or


[09/27/07 - 11:35 AM]
'Bionic Woman' and 'Life' Are Powerful Wednesday Winners in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 26.

[via press release from NBC]

'BIONIC WOMAN' AND 'LIFE' ARE POWERFUL WEDNESDAY WINNERS IN ADULTS 18-49

'BIONIC WOMAN' AND 'LIFE' ARE POWERFUL WEDNESDAY WINNERS IN ADULTS 18-49

'BIONIC WOMAN' IS THE #1 SHOW OF THE NIGHT IN 18-49 AND NBC'S TOP-RATED WEDNESDAY SERIES PREMIERE SINCE 'THE WEST WING' IN 1999

'LIFE' IS GOOD, WINNING ITS SLOT IN 18-49 WITH NBC'S HIGHEST RATING IN THE HOUR IN MORE THAN A YEAR

NBC IS UP 37 PERCENT IN 18-49 AND 49 PERCENT IN TOTAL VIEWERS VERSUS LAST SEASON'S PREMIERE WEDNESDAY, FOR ITS BEST DEBUT WEDNESDAY IN THREE YEARS

BURBANK, Calif. - September 27, 2007 - The series premieres of "Bionic Woman" and "Life" won their respective time periods in primetime's key demographic of adults 18-49, as the two debuting Universal Media Studios dramas propelled NBC to a 37 percent gain in the demo and 49 growth in total viewers versus the opening Wednesday night of last season, according to preliminary "fast affiliate-based" "live plus same day" viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research.

Last night at 9 p.m. ET, the debut of "Bionic Woman" (5.5 rating, 14 share in adults 18-49, 13.6 million viewers overall) was the #1 telecast of the night in adults 18-49, winning its highly competitive time period versus the series premiere of ABC's "Private Practice," the season premiere of CBS' "Criminal Minds" and week two of Fox's "Kitchen Nightmares." "Bionic Woman" also won its slot in adults 25-54 and all key adult male demos.

"Bionic Woman" is NBC's highest-rated program in this time period in nearly three years, excluding Olympics (since a special "Apprentice" on September 29, 2004). This marks NBC's highest-rated Wednesday new series premiere among adults 18-49 since "The West Wing" on September 22, 1999. It's also the top-rated new series premiere to date for the 2007-08 television season.

"Bionic Woman" built on its lead-in from the previous hour by 112 percent. The premiere telecast increased from half-hour to half-hour in both 18-49 and total viewers. Its 0.4 of a rating point increase in adults 18-49 (to a 5.7 from a 5.3) is the most growth of any program in the hour

At 10 p.m. ET, the series premiere of "Life" (4.1/11 in 18-49, 10.1 million viewers overall) won its highly competitive hour in adults 18-49, adults 18-34, adults 25-54 and all key male demos. "Life" scored NBC's highest rating in this time period since June 21, 2006 and improved on NBC's premiere-week 18-49 rating in this time period last season by 46 percent (4.1 vs. 2.8) and the network's year-ago overall viewer total by 34 percent (10.1 million vs. 7.6 million).

NBC kicked off the night at 8 p.m. ET with "Deal or No Deal" (2.6/8 in 18-49, 8.9 million viewers overall), which scored NBC's highest 18-49 rating in the hour in five months (since April 18). From its first half-hour to its second, "Deal" increased by 36 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 3.0/8 from a 2.2/7) and by 24 percent in overall viewership (to 9.8 million from 8.0 million).

In both 18-49 and total viewers, this marks NBC's top Wednesday night since December 13, 2006 and its best premiere Wednesday in three years. Pending updates, NBC is currently a tenth of a rating point behind ABC for the nightlong lead in adults 18-49. NBC ranked #1 for the night in all key adult male demographics.

