto top honors on Thursday thanks to its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (6.32 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T3), "Rules of Engagement" (4.85 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #8), "Big Brother 13" (6.48 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) and "The Mentalist" (6.40 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6).

ABC (5.45 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then had to settle for the silver with its original lineup of "Wipeout" (6.37 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2), "Expedition Impossible" (4.64 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6) and "Rookie Blue" (5.33 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #5).

Next up was FOX (4.08 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) with a new "So You Think You Can Dance" (5.21 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T3) and a repeat of "Glee" (2.94 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.20 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up repeats of "Community" (2.25 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #12),"Parks & Recreation" (2.01 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13), "The Office" (2.58 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9), "30 Rock" (2.40 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10) and a new "Love Bites" (1.99 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13).

And finally, repeats of "The Vampire Diaries" (1.04 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T15) and "Nikita" (1.20 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T15) on The CW (1.12 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): So You Think You Can Dance (0.00%), Love Bites (0.00%), Rookie Blue (-6.67%), Wipeout (-10.00%), Big Brother 13 (-14.81%), Expedition Impossible (-18.75%).

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," 2.3//6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.9/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.2/4 with an encore.

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; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 with an encore.

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

At 1:35 a.m., Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 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





  [july 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
[12/21/14 - 09:11 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Evening with "Thursday Night Football" Special
The Eye's primetime NFL coverage wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/21/14 - 08:56 AM]
"Saturday Night Live," With Host Amy Adams, Was the #1 Big 4 Non-Sports Telecast of the Night in Both Households and 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, December 20.

[12/20/14 - 09:00 AM]
NBC Ranks #1 Friday Night Among the Big 4 in Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and All Other Key Measures
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, December 19.

[12/20/14 - 08:47 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers, Demos with "Dateline"
The Peacock leads the night with its perennial newsmagazine.

[12/19/14 - 08:41 AM]
"The People Magazine Awards" Generates NBC's Biggest Audience in Its Slot, Excluding "Peter Pan Live!" and NFL, Since October 23
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, December 18.

[12/19/14 - 08:25 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: Comedies Power CBS to Top Spot
A repeat "The Big Bang Theory" and a new "Mom" lead the night among adults 18-49.

[12/18/14 - 11:01 AM]
"The Tonight Show" Handily Outperforms ABC, CBS Timeslot Competition for Week of Dec. 8-12
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of December 8-12.

[12/18/14 - 10:01 AM]
TBS Wins 2014 as Basic Cable's #1 Entertainment Network with Adults 18-49
Turner spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/18/14 - 09:40 AM]
USA Network Continues Unprecedented Ratings Streak with 9th Consecutive Year as #1 in Cable in Total Viewers
USA spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/18/14 - 08:44 AM]
"The Sing-Off" Ties for #2 in Its Slot Among the Big 4 in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 17.

[12/18/14 - 08:39 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Survivor" Wraps Season on Top for CBS
The Eye leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/18/14 - 08:05 AM]
NBCSN Will Post Best Viewership in Network's History in 2014 & Rank as Fastest Growing Sports Cable Net
NBCSN spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/18/14 - 07:59 AM]
Freshman Hit "Scorpion" and Relocated "NCIS: Los Angeles" Deliver Ratings Growth on Monday
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, December 15.

[12/17/14 - 11:00 AM]
Adult Swim Hits Milestone as Basic Cable's #1 Network With Young Adults for 10th Consecutive Year
Adult Swim spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/17/14 - 10:40 AM]
ABC Is Up the Most this Season in Viewers - #1 in Non-Sports Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the season to date.