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[09/27/11 - 08:33 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Terra Nova" Opens in Third Place for FOX
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for monday, september 26, 2011)

Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

CBS (13.05 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.6, #1) dominated adults 18-49 once again on Monday with its mix of "How I Met Your Mother" (10.56 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 4.4, #4), "2 Broke Girls" (11.58 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 4.5, #3), "Two and a Half Men" (20.03 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 7.2, #1), "Mike & Molly" (13.98 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.9, #2) and "Hawaii Five-0" (11.06 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.3, #T5).

ABC (14.65 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.1, #2) then was the most-watched network with new episodes of "Dancing With the Stars" (16.02 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.3, #T5) and "Castle" (11.90 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.9, #9).

Next up was FOX (9.00 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.0, #3) with the premiere of "Terra Nova" (9.03 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 3.0, #8) followed by a second hour of "Terra Nova" (8.97 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 3.1, #7).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.23 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) offered up fresh installments of "The Sing-Off" (4.39 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.7, #10) and "The Playboy Club" (3.91 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #11).

And finally, the return of "Gossip Girl" (1.41 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12) lead into the debut of "Hart of Dixie" (1.78 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12) on The CW (1.59 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Gossip Girl" delivered a 1.7 rating while "Dixie" posted a 1.4 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-2.94% - Hawaii Five-0
-6.38% - How I Met Your Mother
-10.53% - The Sing-Off
-12.12% - Castle
-15.38% - Dancing With the Stars
-18.75% - The Playboy Club
-30.10% - Two and a Half Men
-35.71% - 2 Broke Girls

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+138.46% - Terra Nova - 9:00 (vs. Lone Star)
+50.00% - Two and a Half Men
+40.63% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. Rules of Engagement)
+32.43% - Mike & Molly
+15.79% - How I Met Your Mother
-5.71% - Hawaii Five-0
-9.38% - Castle
-18.92% - Terra Nova - 8:00 (vs. House)
-20.00% - Hart of Dixie (vs. Gossip Girl)
-27.27% - Gossip Girl (vs. 90210)
-30.61% - The Sing-Off (vs. Chuck/The Event)
-31.25% - Dancing With the Stars
-38.10% - The Playboy Club (vs. Chase)

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," 2.4/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.5/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/5.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/3; "Late Show," 0.8/3; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) tied "Late Late Show" (0.5/3).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (9/27/10):

ABC (18.50 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.3, #1) was once again the network to beat with new episodes of "Dancing With the Stars" (21.57 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.8, #T1) and "Castle" (12.36 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.2, #T7).

The silver then went to CBS (11.15 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.8, #2) with week two of "How I Met Your Mother" (8.97 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 3.8, #3), "Rules of Engagement" (8.14 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 3.2, #T7), "Two and a Half Men" (13.87 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.8, #T1), "Mike & Molly" (11.21 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.7, #T4) and "Hawaii Five-0" (12.34 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.5, #6).

Next up was NBC (6.92 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #3) with fresh installments of "Chuck" (5.32 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.0, #11), "The Event" (8.98 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.9, #9) and "Chase" (6.36 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.1, #10).

Meanwhile, FOX (6.89 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.3, #4) offered up new episodes of "House" (10.06 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.7, #T4)and "Lone Star" (3.79 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.3, #12).

And finally, new episodes of "90210" (1.97 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #13) and "Gossip Girl" (1.79 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.0, #14) on The CW (1.88 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): Castle (14.30%), 90210 (10.00%), How I Met Your Mother (5.60%), Rules of Engagement (3.20%), Two and a Half Men (0.00%), Lone Star (0.00%), Dancing With the Stars (-2.00%), Chuck (-4.80%), Mike & Molly (-5.10%), Hawaii Five-0 (-7.90%), Gossip Girl (-9.10%), House (-11.90%), Chase (-16.00%), The Event (-21.60%).

In late-night metered market ratings, ABC's "Nightline" (3.5/8) took top honors ahead of CBS's "Letterman" (2.6/6) and NBC's "Leno" (2.7/7). Rounding out the night then were "Kimmel" (1.8/6) on ABC "Ferguson" (1.3/5) on CBS and "Fallon" (1.2/4) and "Daly" (0.7/3) on NBC.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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