Preliminary 18-49 averages for Wednesday night are: ABC, 4.2/11; NBC, 4.1/11; CBS, 3.3/9; Fox, 2.5/7; CW, 1.8/5. In overall total viewers, September 26 preliminary results are: ABC, 13.8 million; CBS, 11.0 million; NBC, 10.9 million; Fox, 6.1 million; CW, 3.7 million

In local-market late-night results last night, "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (4.2 rating, 11 share in metered-market households) defeated CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" (3.3/8), and ABC's "Nightline" (3.4/8) and "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (1.6/5).

At 12:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (1.9/7) beat CBS' "Late Late Show" (1.6/6) and Kimmel.

Note that all national ratings are "live plus same day" unless otherwise indicated. Metered-market household ratings are live only.

[EDITOR'S NOTE: What follows is the afternoon update with the final national Nielsen ratings.]

UPDATE: 'BIONIC WOMAN' AND 'LIFE' ARE POWERFUL WEDNESDAY WINNERS IN ADULTS 18-49

'BIONIC WOMAN' IS THE #1 SHOW OF THE NIGHT IN 18-49 AND NBC'S TOP-RATED WEDNESDAY SERIES PREMIERE SINCE 'THE WEST WING' IN 1999

'LIFE' IS GOOD, WINNING ITS SLOT IN 18-49 WITH NBC'S HIGHEST RATING IN THE HOUR IN MORE THAN A YEAR

NBC IS UP 37 PERCENT IN 18-49 AND 50 PERCENT IN TOTAL VIEWERS VERSUS LAST SEASON'S PREMIERE WEDNESDAY, FOR ITS BEST DEBUT WEDNESDAY IN THREE YEARS

BURBANK, Calif. - September 27, 2007 - The series premieres of "Bionic Woman" and "Life" won their respective time periods in primetime's key demographic of adults 18-49, as the two debuting Universal Media Studios dramas propelled NBC to a 37 percent gain in the demo and 50 growth in total viewers versus the opening Wednesday night of last season, according to updated "live plus same day" viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research.

Last night at 9 p.m. ET, the debut of "Bionic Woman" (5.7 rating, 14 share in adults 18-49, 13.9 million viewers overall) was the #1 telecast of the night in adults 18-49, winning its highly competitive time period versus the series premiere of ABC's "Private Practice," the season premiere of CBS' "Criminal Minds" and week two of Fox's "Kitchen Nightmares." "Bionic Woman" also won its slot in adults 25-54 and all key adult male demos.

"Bionic Woman" is NBC's highest-rated program in this time period in nearly three years, excluding Olympics (since a special "Apprentice" on September 29, 2004). This marks NBC's highest-rated Wednesday new series premiere among adults 18-49 since "The West Wing" on September 22, 1999. It's also the top-rated new series premiere to date for the 2007-08 television season.

"Bionic Woman" built on its lead-in from the previous hour by 111 percent. The premiere telecast increased from half-hour to half-hour in both 18-49 and total viewers. Its 0.4 of a rating point increase in adults 18-49 (to a 5.9 from a 5.5) is the most growth of any program in the hour

At 10 p.m. ET, the series premiere of "Life" (4.0/11 in 18-49, 9.9 million viewers overall) ranked #1 in its highly competitive hour in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 adults 18-34 (tie) and in all key male demos. "Life" scored NBC's highest rating in this time period since June 21, 2006 and improved on NBC's premiere-week 18-49 rating in this time period last season by 43 percent (4.0 vs. 2.8) and the network's year-ago overall viewer total by 30 percent (9.9 million vs. 7.6 million).

NBC kicked off the night at 8 p.m. ET with "Deal or No Deal" (2.7/8 in 18-49, 9.0 million viewers overall), which scored NBC's highest 18-49 rating in the hour in five months (since April 18). From its first half-hour to its second, "Deal" increased by 41 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 3.1/9 from a 2.2/7) and by 24 percent in overall viewership (to 10.0 million from 8.1 million).

In both 18-49 and total viewers, this marks NBC's top Wednesday night since December 13, 2006 and its best premiere Wednesday in three years.

