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[10/02/12 - 06:31 AM]
NBC Wins Premiere Week in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for the week of September 24-30.

[via press release from NBC]

NBC has finished #1 in 18-49 rating for premiere week, averaging a 2.9 rating to top #2 Fox and its 2.6.

This is NBC's first outright premiere-week win in nine years (since 2003). NBC also tied ABC for #1 in 2007 (ABC had a slight edge in 18-49 viewers that year).

NBC is up versus last year's premiere week by 12 percent (2.9 vs. 2.6) and is also up year to year in total viewers (8.2 million vs. 7.5 million). NBC is the only network among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox that's up versus last year's premiere week in either category.

This is NBC's top-rated premiere week in 18-49 in four years (since 2008).

In adults 18-49, NBC's schedule included:

· The #1 show of the week, "Sunday Night Football."

· The #1 and #2 unscripted shows of the week, the Monday and Tuesday editions of "The Voice."

· The #1 new series, "Revolution."

· The #2 new comedy, "Go On."

Adults 18-49

Net... Premiere Week 2011... Premiere Week 2012...Diff
NBC...2.6...2.9...Up 12%
Fox...3.4...2.6...Down 24%
CBS...3.3...2.4...Down 27%
ABC...2.8...2.2...Down 21%

Total Viewers

Net...Premiere Week 2012...Premiere Week 2011...Diff
CBS...12.6 million...10.7 million...Down 15%
ABC...9.9 million ...8.3 million...Down 16%
NBC...7.5 million ...8,2 million...Up 9%
Fox...8.4 million ...6.9 million...Down 18%

NBC WINS PREMIERE WEEK IN 18-49

'SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL,' 'THE VOICE,' 'REVOLUTION' AND 'GO ON' LEAD NBC TO ITS FIRST OUTRIGHT PREMIERE-WEEK WIN IN 18-49 IN NINE YEARS AND TOP PREMIERE-WEEK RATING IN FOUR YEARS

NBC IS UP VERSUS LAST YEAR BY 12 PERCENT IN 18-49 AND 9 PERCENT IN TOTAL VIEWERS, WHILE THE RIVAL BIG-FOUR NETWORKS ARE EACH DOWN IN BOTH CATEGORIES

'SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL' IS #1 FOR THE WEEK IN 18-49, 'THE VOICE' IS THE #1 AND #2 UNSCRIPTED SERIES, 'REVOLUTION' IS THE #1 NEW SERIES AND 'GO ON' IS THE #2 NEW COMEDY

ON MONDAY, 'THE VOICE' LEADS NBC TO THE NIGHTLONG WIN AMONG ABC, CBS, NBC AND FOX IN 18-49, WITH THE #1 RATING OF THE NIGHT ON THOSE NETS, 38 PERCENT AHEAD OF CBS'S COMEDY PREMIERES AND 76 PERCENT AHEAD OF 'DANCING WITH THE STARS'

MONDAY'S 'REVOLUTION' WINS THE 10 P.M. ET HOUR IN 18-49 AMONG ABC, CBS AND NBC, TOPPING 'CASTLE' AND 'HAWAII FIVE-0' IN ALL KEY DEMOS

'REVOLUTION' GROWS BY 1.74 RATING POINTS GOING FROM 'LIVE PLUS SAME DAY' TO 'LIVE PLUS THREE DAYS,' BIGGEST INCREASE EVER FOR AN NBC SERIES

ON TUESDAY, WEEK THREE OF 'THE VOICE' GRABS THE #1 RATING OF THE NIGHT IN 18-49 VERSUS SEASON PREMIERES ON THE RIVAL NETWORKS

ON WEDNESDAY, 'GUYS WITH KIDS' BUILDS ON ITS 18-49 LEAD-IN BY 14 PERCENT, THE BEST PERFORMANCE RELATIVE TO LEAD-IN LAST WEEK FOR AN 8:30 COMEDY ON ABC, CBS, NBC OR FOX

