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[01/09/15 - 08:33 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Tops Viewers, Demos with "American Idol"
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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (1/8/15):

FOX (11.015 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1) claimed the top spot on Thursday thanks to a new "American Idol" (10.357 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.7, #4) and a second hour of "American Idol" (11.673 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.3, #2).

CBS (10.809 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2) then took home the silver with new episodes of "The Big Bang Theory" (17.760 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.5, #1), "Mom" (12.291 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.8, #3), "Two and a Half Men" (10.028 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.2, #5), "The McCarthys" (7.943 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #6) and "Elementary" (8.415 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T7).

Next up was NBC (4.058 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with originals from "The Biggest Loser" (4.996 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #9), "Bad Judge" (3.119 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11), "A to Z" (2.021 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13) and "Parenthood" (4.607 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T7).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.989 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) served up a new "The Taste" (3.197 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10) and a repeat "How to Get Away with Murder" (2.572 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12).

And finally, the feaure "House at the End of the Street" (1.266 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) on The CW (1.266 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the film posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+60.00% - Bad Judge
+50.00% - A to Z
+44.44% - The Biggest Loser
+28.57% - The Taste
+21.74% - Mom (vs. 12/18/14)
+15.79% - Two and a Half Men (vs. 12/18/14)
+12.50% - The Big Bang Theory (vs. 12/11/14)
+6.25% - The McCarthys (vs. 12/18/14)
0.00% - Elementary (vs. 12/18/14)
-6.67% - Parenthood (vs. 11/20/14)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+450.00% - American Idol - 9:00 (vs. Sleepy Hollow (Repeat))
+285.71% - American Idol - 8:00 (vs. Sleepy Hollow (Repeat))
+7.69% - Parenthood
-7.14% - The Biggest Loser (vs. Community/Parks & Recreation)
-8.33% - Two and a Half Men (vs. The Crazy Ones)
-15.15% - Mom (vs. The Millers)
-19.64% - The Big Bang Theory
-20.00% - Bad Judge (vs. Sean Saves the World)
-29.17% - The McCarthys (vs. Two and a Half Men)
-30.00% - Elementary
-30.77% - The Taste
-40.00% - A to Z (vs. The Michael J. Fox Show)

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," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, 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 Seth Meyers" (1.1/4 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show " (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 with an encore in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 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 (1/9/14):

CBS (12.082 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1) was the top draw on Thursday with its original lineup of "The Big Bang Theory" (20.079 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.6, #1), "The Millers" (13.612 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.3, #2), "The Crazy Ones" (9.616 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.4, #T3), "Two and a Half Men" (9.477 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.4, #T3) and "Elementary" (9.853 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #5).

NBC (3.610 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then claimed a distant second place with its mix of "Community" (3.570 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6), "Parks & Recreation" (3.367 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6), "Sean Saves the World" (3.159 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10), "The Michael J. Fox Show" (3.140 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10) and "Parenthood" (4.211 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8).

Next up was ABC (3.954 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with week two of "The Taste" (4.465 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8) and "The Assets" (2.934 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.406 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) served up repeats of "Sleepy Hollow" (2.389 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12) and a second "Sleepy Hollow" (2.423 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13).

And finally, second runs of "The Vampire Diaries" (0.952 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15) and "Reign" (0.939 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15) closed out the night over on The CW (0.945 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Diaries" delivered a 0.4 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Reign" a 0.2 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+40.00% - Parks & Recreation (vs. 11/21/13)
+25.00% - Sean Saves the World
+25.00% - The Michael J. Fox Show
+20.00% - The Crazy Ones
+14.29% - Two and a Half Men
+13.79% - The Millers
+11.11% - Elementary
+8.33% - The Taste
+7.69% - Community
+5.66% - The Big Bang Theory
0.00% - Parenthood
-14.29% - The Assets

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+18.18% - Parenthood (vs. Rock Center With Brian Williams)
0.00% - Parks & Recreation (vs. 1600 Penn (Repeat))
0.00% - Community (vs. 30 Rock)
-11.11% - The Big Bang Theory
-16.67% - Elementary
-21.43% - The Millers (vs. Two and a Half Men)
-27.27% - The Crazy Ones (vs. Person of Interest)
-27.27% - Two and a Half Men (vs. Person of Interest)
-37.50% - The Michael J. Fox Show (vs. 1600 Penn)
-39.53% - The Taste (vs. Last Resort/Grey's Anatomy)
-54.55% - Sean Saves the World (vs. The Office)
-78.57% - The Assets (vs. Scandal)

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," 2.6/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.8/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/3; "Late Show," 0.7/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 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" (1.3/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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