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[01/31/13 - 08:27 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Coasts to Victory with "American Idol"
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for wednesday, january 30, 2013)

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

FOX (15.593 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.4, #1) coasted to victory on Wednesday with a new two-hour installment of "American Idol" (15.593 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.4, #1).

A distant second place then went to CBS (8.072 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) with its annual "Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2013" (9.866 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T2) special followed by repeats of "Criminal Minds" (7.175 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T7) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (7.174 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T7).

Next up was NBC (5.610 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) and its lineup of "Whitney" (3.585 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T10), "Guys With Kids" (2.895 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.1, #12), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (6.366 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #6) and "Chicago Fire" (7.225 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.633 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) offered up a repeat of "The Middle" (5.517 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T10), a new "The Neighbors" (5.249 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T7), a repeat of "Modern Family" (6.165 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T2), a new "Suburgatory" (4.868 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.8, #5) and a repeat of "Nashville" (3.000 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T13).

And finally, originals from "Arrow" (2.996 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T13) and "Supernatural" (0.281 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T13) on The CW (2.638 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Arrow" delivered a 0.6 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Supernatural" a 0.7 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - American Idol
0.00% - Supernatural
-7.14% - Whitney (vs. 1/9/13)
-9.09% - Chicago Fire (vs. 1/9/13)
-15.38% - Guys With Kids (vs. 1/9/13)
-15.79% - The Neighbors
-18.18% - Arrow
-19.05% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. 1/9/13)
-21.74% - Suburgatory

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+200.00% - Supernatural (vs. Remodeled)
+54.55% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Repeat))
+33.33% - The Neighbors (vs. Suburgatory (Repeat))
+28.57% - Arrow (vs. One Tree Hill)
+25.00% - Chicago Fire (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Repeat))
+22.73% - American Idol (vs. American Idol/Mobbed)
0.00% - Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2013
-5.26% - Suburgatory (vs. Happy Endings (Repeat))
-23.53% - Whitney
-35.29% - Guys With Kids (vs. Are You There, Chelsea?)

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," 2.9/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.1/6.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

* From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 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" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "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 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/1/12):

FOX (13.06 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.4, #1) overshadowed its mostly repeat competition on Wednesday thanks to new episodes of "American Idol" (18.19 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.9, #1) and "Mobbed" (7.94 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.9, #2).

The silver then went to CBS (8.10 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) with its annual "Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2012" (8.66 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T4) alongside repeats of "Criminal Minds" (8.23 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T4) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (7.40 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #10).

Next up was NBC (4.96 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3) with new episodes of "Whitney" (4.44 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T7) and "Are You There, Chelsea?" (4.08 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T7) plus repeats of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.79 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #13) and another "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (5.82 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #9).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.77 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3) offered up its all-repeat lineup of "The Middle" (4.90 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T11), "Suburgatory" (4.21 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T11), "Modern Family" (7.66 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.7, #3), "Happy Endings" (5.25 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.9, #6) and "Revenge" (3.29 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #14).

And finally, a new "One Tree Hill" (1.47 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.7, #15) led into the Wednesday premiere of "Remodeled" (0.75 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #16) on The CW (1.11 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Hill" delivered a 1.3 rating while "Remodeled" posted a 0.4 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+123.08% - Mobbed (vs. 1/11/12)
+21.43% - Whitney
+21.43% - Are You There, Chelsea?
0.00% - One Tree Hill
-7.81% - American Idol
-25.00% - Remodeled (vs. 1/24/12)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+110.00% - Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2012 (vs. Live to Dance)
+75.00% - One Tree Hill (vs. Smallville (Repeat))
+11.54% - Mobbed (vs. Human Target)
0.00% - Whitney (vs. Minute to Win It)
0.00% - Are You There, Chelsea? (vs. Minute to Win It)
-25.00% - Remodeled (vs. Supernatural (Repeat))
-33.71% - American Idol

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 with an encore in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters

In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 3.0/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.7/7; 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," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.7/3; "Nightline," 0.8/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.7/6 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" (0.7/5 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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