or


[02/08/12 - 08:47 AM]
"The River" Opens at 11-Week Highs for ABC in the Time Period
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, February 7.

[via press release from ABC]

"The River" Opens at 11-Week Highs for ABC in the Time Period

Some early info on ABC's Tuesday, ahead of the regular press release.

With back-to-back episodes of Last Man Standing and the series debut of The River, ABC's numbers shot up over the same Tuesday last year (an all-original schedule) by 2.2 million viewers and by 60% Adults 18-49. ABC finished as the 2nd-most-watched network overall on Tuesday evening, topping all-original programming on both Fox (Glee/New Girl/Raising Hope) and NBC (The Biggest Loser/Parenthood). In addition, ABC beat out NBC's Tuesday lineup by 20% in Adults 18-49.

· In viewers and young adults, ABC marked its top Tuesday results since November - since 11/22/11.

From 8-9pm opposite CBS' top-rated NCIS, ABC's back-to-back episodes of Last Man Standing outdrew Fox's Glee and NBC's The Biggest Loser in Total Viewers, while leading the NBC unscripted series by 14% in Adults 18-49. Additionally, Last Man Standing made ABC the #2 network in the hour with key Men (M18-49/M25-54).

· The comedies delivered ABC's biggest audience in the hour since November and its top Adult 18-49 number since October - since 11/29/11 and 10/18/11.

· ABC's Last Man Standing (8:30pm) once again finished as Tuesday's most-watched comedy overall, outdrawing Fox's Glee-led New Girl at 9pm by 1.1 million viewers.

In viewers and young adults, ABC's debut of The River opened to 11-week highs in the 2-hour time period (9-11pm), producing the Net's best results since the season finale of Dancing with the Stars (on 11/22/11).

· The River generated enormous year-to-year time improvement over original drama programming on the year-ago night, jumping year over year by 36% in Total Viewers and by 60% in Adults 18-49.

Quick Take for Tuesday, February 7, 2012 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

Posting its Strongest Tuesday Since November, ABC's Numbers Shoot Up Year Over Year by 2.0 Million Viewers and by 60% in Adults 18-49

Tuesday's Most-Watched Comedy Overall, Back-to-Back Episodes from 8-9pm of ABC's "Last Man Standing" Outdraw Fox's "Glee" and NBC's "The Biggest Loser"

Generating Enormous Year-to-Year Time Period Growth, "The River" Debuts to 11-Week Highs for ABC in its Slot, the Net's Best Results Since the "DWTS" Finale

Tuesday Night (8:00-11:00 p.m.)

With back-to-back episodes of "Last Man Standing" and the series debut of "The River," ABC's numbers shot up over the same Tuesday last year (an all-original schedule on 2/8/11) by 2.2 million viewers (7.6 million vs. 5.4 million) and by 60% Adults 18-49 (2.4/6 vs. 1.5/4). ABC finished as the 2nd-most-watched network overall on Tuesday evening, topping all-original programming on both Fox ("Glee"/"New Girl"/"Raising Hope") and NBC ("The Biggest Loser"/"Parenthood"). In addition, ABC beat out NBC's Tuesday lineup by 20% in Adults 18-49 (2.4/6 vs. 2.0/5).

· In viewers and young adults, ABC marked its top Tuesday results since November - since 11/22/11.

"Last Man Standing" (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

From 8:00-9:00 p.m. opposite the 200th episode of CBS' top-rated "NCIS," ABC's back-to-back episodes of "Last Man Standing" (7.9 million) outdrew Fox's "Glee" (7.7 million) and NBC's "The Biggest Loser" (6.0 million) in Total Viewers, while leading the NBC unscripted series by 14% in Adults 18-49 (2.4/6 vs. 2.1/6). Additionally, "Last Man Standing" made ABC the No. 2 network in the hour with key Men (M18-49/M25-54).

· The comedies delivered ABC's biggest audience in the hour since November and its top Adult 18-49 number since October - since 11/29/11 and 10/18/11.