WEDNESDAY'S 'LAW & ORDER: SVU' SEASON PREMIERE CAPTURES NBC'S BEST IN-SEASON 18-49 RATING IN THE SLOT SINCE JANUARY 2011

ON THURSDAY, 'UP ALL NIGHT' IMPROVES ITS LEAD-IN RETENTION TO 93 PERCENT FROM THE PRIOR WEEK'S 81 PERCENT AND 'THE OFFICE' MATCHES THE PREVIOUS WEEK'S DEBUT RATING, DESPITE TOUGHER SLOT COMPETITION

FRIDAY'S 'GRIMM' CAPTURES THE #1 18-49 RATING OF THE NIGHT ON ABC, CBS, NBC AND FOX

SUNDAY'S GIANTS-EAGLES CONTEST JUMPS VS. LAST YEAR BY 17 PERCENT IN 18-49 AND 20 PERCENT IN TOTAL VIEWERS; GRABS THE BIGGEST OVERALL AUDIENCE FOR A WEEK-FOUR PRIMETIME NFL GAME IN 16 YEARS

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - October 2, 2012 - NBC has finished #1 in adults 18-49 for premiere week of the 2012-13 television season, marking the network's first outright victory during premiere week since 2003. Led by "Sunday Night Football," "The Voice" and "Go On," NBC delivered an average 2.9 rating, 8 share in adults 18-49 and 8.2 million viewers overall for the primetime ratings week of September 24-30, according to "live plus same day" viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research.

The 2.9 rating in 18-49 makes this NBC's highest-rated premiere week in four years, since 2008. NBC topped its year-ago premiere-week rating by 12 percent in 18-49 (with a 2.9 rating vs. a 2.6) and was up by 9 percent in total viewers (8.2 million vs. 7.5 million), making NBC the only network among ABC, CBS, NBC or Fox up year to year in either category. NBC was also up versus last year's premiere week in every other key ratings category.

For the week, NBC is #1 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49, adults 25-54, men 25-54, men 18-49, women 18-49 (tie) and men 18-34 (tie). NBC has now finished #1 or tied for #1 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in 18-49 for eight of the last 10 weeks.

NBC's premiere-week schedule included the week's #1 series in 18-49 ("Sunday Night Football"), the week's #1 and #2 unscripted telecasts (the Monday and Tuesday editions of "The Voice"), the #1 new series ("Revolution") and the #2 new comedy ("Go On").

NBC was up in 18-49 rating versus premiere week last year on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday and tied with the year-ago night on Saturday.

NBC Sports' Giants-Eagles "Sunday Night Football" coverage delivered the #1 primetime rating of the week on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, total viewers and all key adult-male categories. "Sunday Night Football" has now been #1 in 18-49 and total viewers for four of four weeks so far this NFL season and has delivered more than 21 million viewers with each telecast through week four for the first time in its seven seasons on NBC. In 18-49, top NBC programs for the week included "Sunday Night Football (#1), Monday and Tuesday editions of "The Voice" (tied for #4 and #6 outright), "Revolution" (tied for #13) and "Go On" (#28) (rankings exclude sports pre- and post-game shows).

Primetime averages for the week of September 24-30 in adults 18-49 were: NBC, 2.9/8; Fox, 2.6/8; CBS, 2.4/7; ABC, 2.2/6; and CW, 0.3/1. In overall total viewers, the weekly averages were: CBS, 10.7 million; ABC, 8.3 million; NBC, 8.2 million; Fox, 7.0 million; and CW, 0.7 million.

NBC highlights for the week of September 24-30

* NBC won Monday, the opening night of the 2012-13 season, among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49 and all other key demos, with "The Voice" delivering the #1 rating of the night in 18-49 and "Revolution" winning among ABC, CBS and NBC in all key demos at 10. For the night, NBC was up 128 percent versus year-ago results.

* Monday's "The Voice" won its time period among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in 18-49 by margins of 38 percent over CBS's comedy premieres and 76 percent over ABC's debut of "Dancing With the Stars." From its first half-hour to its fourth, "The Voice" grew by 1.4 rating points or 40 percent in 18-49.

