or


[10/05/12 - 09:47 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Person of Interest," Comedies Rise in CBS Victory
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for thursday, october 4, 2012)

Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to local market NFL preemptions, Fast Nationals for CBS and The CW are approximate.]

CBS (13.29 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1) was the network to beat on Thursday with week two of "The Big Bang Theory" (15.38 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.9, #1), "Two and a Half Men" (12.67 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.7, #T2), "Person of Interest" (14.62 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.1, #T4) and "Elementary" (11.22 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.6, #T6).

FOX (7.67 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.9, #2) then claimed the silver with originals from "The X Factor" (9.14 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.1, #T4) and "Glee" (6.21 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.6, #T6).

Next up was ABC (8.42 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #3) with its second week of "Last Resort" (7.87 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.8, #11), "Grey's Anatomy" (10.56 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.7, #T2) and "Scandal" (6.82 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T8).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.48 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) offered up the return of "30 Rock" (3.40 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.3, #13) alongside new episodes of "Up All Night" (3.09 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.4, #12), "The Office" (4.11 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T8), "Parks & Recreation" (3.53 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.9, #10) and "Rock Center With Brian Williams" (3.39 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #14).

And finally, a new "The Next" (0.80 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15) led into the season finale of "The Next" (1.00 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15) on The CW (0.90 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "The Next" delivered a 0.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+6.90% - Person of Interest
+5.71% - Two and a Half Men
+4.00% - Glee
+2.08% - The Big Bang Theory
0.00% - The Next
-3.13% - The X Factor
-4.55% - Scandal
-8.33% - Rock Center With Brian Williams
-9.52% - Parks & Recreation
-12.50% - The Office
-13.95% - Grey's Anatomy
-16.13% - Elementary
-18.18% - Last Resort
-22.22% - Up All Night

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Last Resort (vs. Charlie's Angels)
+48.00% - Two and a Half Men (vs. How to Be a Gentleman)
+24.00% - Person of Interest
+23.33% - Grey's Anatomy
+11.36% - The Big Bang Theory
-3.70% - Elementary (vs. The Mentalist)
-4.55% - Scandal (vs. Private Practice)
-11.43% - The X Factor
-13.33% - 30 Rock (vs. Community)
-17.39% - Parks & Recreation (vs. Whitney)
-26.32% - Up All Night (vs. Parks & Recreation)
-26.67% - Rock Center With Brian Williams (vs. Prime Suspect)
-32.26% - The Office
-36.59% - Glee (vs. The X Factor)
-62.50% - The Next - 9:00 (vs. The Secret Circle)
-75.00% - The Next - 8:00 (vs. The Vampire Diaries)

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," 2.8/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.0/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/3; "Late Show," 0.6/3; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

· At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) tied "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 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 (10/6/11):

FOX (11.21 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.8, #1) was once again the demo king on Thursday with a new "The X Factor" (10.59 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.5, #3) and second hour of "The X Factor" (11.82 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.1, #2).

CBS (11.69 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.9, #2) then was the most-watched network with fresh installments of "The Big Bang Theory" (13.63 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.4, #1), "How to Be a Gentleman" (7.82 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T7), "Person of Interest" (11.46 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T7) and "The Mentalist" (12.89 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.7, #6).

Next up was ABC (6.88 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3) with its lineup of "Charlie's Angels" (5.93 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T14), "Grey's Anatomy" (8.50 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.0, #5) and "Private Practice" (6.21 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.2, #10).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.66 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4) was out of the hunt with new episodes of "Community" (3.37 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T12), "Parks & Recreation" (4.13 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.9, #11), "The Office" (5.71 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 3.1, #4), "Whitney" (4.88 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 2.3, #9) and "Prime Suspect" (4.93 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T12).

