or


[04/28/11 - 08:43 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Top Model" Rebounds for The CW
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for wednesday, april 27, 2011)

Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

FOX (18.15 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.8, #1) once again was the network to beat on Wednesday with fresh installments of "American Idol" (21.67 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.9, #1) and "Breaking In" (7.61 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.6, #3).

CBS (9.16 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2) then took home the silver with a new "Survivor: Redemption Island" (10.87 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.0, #2) followed by repeats of "Criminal Minds" (9.14 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T4) and "Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior" (7.47 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T9).

Next up was NBC (5.77 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T3) with its "Inside the Royal Wedding" (5.21 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #13) special followed by an encore of "The Voice" (6.05 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T4).

Meanwhile, ABC (5.21 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T3) offered up its mix of a repeat "The Middle" (5.19 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #12), "Better With You" (4.82 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.5, #11) - a series low, a repeat "Modern Family" (6.02 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.0, #8), "Cougar Town" (5.61 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T4) - a season low, "Happy Endings" (5.22 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T4) and another "Modern Family" (4.42 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T9).

And finally, a repeat of "America's Next Top Model" (1.19 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #15) led into a new "America's Next Top Model" (2.32 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.0, #14) on The CW (1.76 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): America's Next Top Model (42.90%), Happy Endings (16.70%), Breaking In (4.00%), American Idol (1.50%), Survivor: Redemption Island (0.00%), Better With You (-6.30%), Cougar Town (-12.50%).

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," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.7/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.9/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.2/4.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 1.0/4; "Late Show," 0.7/3; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.5/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.4/5 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2 with an encore).

At 1:35 a.m., Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 with an encore in metered-market households and a 0.4/4 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/28/10):

FOX (12.34 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.1, #1) held off the competition on Thursday thanks to a new "American Idol" (19.39 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.5, #1) results show. Leading off the night was a repeat of "Lie to Me" (5.28 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T8).

Second place then went to ABC (6.53 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2) with a repeat of "The Middle" (5.32 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T11) followed by new episodes of "The Middle" (7.11 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.4, #5), "Modern Family" (9.82 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.1, #2), "Cougar Town" (6.45 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.8, #4) and the premiere of "Happy Town" (5.23 million viewers, #T12; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T8).

Next up was NBC (6.52 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3) with a repeat of "Minute to Win It" (5.23 million viewers, #T12; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T11) and fresh episodes of "Mercy" (4.96 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T13) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (9.37 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.9, #3).

Meanwhile, CBS (7.45 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #4) served up its all-repeat lineup of "The New Adventures of Old Christine" (5.28 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T13), "Two and a Half Men" (6.34 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.8, #7), "Criminal Minds" (8.81 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.1, #6) and "CSI: NY" (7.73 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #10).

And finally, new episodes of "America's Next Top Model" (3.27 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T13) and "Fly Girls" (1.03 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T16) lead into the season finale of "High Society" (0.91 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T16) on The CW (2.12 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5).

Source: Nielsen Media Research





  [april 2011]  
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
[01/30/15 - 11:24 AM]
HGTV Delivers Highest Rated Wednesday Night in Its History with "Property Brothers" and "House Hunters"
HGTV spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 28.

[01/30/15 - 08:44 AM]
Series Finale of "Parenthood" Delivers Its Biggest Overall Audience Since December 11, 2012
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, January 29.

[01/30/15 - 08:36 AM]
ABC Dominates the First Night of the February Sweep with the Return of TGIT, Scoring its Highest Adult 18-49 Rating Since Season-Premiere Thursday
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, January 29.

[01/30/15 - 08:34 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC's Dramas Return with a Demo Victory
"Scandal" and "Grey's Anatomy" return up double-digits from their fall finales in adults 18-49.

[01/29/15 - 10:35 AM]
"The Tonight Show" and "Late Night" Dominate ABC, CBS Timeslot Competition for Week of Jan. 19-23
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of January 19-23.

[01/29/15 - 10:13 AM]
"Nightline" Is #1 for the Week - Ranks #1 in Total Viewers 13 of Last 14 Weeks
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of January 19-23.

[01/29/15 - 08:47 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Empire" Continues Its Reign for FOX
The network's newcomer equals last week's series high among adults 18-49.

[01/29/15 - 08:47 AM]
"Chicago P.D." Captures Its Biggest Overall Audience for a Rebroadcast Since April 16, Its Second-Biggest to Date
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 28.

[01/29/15 - 06:48 AM]
Original Programming on The Weather Channel Registers Double Digit Increases
Upcoming original primetime premieres include "Coast Guard Alaska" (February 23), "Weather of Biblical Proportions" (March 15), and "Brainstormers" (March 22).

[01/28/15 - 02:41 PM]
"Pretty Little Liars" Is Tuesday's #1 TV Telecast in Women 18-34 and Females 12-34
ABC Family spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 27.

[01/28/15 - 02:23 PM]
Disney XD's Special 1-Hour "Lab Rats" Delivers 6-Month Ratings Highs in Total Viewers and Across Target Kid and Boy Demographics
Disney XD spins the numbers for Monday, January 26.

[01/28/15 - 02:20 PM]
History's(R) "Sons of Liberty" Concludes with 3.3 Million Total Viewers
History spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 27.

[01/28/15 - 01:19 PM]
"Gold Rush" Sets Season Record with More Than Six Million Viewers on Friday, January 23
Discovery spins the numbers for Friday, January 23.

[01/28/15 - 01:16 PM]
Premiere of "Ellen's Design Challenge" Captures #1 Spot on HGTV's Monday Night Lineup
HGTV spins the numbers for Monday, January 26.

[01/28/15 - 08:58 AM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Is the Week's No. 2 Syndicated Talk Show
Disney-ABC Domestic Television spins the numbers for the week of January 12-16.