* Also on Monday, week two of "Revolution" won the time period ahead of season premieres of ABC's "Castle" and CBS's "Hawaii Five-0" in every key demographic, capturing 18-49 margins of 49 percent over "Castle" and 62 percent over "Hawaii Five-0."

* In "live plus three day" results, "Revolution" grew by 1.74 points in 18-49 and by 3.7 million viewers overall, to a 5.2 in 18-49 and 12.9 million viewers, giving it the biggest L+3 increase on Monday or Tuesday of this week on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox and breaking "Revolution's" week-old record for biggest L+3 increase in 18-49 ever on NBC.

* On Tuesday, week three of "The Voice" delivered the #1 rating of the night in 18-49 versus season premiere on ABC, CBS and Fox, with "Voice" more than doubling NBC's average in the time period last season.

* Despite Tuesday's arrival of season-premiere competition on ABC, CBS and Fox, Tuesday's "The New Normal" retained 89 percent of its rating from the prior week in adults 18-49 and "Parenthood" retained 100 percent on the prior week's result. "New Normal" retained 74 percent of its 18-49 lead-in from "Go On," up from the prior week's 65 percent retention.

* On Wednesday, the regular-slot debut of "Guys With Kids" built on its 18-49 lead-in by 14 percent, the best performance relative to lead-in for an 8:30 p.m. ET comedy on ABC, CBS, NBC or Fox last week. "Guys With Kids" improved on NBC's 18-49 average in the slot last season by 23 percent.

* Wednesday's season premiere of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" captured NBC's highest in-season 18-49 rating in the time period since January 2011. "SVU" improved on NBC's 18-49 average in the time period last season by 62 percent.

* On Thursday, "Up All Night" grew week to week by 7 percent in 18-49 rating an improved the retention of its lead-in to 93 percent from the prior week's 81 percent, despite the arrival this week of stiff time-period competition from CBS's season debut of "Big Bang Theory" and ABC's series premiere of "Last Resort.".

* Despite a major increase in the Thursday competition from week to week, "The Office" matched its season-premiere 18-49 rating of the prior week and "Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday" and "Parks and Recreation" finished within a tenth of a point of their season-debut results of one week earlier.

* On Friday, "Grimm" captured the #1 rating of the night on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in 18-49 and equaled the show's highest rating for a Friday telecast since January 20.

* NBC won Sunday night in all key categories, as NBC Sports' Giants-Eagles "Sunday Night Football" telecast jumped versus last year by 17 percent in 18-49 rating and 20 percent in total viewers to claim the biggest overall audience for a week-four NFL primetime game since 1996.

Ratings reflect "live plus same day" data unless otherwise noted. Season-to-date figures are averages of "live plus seven day" data except for the two most recent weeks, which are "live plus same day."

Additional NBC highlights for the week of September 24-30:

On Monday, Sept. 24 from 8-10:01 p.m. ET, "The Voice" (4.4 rating, 11 share in adults 18-49, 12.2 million viewers overall) delivered the #1 results of the night on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49 and other key demos, winning the time period head to head versus the season premieres of CBS's Monday comedies, ABC's season premiere of "Dancing With the Stars" and week two of Fox's "Bones" and "The Mob Doctor." "The Voice" topped #2 CBS by a margin of 38 percent in 18-49 rating (4.4 vs. 3.2) and out-rated "Dancing With the Stars" by 76 percent (4.4 vs. 2.5). Despite the arrival of season-premiere competition on ABC and CBS, "The Voice" finished within 6 percent of the prior week's 4.7 in 18-49. The September 24 "Voice" delivered growth throughout its time period, generating this track in 18-49 rating: 3.5, 4.2, 4.8, 4.9, for a gain of 1.4 rating points or 40 percent from the show's first half-hour to its fourth. In total viewers, the increase was 27 percent or nearly 2.9 million persons (13.1 million vs. 10.4 million). "The Voice" was up 47 percent versus NBC's 18-49 average in the time period last season (4.4 vs. 3.0) and up 40 percent in total viewers (12.2 million vs. 8.7 million). Versus its averages for the show's final four Monday telecasts last spring, "The Voice" was up 19 percent in 18-49 (4.4 vs. 3.7) and 20 percent in total viewers (12.2 vs. 10.1 million).

