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[12/18/12 - 08:27 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Gossip Girl" Wraps Run with Season High
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for monday, december 17, 2012)

Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

CBS (9.81 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1) topped the charts for the second Monday in a row with its mix of "How I Met Your Mother" (8.49 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.3, #T4), a second "How I Met Your Mother" (8.83 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.5, #T2), "2 Broke Girls" (10.16 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.5, #T2), "Mike & Molly" (10.80 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.3, #T4) and "Hawaii Five-0" (10.29 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #6).

NBC (9.32 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.9, #2) once again had to settle for second place with the penultimate installment of "The Voice" (13.23 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.1, #1) followed by a sneak preview of "1600 Penn" (7.19 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.3, #7) and the season finale of "Take It All" (4.51 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T8).

Next up was FOX (3.31 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with its holiday lineup of "DreamWorks Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury" (3.90 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T8), "Ice Age: Mammoth Christmas" (4.02 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T8) and "Happiness is a Warm Blanket Charlie Brown" (2.66 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #14).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.84 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) offered up a new "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (4.24 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #13) and a second "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (4.88 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #11) plus a repeat of "Castle" (5.40 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #12).

And finally, a "Gossip Girl" (1.33 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #16) recap special and the series finale of "Gossip Girl" (1.51 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #15) on The CW (1.42 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Gossip Girl" delivered a 1.3 rating at 8:00/7:00c and a 1.8 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+60.00% - Gossip Girl
+7.89% - The Voice
0.00% - How I Met Your Mother
-11.11% - Hawaii Five-0
-12.50% - 2 Broke Girls
-15.38% - Mike & Molly
-20.00% - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - 9:00
-23.08% - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - 8:00
-31.82% - Take It All

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+166.67% - Gossip Girl - 9:00 (vs. Hart of Dixie (Repeat))
+127.78% - The Voice (vs. Who's Still Standing?/Fear Factor)
+100.00% - Gossip Girl - 8:00 (vs. Hart of Dixie (Repeat))
+50.00% - Mike & Molly (vs. Mike & Molly (Repeat))
+43.48% - How I Met Your Mother - 8:00 (vs. How I Met Your Mother (Repeat))
+40.00% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. Two and a Half Men (Repeat))
+33.33% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat))
+29.63% - How I Met Your Mother - 8:30 (vs. 2 Broke Girls (Repeat))
+25.00% - Take It All (vs. Rock Center With Brian Williams)
+9.09% - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - 9:00 (vs. You Deserve It)
-4.17% - 1600 Penn (vs. Fear Factor)
-25.93% - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - 8:00 (vs. Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special/A Chipmunk Christmas)
-28.57% - DreamWorks Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury (vs. Terra Nova)

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," 2.6/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.3/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/5.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.7/3; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

* At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat 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 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 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 (12/19/11):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to local NFL preemptions, Fast Nationals for ABC are inflated on the night and for CBS from 8-930p.]

CBS (7.43 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T1) claimed top honors on Monday with its all-repeat lineup of "How I Met Your Mother" (6.81 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.3, #4), "2 Broke Girls" (7.74 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1), "Two and a Half Men" (8.46 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2), "Mike & Molly" (7.79 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T5) and "Hawaii Five-0" (6.90 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.8, #8).

Sharing the demo crown however was FOX (7.18 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T1) with a new "Terra Nova" (7.24 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.1, #7) followed by the season finale of "Terra Nova" (7.12 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T5).

Next up was NBC (5.38 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3) with the launch of "Who's Still Standing?" (5.56 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #9) alongside new episodes of "Fear Factor" (6.28 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.4, #3) and "Rock Center With Brian Williams" (4.31 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.2, #12).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.54 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) offered up its mix of "Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special" (4.76 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #11), "A Chipmunk Christmas" (5.00 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #10), "You Deserve It" (4.15 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.1, #13) and a repeat of "Castle" (4.60 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #14).

And finally, repeats of "Hart of Dixie" (1.36 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15) and "Hart of Dixie" (1.05 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15) on The CW (1.20 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Dixie" posted a 0.4 rating at 8:00/7:00c and a 0.4 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+22.22% - You Deserve It
+9.09% - Rock Center With Brian Williams
0.00% - Terra Nova
-31.43% - Fear Factor

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+10.53% - Terra Nova - 8:00 (vs. Million Dollar Money Drop)
+10.00% - Terra Nova - 9:00 (vs. Million Dollar Money Drop)
+4.35% - Rock Center With Brian Williams (vs. Perfect Couples/The Office (Repeat))
-8.33% - You Deserve It (vs. Castle (Repeat))
-11.11% - Fear Factor (vs. The Sing-Off)
-44.44% - Who's Still Standing? (vs. The Sing-Off)

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," 2.5/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.9/6; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.2/3 with an encore.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.6/2; "Nightline," 0.9/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2 with an encore.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.6/5 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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