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[01/31/14 - 08:28 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Bang" Return Helps CBS Snap FOX Win Streak
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 (1/30/14):

CBS (11.300 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) was back in front on Thursday thanks to new episodes of "The Big Bang Theory" (18.875 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.1, #1), "The Millers" (11.790 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.8, #3), "The Crazy Ones" (8.273 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T5), "Two and a Half Men" (8.545 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T5) and "Elementary" (10.157 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4).

FOX (8.267 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) then had to settle for second place with a new "American Idol" (11.230 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.1, #2) and week two of "Rake" (5.304 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #8).

Next up was NBC (4.155 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) with fresh installments of "Community" (2.992 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #10) and "Parks & Recreation" (2.952 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #9) followed by the two-hour special "Saturday Night Live Presents a SNL Sports Spectacular" (4.746 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.8, #7).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.603 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) offered up an original "The Taste" (3.530 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T11) and a repeat "Shark Tank" (3.751 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T11).

And finally, new episodes of "The Vampire Diaries" (2.355 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T11) and "Reign" (1.688 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #14) over on The CW (2.022 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Diaries" delivered a 1.5 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Reign" a 0.8 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Elementary (vs. 1/9/14)
0.00% - Parks & Recreation
0.00% - Community
0.00% - Reign
-6.06% - American Idol
-8.93% - The Big Bang Theory (vs. 1/9/14)
-9.09% - The Taste
-9.09% - The Vampire Diaries
-15.15% - The Millers (vs. 1/9/14)
-20.83% - Two and a Half Men (vs. 1/9/14)
-20.83% - The Crazy Ones (vs. 1/9/14)
-23.53% - Rake

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+24.14% - Saturday Night Live Presents a SNL Sports Spectacular (vs. The Office/Do No Harm)
0.00% - Reign (vs. Beauty and the Beast)
-3.77% - The Big Bang Theory
-9.09% - Elementary
-23.08% - The Vampire Diaries
-28.21% - The Millers (vs. Two and a Half Men)
-31.11% - American Idol
-36.84% - Parks & Recreation (vs. 30 Rock)
-38.10% - Rake (vs. Glee)
-38.89% - Community (vs. 30 Rock)
-40.63% - Two and a Half Men (vs. Person of Interest)
-40.63% - The Crazy Ones (vs. Person of Interest)
-48.72% - The Taste (vs. Shark Tank (Repeat)/Grey's Anatomy)

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," 3.5/9; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.6/3; 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 Jimmy Fallon" (1.9/6 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.7/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 with an encore).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.0/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 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 (1/31/13):

CBS (14.013 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.4, #1) opened the February sweeps period on top with new episodes of "The Big Bang Theory" (17.510 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.3, #1), "Two and a Half Men" (13.716 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.9, #3), "Person of Interest" (15.624 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.2, #4) and "Elementary" (10.802 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.2, #7).

FOX (9.632 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.3, #2) then had to settle for a competitive second place with originals from "American Idol" (13.727 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.5, #2) and "Glee" (5.538 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T8).

Next up was ABC (7.153 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #3) with an encore of "Shark Tank" (4.589 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #14) followed by new episodes of "Grey's Anatomy" (8.774 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.8, #5) and "Scandal" (8.096 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.7, #6).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.050 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) offered up the penultimate "30 Rock" (4.886 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.8, #12) followed by the series finale of "30 Rock" (4.706 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T10), a new "The Office" (4.444 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T8), a second new "The Office" (4.012 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T10) and the debut of "Do No Harm" (3.126 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #15).

Said numbers make "Harm" the lowest-rated in-season scripted premiere ever on the four major broadcast networks.

And finally, originals from "The Vampire Diaries" (2.572 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.3, #13) and "Beauty and the Beast" (1.732 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.7, #16) on The CW (2.152 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Diaries" delivered a 1.9 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Beast" a 0.8 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - 30 Rock - 8:00
+5.00% - The Office - 9:00
+3.85% - Scandal (vs. 1/17/13)
0.00% - The Vampire Diaries
0.00% - Beauty and the Beast
-3.03% - Person of Interest (vs. 1/10/13)
-6.67% - Grey's Anatomy
-7.14% - Two and a Half Men (vs. 1/10/13)
-8.33% - Elementary (vs. 1/10/13)
-11.76% - American Idol
-15.87% - The Big Bang Theory (vs. 1/10/13)
-22.22% - Glee

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+38.46% - 30 Rock - 8:00
+17.39% - Scandal (vs. Private Practice)
+14.71% - Two and a Half Men (vs. Rob)
+12.50% - Do No Harm (vs. The Firm)
+8.33% - The Vampire Diaries
+5.56% - 30 Rock - 8:30 (vs. Parks & Recreation)
+5.56% - The Office - 9:30 (vs. Up All Night)
0.00% - Beauty and the Beast (vs. The Secret Circle)
-1.85% - The Big Bang Theory
-3.03% - Person of Interest
-12.50% - Glee (vs. The Finder)
-16.67% - American Idol
-20.00% - Grey's Anatomy
-21.43% - Elementary (vs. The Mentalist)
-22.22% - The Office

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," 2.5/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.7/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.7/7.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.7/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.0/5.

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.7/6 in metered-market households and a 0.6/4 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" (0.5/3 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 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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