Monday from 10:01-11 p.m. ET, "Revolution" (3.4/9 in adults 18-49, 9.2 million viewers overall) ranked #1 among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49 and all other key demographics. "Revolution" retained 82 percent of the prior week's powerful premiere rating despite the arrival of competition this week from CBS's "Hawaii Five-0" and ABC's "Castle." "Revolution's" 18-49 margin of victory in the hour was 62 percent versus "Castle" (3.4 vs. 2.1) and 89 percent versus "Hawaii Five-0" (3.4 vs. 1.8). "Revolution's" 3.4 rating matches or tops the ratings of every telecast of every regular 10 p.m. drama on ABC, CBS and NBC last season except for the February 6 premiere of "Smash." "Revolution" was up 113 percent versus NBC's average in the time period last season in 18-49 rating (3.4 vs. 1.6, L+SD non-sports) and up 80 percent in total viewers (9.213 million vs. 5.106 million).

Note that "Revolution" has started out as a highly time-shifted show, with its September 17 premiere having added 1.36 rating points to the L+SD 4.09 in "live plus three day" results (5.45), for what was at the time the biggest increase ever from L+SD to L+3 for NBC and biggest ever for a series debut on any network (with the previous high being 1.14 for Fox's "The New Girl"). In those "live plus three day" results, "Revolution's 5.4 makes it NBC's top 10 p.m. premiere in nearly eight years, since "Medium" (6.3 on January 3, 2005), excluding previews.

Then the September 24 telecast of "Revolution" grew by 1.74 points from its "live plus same day" rating (3.45) to "live plus three day" (5.19), breaking the show's record from the previous week for the largest increase from L+SD to L+3 ever for an NBC telecast. The only other series that's ever matched or topped that 1.74 increase is ABC's "Modern Family." With that increase, Week 2 of "Revolution" finished within 5 percent of its premiere rating in L+3 (5.19 vs. 5.45), and that's despite the arrival in Week 2 of time-period competition from the season premieres of "Hawaii Five-0" and "Castle." "Revolution" was the top gainer on Monday and Tuesday of this week in 18-49 and total viewers, going in total viewers from 9.213 million to 12.948 million (+3.735 million), an increase that's a full million more than the #2 Monday-Tuesday gainer, NCIS (+2.729 million).

NBC won September 24, the opening night of the 2012-13 season, among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49 and all other key demos, with a 128 percent gain versus last year's opening night (with a 4.1 average rating from 8-11 p.m. ET vs. a year-ago 1.8)

On Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 8-9:01 p.m. ET, "The Voice" (4.2/12 in 18-49, 11.6 million viewers overall) finished #1 in the time period and for the night among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49. Despite the arrival of competition this week from the season premieres of CBS's "NCIS," Fox's "The New Girl" and ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" Results Show, week three of "The Voice" finished within 11 percent of the prior week's 4.7 rating in official nationals. "The Voice" was up 27 percent versus last season's third Tuesday telecast (with a 4.2 rating vs. a 3.3 for a Results Show from 9-10 p.m. on April 17) and up 31 percent in total viewers (11.6 million vs. 8.9 million). "The Voice" was up 110 percent versus NBC's average in the time period last season in 18-49 rating (4.2 vs. 2.0) and up 89 percent in total viewers (11.6 million vs. 6.1 million). From its first half-hour to its second, "The Voice" grew by 0.7 of a point or 18 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 4.5 from a 3.8) and by 14 percent or 1.5 million persons in total viewers (12.3 million vs. 10.8 million).