NBC ranked #1 for the night in all key adult male demographics (men 18-34, men 18-49 and men 25-54).

Updated adult 18-49 averages for Wednesday night are: ABC, 4.3/11; NBC, 4.1/11; CBS, 3.3/9; Fox, 2.5/7; CW, 1.8/5. In overall total viewers, September 26 updated results are: ABC, 13.9 million; CBS and NBC, 11.0 million; Fox, 6.1 million; CW, 3.7 million

In local-market late-night results last night, "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (4.2 rating, 11 share in metered-market households) defeated CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" (3.3/8), and ABC's "Nightline" (3.4/8) and "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (1.6/5).

At 12:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (1.9/7) beat CBS' "Late Late Show" (1.6/6) and Kimmel.

Note that all national ratings are "live plus same day" unless otherwise indicated. Metered-market household ratings are live only.





  [september 2007]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· APPRENTICE, THE (NBC)
· BIONIC WOMAN (NBC)
· CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS)
· DEAL OR NO DEAL (NBC)
· KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (FOX)
· LIFE (NBC)
· PRIVATE PRACTICE (ABC)
· WEST WING, THE (NBC)









most recent ratings | view all posts
[04/19/14 - 09:02 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos with "Shark Tank," "20/20"
The Alphabet's veteran newsmagazine posts big gains from last week among adults 18-49.

[04/19/14 - 08:34 AM]
"Hannibal" Is Up 29% Week to Week in Adults 18-49 with Its Top Result in Three Weeks
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, April 18.

[04/19/14 - 08:32 AM]
ABC Wins 3rd Straight Friday with the Top 2 TV Shows - "20/20" Surges to 2nd-Highest Ratings This Season
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, April 18.

[04/18/14 - 08:43 AM]
"Jimmy Kimmel Live" Scores Its Best-Ever Numbers at 11:35 p.m.
ABC spins the late-night numbers for Thursday, April 17.

[04/18/14 - 08:42 AM]
"Parenthood" Jumps 18% Versus Last Week in 18-49, Making It Its Top Episode in Three Weeks
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 17.

[04/18/14 - 08:22 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Scandal" Finale Powers ABC Into the Top Spot
The Alphabet takes home the adults 18-49 crown but falls just short as the most-watched network.

[04/18/14 - 08:17 AM]
ABC Wins Thursday with "Scandal" Posting Best-Ever Season Finale Numbers
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 17.

[04/17/14 - 02:31 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Survivor," "American Idol" Top Charts
Plus: numbers for FS1's "The Ultimate Fighter," Comedy Central's "Workaholics" and the NHL playoffs on CNBC and NBCSN.

[04/17/14 - 01:48 PM]
"Arnie" Becomes Most-Watched Original Production in Golf Channel History
Golf Channel spins the numbers for Sunday, April 13 through Tuesday, April 15.

[04/17/14 - 11:18 AM]
"The Tonight Show" Retains 100% of the Prior Week's 18-49 Rating, Sees Growth in Total Viewers
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of April 7-13.

[04/17/14 - 09:51 AM]
CBS Is 2013-2014 Comedy Leader - Network Has Eight of the Top 10 Comedies in Viewers; Six of Top 10 in Adults 18-49
CBS spins the numbers for the season to date.

[04/17/14 - 08:46 AM]
Encore Telecast of "Law & Order: SVU" Is Currently Delivering the Show's Top Results for a Rebroadcast Since December 2012
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 16.

[04/17/14 - 08:44 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "Idol" Pull Back in Front in Viewers, Demos
Said victory however comes against mostly repeat competition on ABC, CBS and NBC.

[04/16/14 - 04:05 PM]
MTV's Hit Series Proves It's Still Cool to Be "Awkward" in Season Four
MTV spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 15.

[04/16/14 - 02:59 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "The Voice" Tops Demos, "NCIS" Leads Viewers
Plus: numbers for ESPN's "30 for 30: Soccer Stories," MTV's "Awkward" and FX's "Fargo."