or


[04/11/14 - 08:39 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Shares Demo Crown with ABC
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (4/10/14):

CBS (9.764 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #T1) was the most-watched network on Thursday with its usual mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (15.988 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.6, #1), "The Millers" (10.237 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #3), "Two and a Half Men" (9.618 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #5), "The Crazy Ones" (6.922 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T6) and "Elementary" (7.909 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T6).

The Eye however shared the adults 18-49 crown with ABC (7.916 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #T1) and its lineup of "Shark Tank" (6.572 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.6, #9), "Grey's Anatomy" (8.092 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.5, #4) and "Scandal" (9.083 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.0, #2).

Next up was FOX (5.003 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) and originals from "Hell's Kitchen" (4.075 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #10), "American Idol" (7.530 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T6) and "Surviving Jack" (4.333 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #11).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.954 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) served up new episodes of "Community" (2.616 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #15) and "Parks & Recreation" (2.564 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.0, #13) alongside a repeat "Hollywood Game Night" (2.654 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #14) and a new "Parenthood" (3.619 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #12).

And finally, a repeat "The Vampire Diaries" (0.906 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.3, #17) and a new "Reign" (1.190 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #16) on The CW (1.048 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) finished out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Diaries" delivered a 0.4 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Reign" a 0.5 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Reign
+7.14% - Scandal
+6.25% - Elementary
0.00% - Surviving Jack
-3.85% - Grey's Anatomy
-4.00% - Two and a Half Men
-4.17% - The Big Bang Theory
-5.56% - American Idol
-5.56% - The Crazy Ones
-8.33% - Parenthood
-9.09% - Parks & Recreation
-10.34% - The Millers
-11.11% - Community
-17.65% - Hell's Kitchen

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+233.33% - Scandal (vs. Scandal (Repeat))
+92.31% - Grey's Anatomy (vs. Grey's Anatomy (Repeat))
+58.62% - The Big Bang Theory (vs. The Big Bang Theory (Repeat))
+33.33% - Reign (vs. Beauty and the Beast (Repeat))
+33.33% - Two and a Half Men (vs. Person of Interest (Repeat))
+30.00% - The Millers (vs. Two and a Half Men (Repeat))
+21.43% - Elementary (vs. Elementary (Repeat))
+14.29% - Shark Tank (vs. Wife Swap)
-5.56% - The Crazy Ones (vs. Person of Interest (Repeat))
-29.17% - American Idol (vs. Glee)
-31.25% - Parenthood (vs. Hannibal)
-33.33% - Community
-33.33% - Parks & Recreation
-50.00% - Surviving Jack (vs. Glee)
-54.84% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. American Idol)

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

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.9/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.6/4 with an encore delayed by Masters golf coverage; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.5/6.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "Tonight," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore delayed by Masters golf coverage; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.9/4.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.5/5 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/4 delayed by Masters golf coverage). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 delayed by Masters golf coverage).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 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 (4/11/13):

FOX (9.772 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) was the top draw on Thursday thanks to a new "American Idol" (12.745 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1) and the return of "Glee" (6.799 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.4, #3) after a three week break.

CBS (8.986 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) then claimed the silver despite an all-repeat lineup of "The Big Bang Theory" (11.146 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.9, #2), "Two and a Half Men" (8.207 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4), "Person of Interest" (9.978 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #6) and "Elementary" (7.305 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T9).

Next up was NBC (3.531 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) and its all-original lineup of "Community" (2.963 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.2, #12), "Parks & Recreation" (3.107 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.5, #8), "The Office" (3.772 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.9, #5), the season finale of "Go On" (2.663 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.1, #13) and week two of "Hannibal" (4.340 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.6, #7).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.192 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) offered up a new "Wife Swap" (4.588 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T9) followed by repeats of "Grey's Anatomy" (4.407 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #11) and "Scandal" (3.580 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #14).

And finally, rebroadcasts of "The Vampire Diaries" (0.987 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15) and "Beauty and the Beast" (0.898 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15) on The CW (0.942 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Diaries" delivered a 0.4 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Beast" a 0.3 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
20.00% - Glee (vs. 3/21/13)
20.00% - Community
16.67% - Wife Swap
11.76% - The Office
10.71% - American Idol
0.00% - Hannibal
0.00% - Parks & Recreation
0.00% - Go On

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+77.78% - Hannibal (vs. Awake)
+7.14% - Parks & Recreation (vs. 30 Rock)
+4.35% - Glee (vs. Touch)
0.00% - Wife Swap (vs. Missing)
-9.52% - The Office
-14.29% - Community
-26.19% - American Idol
-26.67% - Go On (vs. Up All Night)

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," 1.7/5 with an encore delayed by golf; 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," 0.3/2 with an encore delayed by golf; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.

* 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" (0.9/4 delayed by golf). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2 delayed by golf).

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





  [april 2014]  
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
[07/31/15 - 09:31 AM]
E!'s "I Am Cait" Ranks as Cable's Biggest Unscripted Launch of the Year and E!'s Most-Watched Series Debut in Over a Decade
E! further spins the numbers for Sunday, July 26.

[07/31/15 - 08:40 AM]
"Dateline Mystery" Matches NBC's Best Rating in the Thursday 9-11 P.M. Slot Since May
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, July 30.

[07/31/15 - 08:39 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother," "Big Bang" Keep CBS on Top
The Eye wins the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/31/15 - 07:00 AM]
Original Reporting Fuels Television Year-to-Date Audience Growth and Solid Key News Demo Performances for All CBS News Broadcasts
CBS spins the numbers for the week of July 20-26.

[07/30/15 - 06:57 PM]
Disney's "Descendants" Garners Over One Million Views on the WATCH Disney Channel App Ahead of Its Television Premiere Tomorrow
Disney Channel spins its digital numbers to date.

[07/30/15 - 02:10 PM]
WNBA All-Star Game Delivers Strong Viewership over 2014
ESPN spins the numbers for Saturday, July 25.

[07/30/15 - 12:37 PM]
TV One Posts Strongest July in Network History Reporting 10th Consecutive Month of Year-Over-Year Gains in Primetime
TV One spins the numbers for the month to date.

[07/30/15 - 11:58 AM]
July 2015 Is GSN's Most Watched Month Ever in Primetime; Original Programming Reaches Viewership Milestone
GSN spins the numbers for the month to date.

[07/30/15 - 10:41 AM]
"The Tonight Show" Dominates ABC, CBS Timeslot Competition for Week of July 20-24
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of July 20-24.

[07/30/15 - 08:48 AM]
NBC Wins Wednesday Among the Big 4 in Every Key Measure
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, July 29.

[07/30/15 - 08:28 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers, Demos
"America's Got Talent" and "Last Comic Standing" pave the way for another Peacock victory.

[07/29/15 - 12:57 PM]
Discovery Channel's "Alaskan Bush People" Earns Season High and Ranks #1 on All of Television on Friday Night in Persons and Men
Discovery further spins the numbers for Friday, July 24.

[07/29/15 - 08:40 AM]
"Talent" and "Hollywood Game Night" Are the #1-2 Shows of the Night on the Big 4 in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 28.

[07/29/15 - 08:33 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Stays on Top with "America's Got Talent"
Plus: "Zoo" on CBS rises to match its series high among adults 18-49.

[07/29/15 - 08:27 AM]
ABC's "Extreme Weight Loss" Builds 17% in Adults 18-49 and Spikes to Equal Season Highs in Adults 18-34 and Women 18-34
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 28.