or


[01/03/14 - 08:27 AM]
ABC's New Thursday Line-up Finishes #2 - "The Taste" Beats NBC's Comedy Premiere Block and "The Assets" Nearly Ties "Parenthood" at 10pm
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, January 2.

[via press release from ABC]

ABC's New Thursday Line-up Finishes #2 - "The Taste" Beats NBC's Comedy Premiere Block and "The Assets" Nearly Ties "Parenthood" at 10pm

ABC Thursday Prime (8-11pm - 4.4 million and 1.1/3 in AD18-49): Featuring the season premiere of The Taste and the first part of The Assets mini-series (ABC's new 8-week Thursday line-up until the mid-season return of its dramas in February), the Net took second place on Thursday, outdrawing NBC's premiere line-up by 33% in Total Viewers (4.4 million vs. 3.3 million) and tying in Adults 18-49 (1.1/3).

The Taste (8-10pm - 4.7 million and 1.2/3 in AD18-49): Taking second place from 8-10pm to CBS, ABC's Season 2 premiere of The Taste (4.7 million and 1.2/3) beat out NBC's 2-hour comedy premiere block by strong margins (Community/Community/Sean Saves the World/Michael J Fox Show = 3.0 million and 1.0/3), leading by 57% in Total Viewers and by 20% in Adults 18-49. The ABC unscripted series built 8% in Adults 18-49 from its first hour to it second hour.

· The Taste was up 34% over its Season 1 finale in Total Viewers and held steady Adults 18-49 (3.5 million and 1.2/3 on 3/12/13), outdrawing the final 3 telecasts of its first season - best since 2/19/13. Please note: The Taste debuted last year in late-January with higher overall viewing levels on Tuesday night against repeat competition on CBS.

The Assets (10-11pm - 3.8 million and 0.7/2 in AD18-49): Part 1 of the 8-part mini-series, ABC's The Asset drew 3.8 million viewers to nearly catch NBC's time-period established Parenthood (4.0 million) in the 10pm hour, pacing within just 200k viewers of the NBC veteran drama.

Quick Take for Thursday, January 2, 2014 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC's New Thursday Line-Up Earns Second with a 33% Viewer Advantage Over NBC

From 8-10pm, ABC's Season 2 Opener of "The Taste" Outdelivers NBC's 2-Hour Premiere Comedy Block and Surges 34% from its Season 1 Finale in Total Viewers

Part 1 of ABC's "The Assets" Mini-Series Nearly Ties NBC's "Parenthood" in Viewers

ABC Thursday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. - 4.4 million and 1.1/3 in AD18-49):

Featuring the season premiere of "The Taste" and the first part of "The Assets" mini-series (ABC's new 8-week Thursday line-up until the mid-season return of its dramas in February), the Net took second place on Thursday, outdrawing NBC's premiere line-up by 33% in Total Viewers (4.4 million vs. 3.3 million) and tying in Adults 18-49 (1.1/3).

"The Taste" (8:00-10:00 p.m. - 4.7 million and 1.2/3 in AD18-49):

Taking second place from 8:00-10:00 p.m. to CBS, ABC's season 2 premiere of "The Taste" (4.7 million and 1.2/3) beat out NBC's 2-hour comedy premiere block by strong margins ("Community"/"Community"/"Sean Saves the World"/"Michael J Fox Show" = 3.0 million and 1.0/3), leading by 57% in Total Viewers and 20% in Adults 18-49. The ABC unscripted series built 8% in Adults 18-49 from its first hour to its second hour.

· "The Taste" was up 34% over its season 1 finale in Total Viewers and held steady in Adults 18-49 (3.5 million and 1.2/3 on 3/12/13), outdrawing the final 3 telecasts of its first season - best since 2/19/13. Please note: "The Taste" debuted last year in late-January with higher overall viewing levels on Tuesday night against repeat competition on CBS.

"The Assets" (10:00-11:00 p.m. - 3.8 million and 0.7/2 in AD18-49):

Part 1 of an 8-part mini-series, ABC's "The Assets" nearly tied NBC's time-period established "Parenthood" in the 10:00 p.m. hour, pacing within just 200k viewers (3.8 million vs. 4.0 million).

A note about increasing DVR penetration and year-to-year rating comparisons: Year-to-year rating comparisons based on the Live + Same Day data stream are distorted by the level of DVR penetration in the Nielsen sample, which has increased to 49% currently, from 47% at the same point in 2013. More viewers are watching shows on their own timetables, which may not be reflected in the overnight next-day numbers. The only truly valid year-to-year comparison would be one based on the Live + 7 Day metric, once those stats are released by Nielsen.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 01/02/14.





  [january 2014]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· ASSETS, THE (ABC)
· COMMUNITY (YAHOO)
· MICHAEL J FOX SHOW, THE (NBC)
· PARENTHOOD (NBC)
· SEAN SAVES THE WORLD (NBC)
· TASTE, THE (ABC)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[01/17/17 - 12:08 PM]
"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" Builds on Record-Setting Season Premiere
FXX further spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 11.

[01/17/17 - 11:02 AM]
"Nashville" on CMT Ratings Soar with Newest Episode Outpacing the Premiere as CMT's Most Watched Original Telecast Ever
CMT further spins the numbers for Thursday, January 12.

[01/17/17 - 09:50 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Bachelor" Keeps ABC in Front
The Alphabet continues its win streak among adults 18-49.

[01/16/17 - 11:39 AM]
"Taboo" Delights in FX Premiere
FX further spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 10.

[01/16/17 - 09:37 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Playoffs Score Big for NBC, FOX
Nearly 49 million viewers turned into FOX at its peak for its Packers-Cowboys showdown.

[01/16/17 - 07:38 AM]
Steelers-Chiefs Score a Record Overnight Rating for a Primetime NFL Wild Card or Divisional Playoff Game
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, January 15.

[01/15/17 - 09:38 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Playoff Coverage Tops Charts for CBS
The Eye's telecast of the Texans/Patriots showdown easily wins the night.

[01/15/17 - 08:41 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Is the #1 Non-Sports Telecast of the Night on the Big 4 Networks
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, January 14.

[01/14/17 - 08:56 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Shares Demo Crown with ABC
The Eye's "Blue Bloods" leads the night in both categories.

[01/14/17 - 08:42 AM]
"Shark Tank" Scores a Season High in Viewers
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, January 13.

[01/14/17 - 08:32 AM]
"Grimm" Retains 96% of Last Week's Season Debut in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, January 13.

[01/13/17 - 04:01 PM]
Science Channel Series Premiere of "MythBusters: The Search" Breaks Into Cable's Top 20 Among Key Demos on Jan. 7
Science Channel further spins the numbers for Saturday, January 7.

[01/13/17 - 11:00 AM]
Travel Channel's "Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations" Scores Highest-Rated Season Ever
In the midst of the season, the network quickly commissioned 48 additional episodes that will begin airing in April 2017.

[01/13/17 - 09:30 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Wins Tight Demo Race
The Eye wins the night in total viewers and adults 18-49 despite a repeat "The Big Bang Theory."

[01/12/17 - 08:57 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demo Race with Comedies
"Modern Family" helps pave the way to an adults 18-49 victory.