or


[08/12/12 - 08:29 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: Summer Games Slip Yet Again for NBC
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for friday, august 10, 2012)

Here are the highlights of the 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

Primetime coverage of the "2012 Summer Olympics" (19.81 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.7, #1) dipped to another low, however NBC (19.81 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.7, #1) was still the network to beat.

A distant second place then went to CBS (4.57 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) with repeats of "Undercover Boss" (4.92 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2), "CSI: NY" (4.16 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5) and "Blue Bloods" (4.63 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #7).

ABC (4.32 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) then claimed the bronze with its second run lineup of "Shark Tank" (3.98 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3), "20/20" (4.36 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5) and another "20/20" (4.64 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.40 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up rebroadcasts of "Bones" (2.48 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #8) and a second "Bones" (2.32 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #9).

And finally, repeats of "Nikita" (0.61 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #11) and another "Nikita" (0.77 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #10) on The CW (0.69 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night.

[NOTE #1: Late-night metered market ratings will return after the Olympics.]

[NOTE #2: Today's numbers are courtesy of TVMediaInsights.com due to delays from our usual sources.]


Here are the highlights of the 10 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/12/11):

Coverage of the "NFL Preseason: Tampa Bay at Kansas City" (4.78 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) put FOX (4.78 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) in front on Friday.

CBS (6.84 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then had to settle for second place with the penultimate week of "Flashpoint" (7.38 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) followed by repeats of "CSI: NY" (6.86 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) and "Blue Bloods" (6.29 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5).

Next up was NBC (4.67 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) with week two of "Friends With Benefits" (2.32 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #8) and "Dateline NBC" (5.84 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.99 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) offered up a repeat of "Shark Tank" (3.95 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5) and the two-hour debut of "Karaoke Battle USA" (4.01 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #7).

And finally, repeats of "Nikita" (1.16 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) and "Supernatural" (1.17 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) on The CW (1.16 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): Flashpoint (36.4%), Dateline NBC (0.0%), Friends With Benefits (0.0%).

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," 2.1/5 with an encore; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.6/6; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.1/3 with an encore.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2 with an encore; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2 with an encore.

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" (0.8/3 with an encore delayed by golf coverage). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1 with an encore delayed by golf coverage).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/3 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
[12/17/17 - 08:12 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, NBC Top Demos; CBS Leads Viewers
"Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" and "UFC on FOX" lead the night among adults 18-49.

[12/16/17 - 08:26 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Dramas Hold Off Competition
The Eye edges NBC in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/15/17 - 08:35 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Thursday Night Football" Keep Demo Crown
The Peacock tops the night among adults 18-49 while CBS is the most-watched broadcaster.

[12/14/17 - 09:32 AM]
CMT Wraps 2017 with 53 Straight Weeks of Growth, Besting Every Channel in Ad-Supported Cable to Notch the Longest Active Growth Streak
CMT further spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/14/17 - 08:11 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Tops Demos in Fall Finale Showdown
The network leads the night among adults 18-49 while CBS tops the charts in total viewers.

[12/13/17 - 08:16 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "The Voice" Hold Off the Demo Competition
The Peacock's reality franchise is the night's top draw among adults 18-49.

[12/12/17 - 08:16 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Keeps NBC on Top in Viewers, Demos
The Peacock holds off the competition in both categories last night.

[12/11/17 - 08:11 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Rides "Sunday Night Football" to Another Victory
The Peacock cruises to the top spot among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/10/17 - 08:21 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Edges Competition with Holiday Mix
A rebroadcast of "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" is the night's most-watched program.

[12/09/17 - 08:28 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Dramas Rise in Latest Victory
The Eye's trio of dramas is up from last week among adults 18-49.

[12/08/17 - 08:21 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Night with "Thursday Night Football"
The Peacock holds off the competition in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/07/17 - 08:31 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Tops Demos, CBS Leads Total Viewers
A tight race last night sees "Empire" and "Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers" both share the adults 18-49 crown.

[12/06/17 - 08:16 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers, Demos with "The Voice"
The Peacock's reality franchise wins the evening in both categories.

[12/05/17 - 08:18 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Stays on Top with "The Voice"
The Peacock tops both adults 18-49 and total viewers last night.

[12/04/17 - 12:06 PM]
Science Channel Scores with Its Highest Rated November Since 2010 in Primetime
Science Channel further spins the numbers for the month of November.