Tuesday from 9:01-9:31 p.m. ET, the third regular telecast of "Go On" (2.7/7 in 18-49, 6.9 million viewers overall) finished within a tenth of a rating point of Fox's season premiere of "The New Girl" for #2 in the competitive time period in adults 18-49, and rated ahead of ABC's season premiere of the "Dancing With the Stars" Results Show (2.4/7 that half-hour). Despite the arrival this week of competition from the regular-slot premiere of Fox's "The New Girl" and season debuts of CBS's "NCIS: LA" and ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" Results Show, "Go On" ranked #2 in the half-hour among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-34 and tied for #2 in adults 25-54. "Go On" was up 13 percent versus NBC's average in the time period last season in 18-49 rating (2.7 vs. 2.4).

Tuesday from 9:31-10:01 p.m. ET, "The New Normal" (2.0/5 in 18-49, 5.1 million in total viewers) retained 74 percent of its 18-49 lead-in from "Go On," up from the prior week's 65 percent. Despite the arrival this week of competition from the series debut of Fox's "The Mindy Project" and season premieres of CBS's "NCIS: LA" and ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" Results Show, "The New Normal" retained 91 percent of the prior week's 18-49 rating (2.0 vs. 2.2).

Tuesday from 10:01-11 p.m. ET, "Parenthood" (1.8/5 in 18-49, 4.9 million in total viewers) retained 100 percent of the prior week's 18-49 rating, despite the arrival this week of competition from the series premieres of CBS's "Vegas" and the season debut of ABC's "Private Practice." "Parenthood" was up 6 percent in 18-49 versus its last four telecasts of last season (1.8 vs. 1.7). This week's "Parenthood" tied for #1 in the hour among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-34 and was #1 outright among those networks in women 18-49. Keep in mind that last season, "Parenthood" originals added an average of 47 percent to these next-day "live plus same day" ratings in 18-49 when Nielsen reported "live plus seven day" results.

NBC finished #2 Tuesday night in adults 18-49 and within 2 shares of #1 in week three for its Tuesday lineup versus the season premieres on ABC, CBS and Fox. Despite that competition, NBC's lineup finished within 10 percent of the prior week's Tuesday average (2.8 for the night vs. last week's 3.1)

On Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 8-8:30 p.m. ET, the regular-slot debut of "Animal Practice" averaged a 1.4/4 in 18-49 and 5.2 million viewers overall. In total viewers, "Animal Practice" improved on NBC's average in the time period last season by 5 percent (5.2 million vs. 4.9 million, L+SD non-sports) in a highly competitive half-hour versus Fox's "The X Factor," CBS's "Survivor" and ABC's season premiere of "The Middle."

Wednesday from 8:30-9 p.m. ET, the regular-slot debut of "Guys With Kids" (1.6/5 in 18-49, 4.8 million viewers overall) built on its 18-49 lead-in by 14 percent, the best performance relative to lead-in for an 8:30 p.m. ET comedy on ABC, CBS, NBC or Fox last week. "Guys With Kids" topped last year's premiere-week 18-49 rating in this slot for NBC by 23 percent (1.6 vs. 1.3) and also improved on NBC's average in the time period last season by 23 percent in 18-49 rating (1.6 vs. 1.3, L+SD non-sports) and 22 percent in total viewers (4.8 million vs. 4.0 million). "Guys With Kids" matched NBC's highest in-season 18-49 rating in this time period since February 1, 2012.

