or


[11/09/12 - 08:41 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Bang Theory" Holds Off "X Factor," "Voice"
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for thursday, november 8, 2012)

Here are the highlights of the 11 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 NBC are approximate.]

CBS (13.59 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.2, #1) was the network to beat on Thursday with its lineup of "The Big Bang Theory" (16.54 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.0, #1), "Two and a Half Men" (14.09 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.0, #2), "Person of Interest" (14.73 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.9, #5) and "Elementary" (10.73 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #9).

FOX (6.01 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2) then claimed the silver with a new "The X Factor" (6.28 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.3, #8) followed by the return of "Glee" (5.73 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.4, #7).

Next up was ABC (7.09 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #3) with originals of "Last Resort" (5.96 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T12), "Grey's Anatomy" (9.20 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.2, #3) and "Scandal" (6.12 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.0, #10).

Meanwhile, a special one-hour "The Voice" (9.09 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.0, #4) couldn't lift NBC (6.01 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #4) out of the number four spot. Following said telecast were new episodes of "The Office" (5.31 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.5, #6), "Parks & Recreation" (3.84 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.8, #11) and "Rock Center With Brian Williams" (4.37 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #14).

And finally, new episodes of "The Vampire Diaries" (2.98 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T12) and "Beauty and the Beast" (1.85 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.7, #15) on The CW (2.42 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Diaries" delivered a 2.2 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Beast" a 1.0 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+19.05% - The Office (vs. 10/25/12)
+16.67% - Beauty and the Beast
+11.11% - Two and a Half Men
+10.34% - Grey's Anatomy (vs. 10/25/12)
+7.69% - Last Resort (vs. 10/25/12)
+4.55% - The X Factor
0.00% - Scandal (vs. 10/25/12)
-1.96% - The Big Bang Theory
-3.33% - Person of Interest
-5.26% - Parks & Recreation (vs. 10/25/12)
-6.67% - The Vampire Diaries
-7.69% - Glee (vs. 10/4/12)
-8.33% - Elementary
-15.38% - Rock Center With Brian Williams

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+81.82% - The Voice (vs. Community/Parks & Recreation)
+45.00% - Person of Interest (vs. Person of Interest (Repeat))
+27.27% - Last Resort (vs. Charlie's Angels)
+15.79% - Elementary (vs. The Mentalist (Repeat))
+11.11% - Two and a Half Men (vs. Rules of Engagement)
0.00% - The Vampire Diaries
-3.85% - The Big Bang Theory
-8.33% - Rock Center With Brian Williams (vs. Prime Suspect)
-11.11% - Glee (vs. Bones)
-12.50% - Beauty and the Beast (vs. The Secret Circle)
-14.29% - Parks & Recreation (vs. Whitney)
-16.67% - The Office
-20.00% - Grey's Anatomy
-30.30% - The X Factor
-31.03% - Scandal (vs. Private Practice)

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," 2.9/8; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.0/7; 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," 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.8/4; "Nightline," 1.1/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.

* 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" (0.5/4 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 0.3/3 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 (11/10/11):

FOX (9.51 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1) edged out the competition on Thursday thanks to new episodes of "The X Factor" (10.20 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.3, #4) and "Bones" (8.83 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.7, #7).

CBS (10.94 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.8, #2) then claimed the silver with fresh installments of "The Big Bang Theory" (15.66 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.2, #1) and "Rules of Engagement" (11.78 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.6, #3) followed by repeats of "Person of Interest" (9.10 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.0, #9) and "The Mentalist" (10.01 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.9, #10).

Next up was ABC (7.99 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.7, #3) with the departing "Charlie's Angels" (5.13 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #15) alongside new episodes of "Grey's Anatomy" (11.17 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.0, #2) and "Private Practice" (7.67 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.9, #6).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.48 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #4) still struggled with its lineup of "Community" (3.47 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.5, #12), "Parks & Recreation" (3.59 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.8, #11), "The Office" (5.88 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 3.0, #5), "Whitney" (4.30 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 2.1, #8) and "Prime Suspect" (4.81 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #14).

And finally, the fall finales of "The Vampire Diaries" (3.33 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.4, #13) and "The Secret Circle" (2.16 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.8, #16) on The CW (2.74 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Diaries" posted a 2.1 rating while "Circle" delivered a 1.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - Grey's Anatomy
+11.54% - Private Practice
+1.96% - The Big Bang Theory
0.00% - Whitney
0.00% - Prime Suspect
-2.70% - Rules of Engagement
-3.23% - The Office
-6.67% - The Vampire Diaries
-8.33% - Charlie's Angels
-8.33% - The X Factor
-10.00% - Parks & Recreation
-11.11% - The Secret Circle
-11.76% - Community
-18.18% - Bones

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+42.11% - Bones (vs. Fringe)
+32.00% - The X Factor (vs. Bones)
+28.57% - Rules of Engagement (vs. Bleep My Dad Says)
+23.81% - The Big Bang Theory
+10.00% - Charlie's Angels (vs. Grey's Anatomy (Repeat))
0.00% - Grey's Anatomy
0.00% - Private Practice
-11.11% - The Secret Circle (vs. Nikita)
-12.50% - The Vampire Diaries
-21.05% - The Office
-25.00% - Whitney (vs. Outsourced)
-25.00% - Prime Suspect (vs. The Apprentice)
-28.57% - Community
-30.77% - Parks & Recreation (vs. 30 Rock)

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," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.9/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.3/8; 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,� 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.8/4; "Nightline," 1.1/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.6/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/4). 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 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





  [november 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
[07/17/18 - 08:10 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Bachelorette" Keeps ABC on Top
The Alphabet wins the night among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/16/18 - 02:30 PM]
Paramount Network's "Yellowstone" Notches Series High Ratings
Paramount Network further spins the numbers for Wednesday, July 11.

[07/16/18 - 08:29 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Viewers, Demos with Game Show Lineup
CBS takes a close second in both categories.

[07/15/18 - 08:12 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Viewers, Splits Demo Crown with FOX
The Alphabet tops both charts on a very modest evening.

[07/14/18 - 08:28 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos in Low Key Night
The Peacock narrowly edges ABC and CBS among adults 18-49 last night.

[07/13/18 - 08:10 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, "Big Brother" Continue Their Reign
The Eye wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49 once again.

[07/12/18 - 08:11 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, "Big Brother" Reclaim Top Spots
The Eye wins the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/11/18 - 08:16 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "America's Got Talent" Continue Win Streak
The Peacock continues its reign in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/10/18 - 01:24 PM]
"MTV Floribama Shore" Returns with Its Highest Rated Episode Ever
MTV spins the numbers for Monday, July 9.

[07/10/18 - 08:16 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, "The Bachelorette" Top Charts
The Alphabet leads the news disrupted night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/10/18 - 08:02 AM]
Disney Channel's "Andi Mack" Grows to New Season Highs
Disney Channel further spins the numbers for Monday, July 2.

[07/09/18 - 11:06 PM]
Velocity Earns Most Watched 2Q and June in Network History
Velocity further spins the numbers for the month and quarter to date.

[07/09/18 - 01:36 PM]
History(R)'s "Evel Live" Soars as #1 Cable Special of the Year
History spins the numbers for Sunday, July 8.

[07/09/18 - 01:00 PM]
Starz Original Series "Power" Season Five Premiere More Than Doubles Acquisition and Viewership on the Starz App Over Season 4
Starz further spins the numbers for Sunday, July 1.

[07/09/18 - 12:01 PM]
Science Channel Sets Record Highs in June and 2nd Quarter
Science Channel further spins the numbers for the month and quarter to date.