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[01/01/12 - 10:12 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Takes New Year's Eve in Primetime, Late Night
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for saturday, december 31, 2011)

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

ABC (9.82 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1) dominated the competition on the final night of 2011 with "New Year's Rockin' Eve: The 40th Anniversary Party" (8.29 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2) followed by "Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2012" (12.89 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.1, #1).

A distant silver then went to CBS (2.76 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) with repeats of "How I Met Your Mother" (1.90 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7) and the feature "The Bourne Ultimatum" (2.93 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4).

Next up was NBC (2.30 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) with encores of "Grimm" (2.20 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5), another "Grimm" (1.70 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7) and the primetime portion of "NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly" (3.03 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3).

And finally, a full night of "Terra Nova" (1.59 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5) repeats on FOX (1.59 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) closed out the night.

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

From 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., "NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly" averaged a 4.3 household rating, 10 share in the 56 markets metered by Nielsen. Other Friday late-night averages included: Fox's "American Country New Year's Eve," 2.0/4 in metered-market households from 11 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; and "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2012" on ABC, 10.7/26 from 11:30 p.m.-1:15 a.m.

In the 25 markets with local People Meters, "NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly" delivered a 2.6 rating, 9 share in adults 18-49, versus a 1.2/4 for Fox's "American Country New Year's Eve" and 7.7/30 for ABC's "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2012."

An encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," hosted by Jason Segel with musical guest Florence + the Machine, delayed to a 12:30 a.m. ET start time, averaged a 2.3/7 in metered-market households. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, the "Saturday Night Live" encore averaged a 1.4 rating, 6 share in adults 18-49.

[NOTE: Today's numbers are courtesy of TVMediaInsights.com due to delays from our usual sources.]


Here are the highlights of the nine ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/1/11):

Delayed coverage of the "NHL Winter Classic" (4.56 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was enough to put NBC (4.56 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) on top on the first night of 2011.

FOX (4.77 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) then had to settle for the silver with its mainstays "Cops" (4.71 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) and "America's Most Wanted" (4.82 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2).

Next up was CBS (6.14 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with repeats of "CSI: Miami" (5.49 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7), "48 Hours Mystery" (5.92 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5) and another "48 Hours Mystery" (7.00 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4).

And finally, encores of "V" (3.07 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #9), another "V" (3.09 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7) and yet another "V" (3.27 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6) on ABC (3.14 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) closed out the evening.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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