Wednesday from 9-11 p.m. ET, the 14th season premiere of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2.1/6 in adults 18-49, 7.2 million viewers overall) captured NBC's best in-season 18-49 rating in that time period since April 27, 2011 and biggest in-season overall audience since January 11, 2012. This is the strongest "SVU" rating in any slot since a 2.2 on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2011 from 10-11 p.m. From its first half-hour to its fourth, "Law & Order: SVU" grew by 22 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 2.2 from a 1.8) and by 24 percent or more than 1.4 million persons in total viewers (7.6 million vs. 6.2 million), to pull within 0.2 of a point of #1 in 18-49 among ABC, CBS and NBC for the 10:30-11 p.m. half-hour. "SVU" topped NBC's time-period average last season by 62 percent in 18-49 rating (with a 2.1 vs. a 1.3) and by 36 percent in total viewers (7.2 million vs. 5.3 million) in a highly competitive time period versus ABC's premieres of "Modern Family," "Neighbors" and "Revenge," CBS's debuts of "Criminal Minds" and "CSI" and Fox's "The X Factor." For its second hour from 10-11 p.m. ET, "Law & Order: SVU" ranked #2 in 18-49 among ABC, CBS and NBC, #1 in adults 18-34, women 18-34 and women 18-49 versus CBS's season premiere of "CSI" and ABC's season debut of "Revenge." Keep in mind that last season, "Law & Order: SVU" originals added an average of 47 percent to these next-day "live plus same day" ratings in 18-49 when Nielsen reported "live plus seven day" results.

On Thursday, Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. ET, "Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday" (1.5/5 in 18-49, 4.7 million viewers overall) retained 94 percent of its rating from the prior week despite the arrival this week of competition in the half-hour from CBS's season premiere of "Big Bang Theory" and ABC's series debut of "Last Resort." "SNL Weekend Update Thursday" improved on NBC's time-period averages from last season by 7 percent in 18-49 rating (1.5 vs. 1.4, L+SD non-sports) and 35 percent in total viewers (4.670 million vs. 3.447 million).

Thursday at 8:30 p.m. ET, "Up All Night" (1.4/4 in 18-49, 3.3 million viewers overall) grew week to week by 8 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 1.4 from a 1.3) and by 5 percent in total viewers (3.3 million vs. 3.1 million), despite the arrival of competition in the time period this week from CBS's season premiere of "Two and a Half Men" and ABC's series debut of "Last Resort." "Up All Night" retained 93 percent of its 18-49 lead-in from "SNL Weekend Update Thursday," up from the prior week's 81 percent retention. "Up All Night" built on its lead-in in adults 18-34 by 9 percent (with a 1.2 rating vs. a 1.1) and in women 18-34 by 15 percent (1.5 vs. 1.3). Keep in mind that last season "Up All Night" added an average 51 percent to these next-day "live plus same day" ratings when Nielsen reported "live plus seven day" results, the biggest percentage increase for any comedy on ABC, CBS, NBC or Fox.

Thursday from 9-9:31 p.m. ET, "The Office" (2.1/6 in 18-49, 4.1 million viewers overall) maintained its season-premiere rating of one week earlier despite the arrival in the time period of competition this week from the season debuts of ABC's Grey's Anatomy" and CBS's "Person of Interest." This week's "Office" also remained within 5 percent of the show's 2.2 average for last May's sweep in 18-49 (with a 2.1 rating vs. a 2.2). This week's "Office" built on its lead-in by 50 percent in 18-49 rating and 27 percent in total viewers. Note that last season "The Office" added an average 50 percent to these next-day "live plus same day" ratings when Nielsen reported "live plus seven day" results.

Thursday from 9:31-10 p.m. ET, "Parks and Recreation" (1.6/4 in 18-49, 3.3 million viewers overall) retained 94 percent of the prior week's season-premiere rating in adults 18-49, despite this week facing the concluding half-hours of ABC's Grey's Anatomy" season debut and CBS's "Person of Interest" season premiere. "Parks and Recreation" retained 76 percent of its 18-49 lead-in from "The Office," while retaining 91 percent in adults 18-34 (2.0 vs. 2.2) and 95 percent in men 18-34 (2.0 vs. 2.1).

Thursday at 10 p.m. ET, "Rock Center" averaged a 0.8/2 in1 8-49 and 3.1 million viewers overall).

On Friday, Sept. 28 at 8 p.m. ET, an encore telecast of "Grimm" averaged a 0.7/2 in 18-49 and 2.8 million viewers overall.