And finally, new episodes of "The Vampire Diaries" (2.55 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T14) and "The Secret Circle" (1.96 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.8, #16) closed out the evening on The CW (2.26 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Diaries" posted a 1.9 rating while "Circle" delivered a 1.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+8.00% - The Mentalist
0.00% - Prime Suspect
-2.38% - The X Factor - 9:00
-2.78% - The X Factor - 8:00
-7.41% - How to Be a Gentleman
-7.41% - Person of Interest
-7.69% - The Vampire Diaries
-8.00% - Whitney
-8.33% - The Big Bang Theory
-8.82% - The Office
-9.52% - Parks & Recreation
-11.11% - The Secret Circle
-14.29% - Grey's Anatomy
-16.67% - Community
-20.00% - Charlie's Angels
-21.43% - Private Practice

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+105.00% - The X Factor - 9:00 (vs. Fringe)
+34.62% - The X Factor - 8:00 (vs. Bones)
+15.38% - Prime Suspect (vs. The Apprentice)
+10.00% - The Big Bang Theory
+9.09% - Charlie's Angels (vs. Grey's Anatomy (Repeat))
-7.41% - Person of Interest (vs. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation)
-8.00% - Whitney (vs. Outsourced)
-8.82% - The Office
-9.52% - Parks & Recreation (vs. 30 Rock)
-10.00% - The Mentalist
-10.71% - How to Be a Gentleman (vs. Bleep My Dad Says)
-11.76% - Community
-24.14% - Private Practice
-25.00% - The Vampire Diaries
-27.27% - The Secret Circle (vs. Nikita)
-33.33% - Grey's Anatomy

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," 2.9/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.3/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/5.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.7/3; "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) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.4/5). 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 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters

Source: Nielsen Media Research





  [october 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
[04/22/17 - 08:34 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Slips Into Top Spot Among Adults 18-49
With CBS in repeats, the Peacock takes home the demo crown.

[04/21/17 - 08:31 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Wins Tight Demo Race
The Eye edges ABC, FOX and NBC by one-tenth of a ratings point among adults 18-49.

[04/20/17 - 08:34 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Survivor" Triumphs Over Mostly Repeat Competition
CBS wins the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[04/19/17 - 08:29 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Continues NBC's Demo Win Streak
The Peacock has won or tied for the top spot every Tuesday in 2017.

[04/18/17 - 11:38 AM]
2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs Total Audience Delivery Averages 726,000 Viewers Through First Five Days, Up 9% vs. 2016
NBC spins the numbers for its NHL postseason coverage to date.

[04/18/17 - 11:24 AM]
ABC's Most-Watched NBA Playoffs Opening Weekend Game Ever: Total Live Audience of 6,624,000 Viewers for Golden State-Portland Game 1
ESPN spins the numbers for Sunday, April 16.

[04/18/17 - 08:24 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Remains the Demo Champ
NBC once again wins the night among adults 18-49.

[04/18/17 - 07:28 AM]
"Casey Anthony: An American Murder Mystery" Breaks Series Records for True Crime Network Investigation Discovery Delivering More Than 3.6 Million Total Viewers
Investigation Discovery further spins the numbers for April 9-11.

[04/17/17 - 08:27 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Stayin' Alive" Special Puts CBS in Front
The Eye gets a boost from the two-hour Grammy special.

[04/16/17 - 01:18 PM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: "Ten Commandments" Hands ABC the Top Spot
The Alphabet edges out its sports competition in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[04/16/17 - 10:25 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Delivers the #3 Rating of the Week in 18-49, With "SNL's" Best Results Since Feburary and 2nd Best Since November
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, April 15.

[04/15/17 - 08:32 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Shares Demo Crown with ABC
"Blue Bloods" leads the night in both categories for the Eye.

[04/14/17 - 08:29 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Splits Demo Crown with ABC
The Eye's "The Big Bang Theory" leads the night in both categories.

[04/13/17 - 12:16 PM]
AMC's Premiere of "The Son" Garners 3 Million Viewers
AMC further spins the numbers for Saturday, April 8.

[04/13/17 - 08:43 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Tops Demos Against Heavy Repeat Competition
"Empire" once again leads the night among adults 18-49 for the network.