or


[08/03/12 - 08:33 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC's Summer Olympics Coverage Nets Another 35 Million
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for thursday, august 2, 2012)

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

NBC (35.70 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 11.2, #1) continued its reign with another night of "2012 Summer Olympics" (35.70 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 11.2, #1) coverage.

CBS (4.78 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then was king of the leftovers with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (5.51 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3), "Two and a Half Men" (4.84 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3), "Big Brother 14" (5.38 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) and "Person of Interest" (3.78 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #7).

Next up was ABC (3.11 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with a repeat of "Wipeout" (3.44 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6) followed by an originals "Wipeout" (3.84 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #5) and a repeat of "Rookie Blue" (2.04 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.60 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up second runs of "Raising Hope" (1.91 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #8), another "Raising Hope" (1.69 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9) and "Glee" (1.39 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #11).

And finally, repeats of "The Vampire Diaries" (0.71 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) and "The L.A. Complex" (0.46 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) on The CW (0.58 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Diaries" delivered a 0.2 rating while "Complex" posted a 0.1 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-13.64% - Big Brother 14
-40.91% - Wipeout

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-7.14% - Wipeout (vs. Expedition Impossible)
-29.63% - Big Brother 14

[NOTE: Late-night metered market ratings will return after the Olympics.]


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/4/11):

CBS (6.32 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was the network to beat on Thursday with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (6.29 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T3), "Rules of Engagement" (5.33 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5), "Big Brother 13" (7.27 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) and "The Mentalist" (5.89 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #8).

ABC (5.48 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then claimed the silver with fresh installments of "Wipeout" (6.57 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2), "Expedition Impossible" (4.78 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5) and "Rookie Blue" (5.09 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #7).

Next up was FOX (4.01 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with a new "So You Think You Can Dance" (5.16 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T3) and an encore of "Glee" (2.86 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.62 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) was out of the hunt with its all-repeat lineup of "Community" (2.12 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14), "Parks & Recreation" (1.99 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #13), "The Office" (2.41 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9), "30 Rock" (2.05 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.57 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9).

And finally, repeats of "The Vampire Diaries" (1.21 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15) and "Plain Jane" (0.79 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #16) on The CW (1.00 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): Big Brother 13 (3.8%), Wipeout (0.0%), Rookie Blue (0.0%), So You Think You Can Dance (-5.9%), Expedition Impossible (-12.5%).

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

In In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.6/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.7/6; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.1/3.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/3; "Late Show," 0.5/2; "Nightline," 0.8/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





  [august 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
[11/19/19 - 08:13 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos; ABC Wins Total Viewers
With FOX in repeats, NBC claims top honors among adults 18-49.

[11/18/19 - 08:16 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Stays on Top for NBC
The Peacock holds onto top honors in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/17/19 - 09:27 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Pulls Back in Front with College Football
The Alphabet's weekly franchise tops both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/16/19 - 08:31 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Tops Demos; CBS Leads Total Viewers
"WWE SmackDown" powers the former to the adults 18-49 crown.

[11/15/19 - 08:12 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Thursday Night Football" Continues Its Reign
FOX overshadows the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/14/19 - 08:09 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "CMA Awards" Put ABC in Front
The Alphabet's annual presentation is on par with a year ago among adults 18-49.

[11/13/19 - 08:13 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice," "This Is Us" Top Demos for NBC
The Peacock wins the night among adults 18-49 while CBS is the most-watched network overall.

[11/12/19 - 08:15 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Takes Home Adults 18-49 Crown
"9-1-1" powers the network to the top spot in the key demographic.

[11/11/19 - 08:17 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Dominates for NBC
The Peacock's NFL franchise easily wins the night in all categories.

[11/10/19 - 09:14 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Gets Boost from College Football
The network's primetime coverage leads the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/09/19 - 08:26 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "SmackDown" Remain on Top in Demos
The network continues its reign among adults 18-49.

[11/08/19 - 08:12 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: No Stopping "Thursday Night Football"
FOX once again takes home top honors in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/08/19 - 06:47 AM]
FOX Sports Delivers Powerful Digital October with Most Video Views and Consumption Minutes in Its History
FOX Sports further spins the numbers for the month of October.

[11/07/19 - 08:12 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Masked Singer" Continues Its Demo Reign
FOX's reality entry once again leads the night among adults 18-49.

[11/06/19 - 08:12 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos with "The Little Mermaid Live"
Said telecast dominates the evening among adults 18-49.