· ABC's "Last Man Standing" (8.0 million at 8:30 p.m) once again finished as Tuesday's most-watched comedy overall, outdrawing Fox's "Glee"-led "New Girl" (6.9 million) at 9:00 p.m. by 1.1 million viewers.

"The River" (9:00-11:00 p.m.)

In viewers (7.5 million) and young adults (2.4/6), ABC's debut of "The River" opened to 11-week highs in the 2-hour time period (9:00-11:00 p.m.), producing the Net's best results since the season finale of "Dancing with the Stars" (on 11/22/11). In addition, the program scored the Net's 2nd-highest numbers in the time period this season across all key Men demos (M18-34/M18-49/M25-54).

· Holding 100% of its audience share from start to finish, the new ABC drama ranked No. 1 during its final hour from 10:00-11:00 p.m. among Adults 18-49, beating out NBC's "Parenthood" by 38% (2.2/6 vs. 1.6/4).

· "The River" generated enormous year-to-year time period improvement for ABC over original drama programming on the year-ago night ("V"/"Detroit 1-8-7" = 5.5 million and 1.5/4), jumping by 36% in Total Viewers and by 60% in Adults 18-49.

A note about increasing DVR penetration and year-to-year rating comparisons: Year-to-year rating comparisons based on the Live + Same Day data stream are distorted by the level of DVR penetration in the Nielsen sample, which has jumped up to 43% currently, from 39% at the same point in 2011. More viewers are watching shows on their own timetables, which may not be reflected in the overnight next day numbers. The only truly valid year-to-year comparison would be one based on the Live + 7 Day metric, once those stats are released by Nielsen.

Source: The Nielsen Company (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings), 02/07/12.





  [february 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· BIGGEST LOSER, THE (NBC)
· DANCING WITH THE STARS (ABC)
· GLEE (FOX)
· LAST MAN STANDING (ABC)
· NCIS (CBS)
· NEW GIRL (FOX)
· PARENTHOOD (NBC)
· RAISING HOPE (FOX)
· RIVER, THE (ABC)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[05/24/16 - 09:07 AM]
More Than 9.4 Million Watched Exaggerator Win Preakness Stakes on NBC - Up 6% from American Pharoah's 2015 Victory
NBC further spins the numbers for Saturday, May 21.

[05/24/16 - 08:55 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Bachelorette" Return Pushes ABC on Top
The Alphabet wins the night over NBC among adults 18-49.

[05/23/16 - 08:49 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Billboard Music Awards" Vault ABC to Victory
The Alphabet easily wins the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[05/22/16 - 08:50 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Leads Low Key Demo Race
"20/20 Saturday" tops the night among adults 18-49.

[05/22/16 - 08:46 AM]
"SNL" Ranks #1 for the Night in the Metered Markets
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, May 21.

[05/21/16 - 08:38 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos as "20/20" Rises
The Alphabet's perennial newsmagazine and the season finale of "Shark Tank" lead the night among adults 18-49.

[05/21/16 - 08:38 AM]
ABC Wins Season's Final Friday with the Top 2 Shows
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, May 20.

[05/21/16 - 08:27 AM]
"Grimm" Matches Its 18-49 High Since March 18
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, May 20.

[05/20/16 - 08:36 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Shares Demo Crown with ABC
The season finale of "Grey's Anatomy" leads the night among adults 18-49.

[05/19/16 - 08:43 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Empire" Rises with Its Season Finale
FOX tops the night among adults 18-49 while CBS is the most-watched network.

[05/18/16 - 08:58 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "NCIS" Season Finale Sparks CBS Victory
Michael Weatherly's swan song leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[05/17/16 - 01:25 PM]
Hallmark Channel Steals Saturday Night with Premiere of "Tulips in Spring"
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the week of May 9-15.

[05/17/16 - 08:56 AM]
ESPN Delivers Best WNBA Regular-Season Audience Since 2001
ESPN spins the numbers for Saturday, May 14.

[05/17/16 - 08:29 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "The Voice" Hang Onto Demo Crown
The Peacock leads the night among adults 18-49 while ABC is the most-watched network.

[05/17/16 - 07:01 AM]
"60 Minutes" Makes Top 10 for the 22nd Time This Season
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, May 15.