or


[12/24/10 - 09:26 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Dr. Seuss" Lifts ABC
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for thursday, december 23, 2010)

Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

ABC (6.50 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) held off the competition on Thursday with rebroadcasts of the "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (6.19 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T3) holiday special and the "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (6.56 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) feature film.

CBS (8.04 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2) then claimed the silver with its all-repeat lineup of "The Big Bang Theory" (8.37 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2), "Bleep My Dad Says" (6.94 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #5), "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (7.80 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #7) and "The Mentalist" (8.84 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #6).

Next up was FOX (4.86 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2) with new episodes of "Million Dollar Money Drop" (4.54 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #8) and another "Million Dollar Money Drop" (5.20 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T3).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.52 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) had its own repeat mix of "Community" (2.39 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #14), "30 Rock" (2.64 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12), "The Office" (2.79 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9), "Outsourced" (2.39 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12), another "The Office" (2.39 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #11) and yet another "The Office" (2.53 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9).

And finally, repeats of "The Vampire Diaries" (1.10 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #16) and "Nikita" (1.40 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #15) on The CW (1.25 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) rounded out the evening.

In late-night metered market ratings, CBS's "Letterman" (3.3/7) took top honors over NBC's "Leno" (3.0/7)and ABC's "Nightline" (3.1/7). Rounding out the night then were "Kimmel" (1.5/4) on ABC "Ferguson" (1.8/5) on CBS and "Fallon" (1.5/4) and "Daly" (0.9/3) on NBC.


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/24/09):

NBC (5.31 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) claimed top adults 18-49 honors on Thursday with its annual rebroadcast of "It's a Wonderful Life" (5.31 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2).

CBS (6.84 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then had to settle for the silver with its all-repeat lineup of "CSI: NY" (5.18 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4), "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (7.17 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) and "The Mentalist" (8.18 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1).

Next up was FOX (3.34 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with repeats of "Bones" (3.57 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4) and "Fringe" (2.44 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.74 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) likewise offered up its all-repeat mix of "Disney's Prep & Landing" (3.33 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #6), "The Middle" (2.72 million viewers, #89; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7), "Modern Family" (3.36 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7), "Cougar Town" (2.67 million viewers, #T; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and "Grey's Anatomy" (2.18 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10).

And finally, repeats of "The Vampire Diaries" (0.96 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) and "Supernatural" (0.95 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) on The CW (1.05 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) wrapped up the evening.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





  [december 2010]  
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
[10/29/14 - 03:25 PM]
Duggar Wedding Rings in Record Ratings for TLC
TLC spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 28.

[10/29/14 - 10:23 AM]
ABC Leads Season in Non-Sports Adults 18-49 with Top Dramas, #1 New Show and #1 New Comedy
ABC further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[10/29/14 - 08:50 AM]
"The Voice" Ranks as the #1 Non-Sports Telecast of the Night on the Big 4 in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 28.

[10/29/14 - 08:33 AM]
ABC's Tuesday Night Grows Week to Week Against the 2014 World Series
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 28.

[10/29/14 - 08:32 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Rides the World Series to Another Demo Victory
Plus: "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" on ABC grows by double-digits from last week among adults 18-49.

[10/29/14 - 08:32 AM]
HGTV Ranked Among Top 10 Networks for Sixth Consecutive Month
HGTV spins the numbers for the month of October to date.

[10/28/14 - 04:06 PM]
Disney XD's "Star Wars Rebels" Posts Series High in Kids 6-11 and "Gravity Falls" Scores Ratings High in Boys 6-11
Disney XD spins the numbers for Monday, October 27.

[10/28/14 - 03:28 PM]
Destination America Records Best October Ever in Prime
Destination America spins the numbers for the month of October to date.

[10/28/14 - 03:03 PM]
ESPN's "Monday Night Football" Scores Highest Rating Since 2009 with Redskins-Cowboys
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, October 27.

[10/28/14 - 02:01 PM]
Latest Hallmark Channel Original Film, "The Good Witch's Wonder," Averages 2.5 Million Viewers and Marks the Network's Most Watched Film of 2014 to Date
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, October 25.

[10/28/14 - 02:01 PM]
Discovery Channel Grabs Double Digit Viewership and Ratings Gains in October
Discovery spins the numbers for the month of October to date.

[10/28/14 - 02:01 PM]
American Heroes Channel Celebrates Best October Ever in Prime and Total Day Delivery
American Heroes Channel spins the numbers for the month of October to date.

[10/28/14 - 01:05 PM]
Disney XD Delivers #1 Month in Primetime in the Network's History in Total Viewers and Boys 2-11
Disney XD spins the numbers for the month of October to date.

[10/28/14 - 12:39 PM]
Disney Channel Wins October in Total Viewers and Major Youth Demographics
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the month of October to date.

[10/28/14 - 11:47 AM]
Turner Broadcasting Networks Topped the Charts for October, With TBS Ranking as Basic Cable's #1 Entertainment Networks Among Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 in Primetime
Turner spins the numbers for the month of October to date.