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[02/08/12 - 08:43 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: 20 Million for 200th Episode of "NCIS"
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for tuesday, february 7, 2012)

Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

CBS (16.21 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1) edged out the competition on Tuesday thanks to the 200th episode of "NCIS" (20.82 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.1, #1) and fresh installments of "NCIS: Los Angeles" (16.12 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.1, #4) and "Unforgettable" (11.70 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T9).

Second place then went to FOX (6.76 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.0, #2) with new episodes of "Glee" (7.72 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 3.2, #3), "New Girl" (6.92 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 3.5, #2) and "Raising Hope" (4.67 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T9).

Next up was ABC (7.63 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #3) with a new "Last Man Standing" (7.75 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T7), a second "Last Man Standing" (7.96 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T5), the debut of "The River" (8.20 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T5) and a second hour of "The River" (6.82 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T7).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.78 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4) offered up original installments of "The Biggest Loser 13" (6.35 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T9) and "Parenthood" (4.64 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.6, #12).

And finally, new episodes of "90210" (1.36 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #13) and "Ringer" (1.15 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14) on The CW (1.26 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "90210" delivered a 1.1 rating while "Ringer" posted a 0.7 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+4.76% - The Biggest Loser 13
+4.76% - Raising Hope
0.00% - NCIS (vs. 1/10/12)
0.00% - New Girl
0.00% - Unforgettable (vs. 1/10/12)
0.00% - 90210
-5.88% - Parenthood (vs. 1/17/12)
-8.82% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 1/10/12)
-11.11% - Glee
-11.54% - Last Man Standing (vs. 1/17/12)
-16.67% - Ringer

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+76.92% - The River - 10:00 (vs. Detroit 187)
+66.67% - Last Man Standing - 8:30 (vs. No Ordinary Family)
+53.33% - Last Man Standing - 8:00 (vs. No Ordinary Family)
+38.89% - The River (vs. V)
+25.00% - New Girl (vs. Raising Hope)
+15.79% - Raising Hope (vs. Traffic Light)
0.00% - Unforgettable (vs. The Good Wife)
0.00% - 90210 (vs. One Tree Hill)
-2.38% - NCIS
-11.43% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-15.79% - Parenthood
-26.67% - The Biggest Loser 13
-28.57% - Ringer (vs. Hellcats)
-28.89% - Glee

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," 3.0/8; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.2/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/5.

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," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.5/5 in metered-market households) beat 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) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/8/11):

FOX (8.58 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.4, #1) narrowly took home top demo honors on Tuesday with a new "Glee" (11.47 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.5, #1) followed by the return of "Raising Hope" (6.78 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.8, #5) and the launch of "Traffic Light" (4.59 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T7).

CBS (16.40 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.3, #2) then snagged a competitive second place with its usual mix of "NCIS" (20.30 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.2, #2), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (17.07 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.5, #3) and "The Good Wife" (11.82 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #6).

Next up was NBC (7.33 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.6, #3) with fresh installments of"The Biggest Loser" (8.38 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.0, #4) and "Parenthood" (5.24 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T7).

Meanwhile, ABC (5.39 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) offered up its struggling combination of "No Ordinary Family" (5.24 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #10), "V" (5.39 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.8, #9) and "Detroit 187" (5.55 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #11).

And finally, new episodes of "One Tree Hill" (1.63 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12) and "Hellcats" (1.69 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12) on The CW (1.66 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): Detroit 187 (8.30%), V (5.90%), Glee (2.30% vs. 12/7/10), The Good Wife (0.00%), Raising Hope (-3.40% vs. 12/7/10), NCIS: Los Angeles (-7.90%), NCIS (-8.70%), The Biggest Loser (-9.10%), Hellcats (-12.50%), Parenthood (-13.60%), No Ordinary Family (-16.70% vs. 1/18/11), One Tree Hill (-41.70%).

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," 2.9/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 3.2/8; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.0/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/4.

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," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) trailed CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.5/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "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 and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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