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[02/14/12 - 08:44 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Keeps NBC in Front
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for monday, february 13, 2012)

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

NBC (13.43 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.9, #1) once again took home top honors on Monday thanks to week two of "The Voice" (16.10 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.9, #1) and "Smash" (8.09 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.8, #6).

CBS (10.32 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.3, #2) then had to settle for the silver with its mix of "How I Met Your Mother" (9.10 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.4, #4), "2 Broke Girls" (10.46 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.7, #3), "Two and a Half Men" (12.35 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.8, #2), "Mike & Molly" (10.98 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.3, #5) and "Hawaii Five-0" (9.52 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.6, #7).

Next up was ABC (8.28 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #3) with original installments of "The Bachelor" (7.98 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.5, #8) and "Castle" (8.88 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.0, #10).

Meanwhile, FOX (6.67 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.1, #4) offered up new episodes of "House" (7.15 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.4, #9) and "Alcatraz" (6.19 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.9, #11).

And finally, The CW (1.38 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) closed out the evening with "Gossip Girl" (1.17 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13) and "Hart of Dixie" (1.60 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #12). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Gossip Girl" delivered a 0.9 rating while "Dixie" posted a 1.1 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - House
0.00% - Castle
0.00% - Hart of Dixie
-2.94% - Mike & Molly
-3.70% - Hawaii Five-0
-3.85% - The Bachelor
-9.52% - Two and a Half Men
-10.61% - The Voice
-13.64% - Alcatraz
-13.95% - 2 Broke Girls
-15.00% - How I Met Your Mother
-16.67% - Gossip Girl
-26.32% - Smash

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+306.90% - The Voice (vs. Chuck/The Cape)
+64.71% - Smash (vs. Harry's Law)
+23.33% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. Mad Love)
-5.00% - Alcatraz (vs. The Chicago Code)
-7.14% - Hawaii Five-0
-8.11% - How I Met Your Mother
-9.09% - Castle
-9.52% - Two and a Half Men
-13.16% - Mike & Molly
-13.79% - The Bachelor
-14.29% - Hart of Dixie (vs. Gossip Girl)
-28.57% - Gossip Girl (vs. 90210)
-29.41% - 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," 3.2/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.8/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.6/9; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 1.0/4; "Late Show," 0.8/4; "Nightline," 1.2/5; 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 with an encore in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/14/11):

CBS (11.21 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.4, #1) snagged top honors on Monday thanks to a new "How I Met Your Mother" (9.60 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.7, #3) followed by the premiere of "Mad Love" (8.84 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 3.0, #5) and new episodes of "Two and a Half Men" (14.53 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.2, #1), "Mike & Molly" (13.12 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.8, #2) and "Hawaii Five-0" (10.59 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.8, #7). "Love's" debut however couldn't match last week's numbers for "Rules of Engagement" (9.48 million viewers; adults 18-49: 3.2).

ABC (9.09 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.7, #T2) then took home the silver with new episodes of "The Bachelor" (9.26 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.9, #6) and "Castle" (8.75 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.2, #8).

FOX (8.60 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.7, #T2) then offered up a new "House" (9.91 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.4, #4) and week two of "The Chicago Code" (7.29 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.0, #9).

Meanwhile, NBC (6.01 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) offered up its mix of "Chuck" (5.48 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T10), "The Cape" (4.07 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #12) and "Harry's Law" (8.49 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T10).

And finally, new episodes of "90210" (1.38 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13) and "Gossip Girl" (1.31 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13) on The CW (1.35 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): Mike & Molly (5.60%), Hawaii Five-0 (0.00%), Harry's Law (0.00%), Chuck (0.00%), How I Met Your Mother (-2.60%), Two and a Half Men (-4.50%), The Bachelor (-6.50%), The Cape (-7.70%), Castle (-12.00%), Gossip Girl (-12.50%), The Chicago Code (-16.70%), House (-20.90%), 90210 (-22.20%).

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," 3.2/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.9/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.9/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/5.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.8/4; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

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" (0.5/4 in 18-49) tied "Late Late Show" (0.5/3).

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

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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