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[11/15/11 - 08:45 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Takes Demo, ABC Wins Viewers
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for monday, november 14, 2011)

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

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to local NFL preemptions, Fast Nationals for NBC are inflated.]

CBS (11.97 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.2, #1) was Monday's demo king thanks to its usual mix of "How I Met Your Mother" (10.38 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 4.5, #3), "2 Broke Girls" (11.68 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 4.8, #2), "Two and a Half Men" (14.60 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.3, #1), "Mike & Molly" (12.23 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.4, #4) and "Hawaii Five-0" (11.47 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.3, #6).

ABC (16.78 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.2, #2) however was the most-watched network with a new "Dancing With the Stars" (18.50 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.4, #5) and a special edition of "20/20" (13.35 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.8, #7).

Next up was FOX (6.86 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #3) with fresh installments of "Terra Nova" (7.06 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.3, #9) and "House" (6.66 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.5, #8).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.66 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) offered up new episodes of "The Sing-Off" (4.75 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #10) and "Rock Center With Brian Williams" (4.49 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #11).

And finally, The CW (1.41 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) did the same with "Gossip Girl" (1.24 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12) and "Hart of Dixie" (1.58 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12) to close out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Gossip Girl" delivered a 1.0 rating while "Dixie" posted a 1.1 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+30.00% - Rock Center With Brian Williams
+10.00% - Hawaii Five-0
+7.14% - The Sing-Off
+6.67% - 2 Broke Girls
+4.76% - Mike & Molly
+3.92% - Two and a Half Men
+3.03% - Dancing With the Stars
+2.27% - How I Met Your Mother
0.00% - Hart of Dixie
0.00% - Gossip Girl
-7.41% - House
-11.54% - Terra Nova

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+65.52% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. Rules of Engagement)
+28.57% - How I Met Your Mother
+25.00% - House (vs. Lie to Me)
+17.86% - Hawaii Five-0
+17.78% - Two and a Half Men
+15.79% - Mike & Molly
+8.33% - Rock Center With Brian Williams (vs. Chase)
-5.03% - Dancing With the Stars (vs. Dancing With the Stars/The Middle (Repeat))
-14.29% - The Sing-Off (vs. Chuck/The Event)
-33.33% - Hart of Dixie (vs. Gossip Girl)
-33.33% - Gossip Girl (vs. 90210)
-42.50% - Terra Nova (vs. House)

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," 4.0/10; 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," 0.9/4; "Nightline," 1.1/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.4/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) trailed "Late Late Show" (0.6/4).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/15/10):

CBS (10.61 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.4, #1) edged out ABC (15.28 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.2, #2) on Monday with its mix of "How I Met Your Mother" (8.88 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 3.5, #5), "Rules of Engagement" (7.96 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.9, #6), "Two and a Half Men" (14.15 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.5, #1), "Mike & Molly" (12.29 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.8, #4) and "Hawaii Five-0" (10.19 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.8, #7).

The Alphabet then fell to second place with a 90-minute "Dancing With the Stars" (20.56 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.0, #T2) followed by a repeat of "The Middle" (10.06 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.3, #9) and a new "Castle" (9.98 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.5, #8).

Next up was FOX (8.42 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.0, #3) with new episodes of "House" (10.81 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.0, #T2) and "Lie to Me" (6.03 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.0, #10).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.28 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) served up new episodes of "Chuck" (5.55 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.8, #11), "The Event" (5.73 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.7, #12) and "Chase" (4.57 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.2, #13).

And finally, new episodes of "90210" (1.75 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T14) and "Gossip Girl" (1.72 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T14) on The CW (1.74 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): 90210 (12.50%), Lie to Me (11.10%), House (8.10%), Mike & Molly (2.70%), Two and a Half Men (2.30%), Gossip Girl (0.00%), The Event (0.00%), Chase (0.00%), How I Met Your Mother (0.00%), Hawaii Five-0 (-3.40%), Dancing With the Stars (-4.80%), Rules of Engagement (-6.50%), Chuck (-10.00% vs. 11/1/10), Castle (-10.70%).

In late-night metered market ratings, ABC's "Nightline" (3.3/8) took top honors ahead of CBS's "Letterman" (2.6/7) and NBC's "Leno" (2.6/6). Rounding out the night then were "Kimmel" (1.7/5) 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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