or


[08/16/12 - 08:38 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Wins Tight Demo Race Over NBC
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for wednesday, august 15, 2012)

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

FOX (4.72 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) pulled in front on Wednesday with the return of "So You Think You Can Dance" (4.72 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3).

NBC (6.16 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) then had to settle for a competitive second place with a new "America's Got Talent" (8.33 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) bookended by repeats of "America's Got Talent" (5.47 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.68 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4).

Next up was CBS (5.55 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) with an original "Big Brother 14" (5.83 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) followed by repeats of "Criminal Minds" (5.39 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (5.43 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.62 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) served up repeats of "The Middle" (3.82 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10), "Suburgatory" (3.06 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10), "Modern Family" (3.65 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4), another "Suburgatory" (2.92 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8) and a special "20/20" (4.13 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4).

And finally, the premiere of "Oh Sit!" (1.26 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13) and a repeat of "Supernatural" (0.68 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) on The CW (0.97 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Oh Sit!" delivered a 0.6 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Supernatural" a 0.3 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - Big Brother 14
0.00% - America's Got Talent (vs. 7/25/12)
0.00% - So You Think You Can Dance (vs. 7/25/12)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+142.86% - So You Think You Can Dance (vs. Mobbed (Repeat)/House (Repeat))
+25.00% - Oh Sit! (vs. America's Next Top Model (Repeat))
0.00% - 20/20 (vs. Primetime Nightline)
-8.33% - America's Got Talent
-32.26% - Big Brother 14

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," 2.2/5; 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," 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2; "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" (1.0/4 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 1.0/4 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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/17/11):

CBS (6.96 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) was Wednesday's top draw thanks to a season high audience from "Big Brother 13" (7.96 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1) followed by repeats of "Criminal Minds" (5.86 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #5) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (7.06 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4).

NBC (6.18 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then had to settle for second place with new episodes of "Minute to Win It" (4.65 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #10) and "America's Got Talent" (9.42 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2) alongside the season finale of "Love in the Wild" (4.49 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6).

Next up was ABC (4.31 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) with encores of "The Middle" (4.70 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8), "Modern Family" (4.68 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6), another "Modern Family" (4.82 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3), "Happy Endings" (2.93 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #11) and a new "Primetime Nightline" (4.37 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.88 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up repeats of "Mobbed" (1.91 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12) and "House" (1.84 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12).

And finally, repeats of "America's Next Top Model" (1.19 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14) and another "America's Next Top Model" (1.05 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14) on The CW (1.12 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): Big Brother 13 (14.8%), America's Got Talent (0.0%), Primetime Nightline (0.0%), Minute to Win It (0.0%), Love in the Wild (-6.7%).

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," 2.1/5 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5 with an encore; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.9/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.2/4.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/2 with an encore; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.1/4 in metered-market households with an encore) 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 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 with an encore).

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





  [august 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
[01/16/21 - 08:52 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, FOX Share Demo Crown; CBS Leads Total Viewers
The Alphabet's "Shark Tank" is the night's top draw among adults 18-49.

[01/15/21 - 08:35 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Celebrity Wheel of Fortune" Keeps ABC on Top
The Alphabet's game show trio leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[01/14/21 - 08:36 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Chicago" Dramas Return on Top for NBC
The network pulls into the top spots in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[01/13/21 - 08:30 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "This Is Us" Top Adults 18-49
The network holds off the competition in the key demographic while CBS is the most-watched network overall.

[01/12/21 - 10:01 AM]
In Its First Four Weeks, More Than 41 Million Households Are Projected to Wax on for "Cobra Kai's" Third Season
Between all three seasons, 73 million households have checked out the show.

[01/12/21 - 08:30 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Competition with "The Bachelor"
The Alphabet leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[01/11/21 - 08:01 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Surges with NFL Playoffs
The network cruises to victory in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[01/10/21 - 05:55 PM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Playoffs Put NBC on Top
The network cruises to victory in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[01/09/21 - 05:53 PM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Splits Demos with ABC
"Blue Bloods" and "Shark Tank" lead their respective lineups last night.

[01/08/21 - 11:24 AM]
ABC Ranks as No. 1 Entertainment Net for 5th Straight Week in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of December 28.

[01/08/21 - 08:36 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Charts with "Celebrity Wheel of Fortune" Premiere
The network leads the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[01/08/21 - 08:35 AM]
"Mr. Mayor" Is NBC's Best Comedy Premiere in 18-49 Since 2018
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, January 7.

[01/08/21 - 08:03 AM]
HGTV's Hit Series "Fixer to Fabulous" Delivers Its Best-Ever Ratings
HGTV spins the numbers for Tuesday, December 29.

[01/07/21 - 05:07 PM]
"Big Sky" Is ABC's Most-Watched Debut Since September 2017 with 14.7 Million Viewers After 35 Days of Multiplatform Viewing
ABC spins the numbers for the series to date.

[01/07/21 - 12:26 PM]
Hallmark Channel Closes Out 2020 as #1 Entertainment Cable Network in Fourth Quarter and #2 for the Entire Year
Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the year to date.