or


[06/28/12 - 08:48 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC's "Got Talent" Dethrones FOX's "Dance"
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for wednesday, june 27, 2012)

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

NBC (9.31 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) pulled into the top spot on Wednesday with its coverage of the "U.S. Olympic Team Trials" (7.02 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3) followed by a special two-hour "America's Got Talent" (10.46 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1).

FOX (5.56 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) then had to settle for second place with its two-hour "So You Think You Can Dance" (5.56 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2).

Next up was CBS (5.54 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) with a new "Dogs in the City" (4.68 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9) followed by repeats of "Criminal Minds" (6.44 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (5.51 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #7).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.80 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) offered up repeats of "The Middle" (3.70 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9), "Suburgatory" (3.06 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11), "Modern Family" (3.82 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5) and another "Modern Family" (3.69 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5) followed by the debut of "Final Witness" (4.25 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #8).

And finally, repeats of "America's Next Top Model" (0.72 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12) and another "America's Next Top Model" (0.60 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) once again closed out the evening for The CW (0.66 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Top Model" delivered a 0.5 rating at 8:00/7:00c and a 0.5 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-10.00% - Dogs in the City
-16.67% - So You Think You Can Dance

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+5.26% - So You Think You Can Dance
-9.68% - America's Got Talent (vs. America's Got Talent/Love in the Wild)
-16.67% - Final Witness (vs. Primetime Nightline)
-25.00% - Dogs in the City (vs. Undercover Boss (Repeat))
-45.71% - U.S. Olympic Team Trials (vs. The Voice)

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

"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" scored its highest rating in metered-market households (3.2/8) since January 11 and "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.6/5) delivered its top Wednesday rating since February 29. Wednesday's "Tonight" featured Mila Kunis, Jim Norton and musical guest Justin Bieber. "Late Night" guests included Salma Hayek Pinault, Aaron Sorkin, The Jacksons and musical guest LMFAO, and Angelo Moore sat in with The Roots.

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," 2.0/5; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.9/7; 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," 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.5/2; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.6/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.0/4 in metered-market households with an encore 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 (6/29/11):

NBC (10.18 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.2, #1) claimed the top spot on Wednesday with the season finale of "The Voice" (10.77 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.5, #2), a new "America's Got Talent" (13.30 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.0, #1) and the premiere of "Love in the Wild" (6.47 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #3).

"The Voice" finale posted the Peacock's highest non-sports 18-49 rating in the time period in more than three years and biggest overall viewership in nine months while "Got Talent" scored the network's highest 18-49 rating in the time period since 9/15/2010.

FOX (5.35 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) then snagged the silver with another two-hour "So You Think You Can Dance" (5.35 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4).

Next up was CBS (6.02 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3) with encores of "Undercover Boss" (4.52 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7), "Criminal Minds" (6.15 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7) and the relocated "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (7.37 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #6).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.86 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3) offered up repeats of "The Middle" (3.75 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #12), another "The Middle" (3.94 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #10), "Modern Family" (4.35 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #5), "Happy Endings" (2.79 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #11) and a new "Primetime Nightline" (4.16 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7).

And finally, repeats of "America's Next Top Model" (0.95 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) and another "America's Next Top Model" (0.99 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) on The CW (0.97 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): Not applicable due to last week's disruption by the Presidential Address.

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," 1.9/5 with an encore telecast delayed by Wimbledon coverage; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.7/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.9/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.2/4.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/3 with an encore delayed by Wimbledon coverage; "Late Show," 0.8/3; "Nightline," 0.8/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore delayed by Wimbledon coverage) trailed CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49 with an encore delayed by Wimbledon coverage) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).

At 1:35 a.m., Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore delayed by Wimbledon coverage and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





  [june 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[04/27/17 - 08:32 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "Empire" Hold Off Demo Competition
The network wins the night among adults 18-49 while CBS is the most-watched broadcaster.

[04/26/17 - 11:16 AM]
"Saints & Sinners" Season Finale Reaches 1.3 Million Viewers, Season Two Seen by 7.3 Million
Bounce TV further spins the numbers for Sunday, April 23.

[04/26/17 - 08:13 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers, Demos with "The Voice"
The Peacock also gets a boost from the premiere of new comedy "Great News."

[04/25/17 - 08:21 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "The Voice" Remain on Top in Demos
ABC, "Dancing with the Stars" then are the most-watched overall.

[04/24/17 - 06:05 PM]
TLC Breaks Record Ratings on Sunday Night with Veteran Series and Premiere of Live Television Event
TLC spins the numbers for Sunday, April 23.

[04/24/17 - 04:15 PM]
Freeform's "Famous In Love" Amasses Over 10 Million Total Views During Its Premiere Week as "Pretty Little Liars" Returns at No. 1 Across Target Demos
Freeform further spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 18.

[04/24/17 - 12:35 PM]
"Fargo" Returns Strong with Third Installment Premiere - Premiere Telecast Delivers 3 Million Total Viewers
FX further spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 19.

[04/24/17 - 09:38 AM]
ESPN's & ABC's NBA Playoffs Ratings Up Double-Digits in Second Weekend
ESPN spins the numbers for its NBA postseason coverage to date.

[04/24/17 - 08:28 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Little Big Shots" Top Demo Charts
The Peacock wins the night among adults 18-49 while CBS is the most-watched network.

[04/23/17 - 08:52 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NHL Playoffs Spark Demo Victory for NBC
The Peacock's primetime coverage leads the night among adults 18-49.

[04/22/17 - 08:34 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Slips Into Top Spot Among Adults 18-49
With CBS in repeats, the Peacock takes home the demo crown.

[04/21/17 - 08:31 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Wins Tight Demo Race
The Eye edges ABC, FOX and NBC by one-tenth of a ratings point among adults 18-49.

[04/20/17 - 08:34 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Survivor" Triumphs Over Mostly Repeat Competition
CBS wins the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[04/19/17 - 08:29 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Continues NBC's Demo Win Streak
The Peacock has won or tied for the top spot every Tuesday in 2017.

[04/18/17 - 11:38 AM]
2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs Total Audience Delivery Averages 726,000 Viewers Through First Five Days, Up 9% vs. 2016
NBC spins the numbers for its NHL postseason coverage to date.