or


[02/02/10 - 08:41 AM]
The Bachelor Hits Season Highs, Castle Post Best-Ever Repeat
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, February 1.

[via press release from ABC]

The Bachelor Hits Season Highs/Castle Post Best-Ever Repeat

Some early info ahead of the regular press release for ABC's Monday night (original The Bachelor and a repeat Castle).

Monday Night (8-11pm): For the 3rd week in a row, ABC increased its overall audience from the year-ago night, gaining 8% year to year (10.4 million vs. 9.6 million on 2/2/09).

The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love (8-10pm): From 8-10pm, ABC's The Bachelor earned second place in viewers and young adults to CBS' original comedy block, beating Fox's original dramas (House/24) in Total Viewers (11.7 million vs. 11.6 million) and Adults 18-49 (4.1/10 vs. 3.9/10). The ABC unscripted series won its 2-hour time period for the 3rd straight week among Adults 18-34, beating runner-up Fox by 11% (4.0/11 vs. 3.6/10). For its 5th straight telecast, The Bachelor towered over its time slot and registered as Monday's #1 TV show with Women 18-34 (6.3/16).

� The Bachelor built to another season-high, marking its 4th consecutive week of growth in both Total Viewers and Adults 18-49.

� Bucking the general trend for many unscripted shows, The Bachelor attracts a highly desirable upscale audience. Season to date, The Bachelor places among the Top 10 highest-rated television series in Nielsen's top income break: Adults 18-49 in homes with $100K+ annual income (#9). In fact ranked among the all unscripted TV series this season, The Bachelor (5.9 rating) paces behind only Fox's American Idols, outperforming CBS' Amazing Race (5.3) and Survivor (5.3) and NBC's Biggest Loser 8 (5.0) and Biggest Loser 9 (4.9). Based on its Index (158), or concentration of high-income viewers in its audience, The Bachelor stands as the #1 unscripted series on the major broadcasts networks this season. For perspective, American Idol-Tuesday reports an index of 115 and American Idol-Wednesday is also at 115.

Castle (10-11pm): ABC's repeat Castle took second place in the 10 o'clock hour to CBS' original CSI: Miami, beating out NBC's original Jay Leno by 4.1 million viewers (8.0 million vs. 3.9 million) and by 100% in Adults 18-49 (2.2/6 vs. 1.1/3).

� The replay Castle improved ABC's performance in the hour over the same night a last year with original programming by 1.2 viewers (8.0 million vs. 6.8 million).

� In Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, Castle achieved the series' highest-ever repeat numbers.

Quick Take for Monday, February 1, 2010 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC is No. 1 on Monday Among Key Women Demos for the 5th Straight Week

"The Bachelor" Tops Fox's Original Dramas from 8-10pm, Hitting Season Highs with its 4th Consecutive Week of Growth in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49

Improving ABC's Year-Ago Performance at 10pm with Original Programming in Viewers, ABC's "Castle" Delivers Series' Highest Ever Repeat Numbers

Monday Night (8:00-11:00 p.m.)

ABC finished second on the night to Fox with originals of "House" and "24" in Adults 18-34 (3.2/9). ABC won Monday among Women 18-34 (5.1/13) and Women 18-49 (5.2/13), standing as the top Network on the Night for the 5th straight week among the key Women demos.

� For the 3rd week in a row, ABC increased its overall audience from the year-ago night, gaining 8% year to year (10.4 million vs. 9.6 million on 2/2/09).

"The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love" (8:00-10:00 p.m.)

From 8:00-10:00 p.m., ABC's "The Bachelor" earned second place in viewers and young adults to CBS' original comedy block, beating Fox's original dramas ("House"/"24") in Total Viewers (11.7 million vs. 11.6 million) and Adults 18-49 (4.1/10 vs. 3.9/10). The ABC unscripted series won its 2-hour time period for the 3rd straight week among Adults 18-34, beating runner-up Fox by 11% (4.0/11 vs. 3.6/10). For its 5th straight telecast, "The Bachelor" towered over its time slot and registered as Monday's No. 1 TV show with Women 18-34 (6.3/16).

� "The Bachelor" built to another season-high, marking its 4th consecutive week of growth in both Total Viewers and Adults 18-49.