Friday at 9 p.m. ET, "Grimm" (1.6/5 in 18-49, 5.3 million viewers overall) captured the #1 18-49 rating of the night on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox. "Grimm" was #1 or tied for #1 among those networks from 9-10 p.m. in adults and women 18-34; adults, men and women 18-49; and adults, men and women 25-54. "Grimm" matched its highest 18-49 rating for a Friday telecast since January 20 and delivered its biggest overall Friday audience since that same date. The second-year drama won its hour by a 45 percent margin in adults 18-49 over the 1.1 ratings of CBS's series debut of "Made in Jersey," Fox's season premiere of "Fringe" and ABC's repeat of "Last Resort." "Grimm" increased its rating from its first half-hour to its second in every key demographic - adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54 - including a gain of 13 percent n adults 18-498 (to a 1.7 from a 1.5). Keep in mind that last season, "Grimm" originals added an average 69 percent to these next-day "live plus same day" 18-49 ratings when Nielsen issued "live plus seven day" results.

Friday at 10 p.m. ET, "Dateline NBC" averaged a 1.3/4 in 18-49 and 4.8 million viewers overall, and ranked #2 or tied for #2 among ABC, CBS and NBC in the time period in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and total viewers. "Dateline NBC" reported its top Friday 18-49 rating since June 1.

On Saturday, Sept. 29, at 8 p.m. ET, an encore telecast of "Revolution" averaged a 0.5/2 in 18-49 and 2.5 million viewers overall. From its first half-hour to its second, the "Revolution" rebroadcast grew by a tenth of a rating point in adults 18-49 (to a 0.6 from a 0.5) and adults 25-54 (0.8 vs. 0.7).

Saturday from 9-11 p.m. ET, a rebroadcast of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" delivered a 0.8/3 in 18-49 and 4.1 million viewers overall, capturing "SVU's" best Saturday 18-49 rating since July 21 and biggest overall audience for a Saturday encore since May 19. From its first half-hour to its fourth, "SVU" grew by 50 percent in adults 18-49 (to a 0.9 rating from a 0.6), 44 percent in adults 25-54 (1.3 vs. 0.9) and 38 percent or more than 1.2 million persons in total viewers (4.6 million vs. 3.4).

On Sunday, Sept. 30, the "NBC Sunday Night Football" telecast of the New York Giants at the Philadelphia Eagles propelled NBC to a Sunday win by all key measures. For its full duration, the Giants-Eagles game averaged a 9.0/23 in adults 18-49, 22.8 million viewers overall and a 14.1/22 household rating/share from 8:31-11:42 p.m. ET. The Giants-Eagles telecast generated the best 18-49 and total-viewer results ever for a week-four edition of "Sunday Night Football" and the top total-viewer results for an NFL week-four primetime game since 1996 (Dolphins-Colts) and best in household rating since 1997. The 18-49 rating and overall viewership for Sunday's game was up 17 percent and 20 percent, respectively, from last year's week-four contest, (Jets-Ravens, 7.7 in 18-49, 18.9 million viewers overall). It was also the top NFL primetime game versus the opening week of the television season since 1995 (Steelers-Dolphins) and highest-rated in households during the TV season's opening week since 1999 (Falcons-Cowboys).

For the night (from 7:30-11 p.m. ET), NBC averaged a 7.4/19 in 18-49 and 18.8 million viewers overall, to win the night in total viewers by 54 percent or more than 6.5 million persons over the second-place network (18.8 million vs. 12.3 million for Fox, which was boosted by an NFL overrun). In adults 18-49, NBC's margin of victory over the #2 network was 45 percent (7.4 vs. 5.1 for Fox).

Also on Sunday, "Football Night in America 2" from 7:30-7:56 p.m. ET averaged a 1.2/4 in 18-49, 3.5 million viewers overall and a 2.3/4 household rating/share. "Football Night in America 3" from 7:56-8:22 p.m. delivered a 4.7/13 in 18-49, 12.4 million viewers overall and a 7.6/12 in households. From 8:22-8:31 p.m., "NBC Sunday Night Football Pre Kickoff" averaged a 6.6/18 in 18-49, 17.0 million viewers overall and a 10.4/17 in households. Note: "Football Night in America" from 7-7:30 p.m. ET was sustaining and is excluded from nightly and weekly primetime averages.





