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[10/05/11 - 08:41 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "New Girl" Doesn't Skip a Beat
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for tuesday, october 4, 2011)

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

FOX (7.93 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.6, #1) didn't skip a beat on Tuesday with week three of "Glee" (8.30 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 3.5, #3), "New Girl" (8.62 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 4.3, #1) and "Raising Hope" (6.51 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.9, #5).

CBS (14.96 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.3, #2) then was again the most-watched network with its lineup of "NCIS" (18.86 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.1, #2), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (14.65 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.4, #4) and "Unforgettable" (11.35 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.4, #7).

Next up was ABC (11.39 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #3) with an encore of "Dancing With the Stars" (9.11 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #11) followed by new episodes of "Dancing With the Stars" (14.83 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.8, #6) and "Body of Proof" (10.22 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.1, #8).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.40 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4) offered up fresh installments of "The Biggest Loser 12" (5.60 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T9) and "Parenthood" (5.00 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T9).

And finally, new episodes of "90210" (1.32 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12) and "Ringer" (1.49 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12) rounded out the night on The CW (1.41 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "90210" delivered a 1.1 rating while "Ringer" posted a 0.8 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.53% - Body of Proof
0.00% - Dancing With the Stars
0.00% - Raising Hope
-2.27% - New Girl
-2.38% - NCIS
-2.78% - Glee
-2.86% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-4.00% - Unforgettable
-9.09% - The Biggest Loser 12
-9.09% - Parenthood
-25.00% - 90210
-33.33% - Ringer

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+65.38% - New Girl (vs. Raising Hope)
+61.11% - Raising Hope (vs. Running Wilde)
+16.67% - Body of Proof (vs. Detroit 187)
+10.81% - NCIS
+6.25% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - Parenthood
-4.00% - Unforgettable (vs. The Good Wife)
-12.50% - Dancing With the Stars
-20.00% - The Biggest Loser 12
-22.22% - Glee
-25.00% - Ringer (vs. Life Unexpected)
-40.00% - 90210 (vs. One Tree Hill)

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," 2.6/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.6/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.7/9; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/6.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.7/3; "Nightline," 1.2/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households 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 (10/5/10):

FOX (8.07 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1) skated to another adults 18-49 victory on Tuesday with its mix of "Glee" (10.97 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 4.5, #1), "Raising Hope" (6.27 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.6, #T5) and "Running Wilde" (4.07 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T10).

A close second place then went to CBS (16.11 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.2, #2) with new episodes of "NCIS" (19.48 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.7, #2), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (16.19 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.2, #T3) and "The Good Wife" (12.67 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T7).

Next up was ABC (11.21 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #3) with week two of "No Ordinary Family" (8.93 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.6, #T5) followed by new episodes of "Dancing With the Stars" (16.41 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.2, #T3) and "Detroit 187" (8.29 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T10).

Meanwhile, NBC (6.25 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.3, #4) offered up new episodes of "The Biggest Loser" (6.81 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T7) and "Parenthood" (5.15 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.0, #9).

And finally, first-runs of "One Tree Hill" (1.99 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #12) and "Life Unexpected" (1.59 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #13) on The CW (1.79 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): One Tree Hill (11.10%), The Good Wife (0.00%), Parenthood (0.00%), Life Unexpected (0.00%), The Biggest Loser (-3.80%), NCIS (-7.50%), Dancing With the Stars (-13.50%), NCIS: Los Angeles (-13.50%), Running Wilde (-14.30%), No Ordinary Family (-16.10%), Detroit 187 (-18.20%), Raising Hope (-18.80%), Glee (-22.40%).

In late-night metered market ratings, ABC's "Nightline" (3.3/8) took top honors over NBC's "Leno" (2.6/7) and CBS's "Letterman" (3.0/8). Rounding out the night then were "Kimmel" (1.7/5) on ABC "Ferguson" (1.5/5) on CBS and "Fallon" (1.3/5) and "Daly" (0.8/3) on NBC.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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