� Bucking the general trend for many unscripted shows, "The Bachelor" attracts a highly desirable upscale audience. Season to date, "The Bachelor" places among the Top 10 highest-rated television series in Nielsen's top income break: Adults 18-49 in homes with $100K+ annual income (No. 9). In fact ranked among all unscripted TV series this season, "The Bachelor" (5.9 rating) paces behind only Fox's "American Idols," outperforming CBS' "Amazing Race 15" (5.3) and "Survivor: Samoa" (5.3) and NBC's "The Biggest Loser 8" (5.0) and "The Biggest Loser 9" (4.9). Based on its Index (158), or concentration of high-income viewers in its audience, "The Bachelor" stands as the No. 1 unscripted series on the major broadcasts networks this season. For perspective, "American Idol-Tuesday" reports an index of 115 and "American Idol-Wednesday" is also at 115.

"Castle" (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

ABC's repeat "Castle" took second place in the 10 o'clock hour to CBS' original "CSI: Miami," beating out NBC's original "Jay Leno" by 4.1 million viewers (8.0 million vs. 3.9 million) and by 100% in Adults 18-49 (2.2/6 vs. 1.1/3).

� The replay "Castle" improved ABC's performance in the hour over the same night a last year with original programming by 1.2 viewers (8.0 million vs. 6.8 million).

� In Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, "Castle" achieved the series' highest-ever repeat numbers.

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 jumped up to 35% currently, from 29% at the same point in 2009. 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: Nielsen Media Research (Fast Affiliate, Live + Same Day Ratings), 2/1/10.





  [february 2010]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· 24 (FOX)
· AMAZING RACE, THE (CBS)
· AMERICAN IDOL (FOX)
· BACHELOR, THE (ABC)
· BIGGEST LOSER, THE (NBC)
· CASTLE (ABC)
· CSI: MIAMI (CBS)
· HOUSE (FOX)
· JAY LENO SHOW, THE (NBC)
· SURVIVOR (CBS)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[09/24/16 - 11:16 AM]
FOX Hit Dramas - "Gotham" and "Lucifer" - See Significant Gains in Live + 3
FOX further spins the numbers for Monday, September 19.

[09/24/16 - 10:06 AM]
Monday's "The Good Place" Is the Week's Top Debut Half-Hour of a New Comedy in Live + 3
NBC further spins the numbers for Monday, September 19.

[09/24/16 - 08:48 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "MacGyver" Debuts on Top for CBS
The Eye's reboot leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/23/16 - 08:41 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, NFL Stifle Its Competition
ABC's "Notorious" (1.2) and FOX's "Pitch" (1.1) are outshined by the Eye's football coverage in adults 18-49.

[09/22/16 - 08:44 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Empire" Returns on Top, But Down
FOX's juggernaut is off nearly 37% from a year ago among adults 18-49.

[09/21/16 - 02:35 PM]
"South Park" Season 20 Premiere Marks Hightest Rated Episode in a Decade
Comedy Central further spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 14.

[09/21/16 - 09:31 AM]
Strong Premieres of "Bull" and "NCIS" Lead CBS to Tuesday Win
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 20.

[09/21/16 - 09:05 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: Newcomers "This Is Us," "Bull" Open Strong
NBC and CBS see big year-to-year gains among adults 18-49 from both series premieres.

[09/21/16 - 08:45 AM]
"This Is Us" Is NBC's Top-Rated Scripted Show in the Slot in 6 Years
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 20.

[09/21/16 - 08:21 AM]
ABC's "SHIELD" Returns to Its Top Rating Since Its Mid-Season Premiere in March
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 20.

[09/20/16 - 09:45 AM]
"American Horror Story: Roanoke" Premiere Among the Most-Watched in FX Networks History
FX further spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 14.

[09/20/16 - 08:59 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Opens the Season on Top
"The Voice" and "The Good Place" help the Peacock lead the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/19/16 - 11:26 AM]
Top New Non-Fiction Series in 2016 for Investigation Discovery's "JonBenet: An American Murder Mystery"
Investigation Discovery spins the numbers for September 12-14.

[09/19/16 - 11:10 AM]
2016 Emmys Averages 11.3 Million Viewers and Reaches 25.9 Million
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, September 18.

[09/19/16 - 08:21 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Sparks NBC, CBS Victory Over Emmys on ABC
"The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards" are down nearly 22% from last year among adults 18-49.