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· ANIMAL PRACTICE (NBC)
· BIG BANG THEORY, THE (CBS)
· BONES (FOX)
· CASTLE (ABC)
· CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· DANCING WITH THE STARS (ABC)
· DATELINE NBC (NBC)
· FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA (NBC)
· FRINGE (FOX)
· GO ON (NBC)
· GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)
· GRIMM (NBC)
· GUYS WITH KIDS (NBC)
· HAWAII FIVE-0 (CBS)
· LAST RESORT (ABC)
· LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)
· MADE IN JERSEY (CBS)
· MEDIUM (CBS)
· MIDDLE, THE (ABC)
· MINDY PROJECT, THE (FOX)
· MOB DOCTOR, THE (FOX)
· MODERN FAMILY (ABC)
· NCIS (CBS)
· NCIS: LOS ANGELES (CBS)
· NEIGHBORS, THE (ABC)
· NEW GIRL (FOX)
· NEW NORMAL, THE (NBC)
· OFFICE, THE (NBC)
· PARENTHOOD (NBC)
· PARKS & RECREATION (NBC)
· PERSON OF INTEREST (CBS)
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[08/20/14 - 02:15 PM]
Animal Planet's "Treehouse Masters" Is Top of the Charts
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Friday, August 15.

[08/20/14 - 12:44 PM]
Syfy's "Wizard Wars" Makes Magic -- Conjures Up Over One Million Total Viewers
Syfy spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 19.

[08/20/14 - 12:11 PM]
4.5 Million Viewers Turn to WE tv on Night of "Braxton Family Values" and "SWV Reunited" Premieres
WE tv spins the numbers for Thursday, August 14.

[08/20/14 - 08:39 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Ranks as the #1 Show of the Night on the Big 4 in Every Key Measure
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 19.

[08/20/14 - 08:26 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Got Talent" Continues Its Reign for NBC
The Peacock once again leads the night among both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/19/14 - 02:19 PM]
Summer Finales of ABC Family's "Switched at Birth" and "The Fosters" Garner Multi-Week Highs in Total Viewers and Target Demos
ABC Family spins the numbers for Monday, August 18.

[08/19/14 - 02:01 PM]
"Fast N' Loud" Returns as the #1 Program in Cable on Monday Night
Discovery spins the numbers for Monday, August 18.

[08/19/14 - 11:47 AM]
Cartoon Network Continues to Rank as Television's #1 Network for Early Delivery Among Targeted Boys 2-11, 6-11 & 9-14
Turner spins the numbers for the week of August 11-17.

[08/19/14 - 11:47 AM]
U.S. Record 3.3 Million Tune in to NBC Sports Group's Opening Weekend of Premier League Coverage
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, August 16 and Sunday, August 17.

[08/19/14 - 11:33 AM]
Disney Channel Sweeps Prime and Total Day in Total Viewers and Across Major Youth Kid 2-11, Kid 6-11 and Tween 9-14 Demos
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of August 11-17.

[08/19/14 - 11:31 AM]
TNT's "Legends" Climbs to 8 Million Viewers Across Multiple Platforms
TNT spins the numbers for the week of August 11-17.

[08/19/14 - 10:57 AM]
Discovery Channel Earns Its Highest-Rated "Shark Week" Ever in Its 27 Year History
Discovery spins the numbers for its annual summer stunt.

[08/19/14 - 08:46 AM]
"American Ninja Warrior" Delivers Its Biggest Overall Audience in More Than Two Years
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, August 18.

[08/19/14 - 08:45 AM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Is the #1 Syndie Talk Show for the 3rd Straight Week
Disney-ABC Domestic Television spins the numbers for the week of August 4-8.

[08/19/14 - 08:30 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "MasterChef" Tops Demos as FOX, NBC Split 18-49 Crown
NBC's top draw is a new two-hour installment of "American Ninja Warrior."