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[12/27/13 - 08:36 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Demos with Repeat Lineup
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (12/26/13):

CBS (6.468 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) was the network to beat on Thursday with its all-repeat lineup of "The Big Bang Theory" (10.971 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1), "The Millers" (7.435 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2), a second "The Millers" (5.296 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5), a third "The Millers" (4.447 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7) and "Elementary" (5.330 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7).

ABC (5.061 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) then was the number two draw with a rebroadcast of "Shark Tank" (5.584 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3) followed by the two-hour "20/20: Mysteries of the Castle - Beyond Downton Abbey" (4.799 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6).

Next up was NBC (3.384 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) with its encore mix of "Parks & Recreation" (2.221 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9), another "Parks & Recreation" (2.005 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9) and "The Women of SNL" (4.019 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.478 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) served up a repeat of "Glee" (1.561 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #11) followed by a second "Glee" (1.396 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12).

And finally, second runs of "The Vampire Diaries" (0.888 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) and "Reign" (0.923 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) on The CW (0.905 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Diaries" delivered a 0.4 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Reign" a 0.4 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - 20/20: Mysteries of the Castle - Beyond Downton Abbey (vs. Grey's Anatomy (Repeat)/Scandal (Repeat))

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," 2.2/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/4 with an encore.

· 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; "Late Show," 0.5/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore telecast) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.9/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1 with an encore).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/27/12):

CBS (9.56 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) was the repeat king on Thursday with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (11.98 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1), "Two and a Half Men" (8.74 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2), "Person of Interest" (10.33 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3) and "Elementary" (7.98 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4).

ABC (3.58 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then snagged the silver with encores of "Happy New Year, Charlie Brown" (4.65 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #5), "Grey's Anatomy" (3.20 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and "Scandal" (2.90 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10).

Next up was NBC (2.61 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and its combination of "30 Rock" (2.55 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10), "Up All Night" (2.23 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7), "The Office" (2.14 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7), "Parks & Recreation" (1.92 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10) and "Rock Center With Brian Williams" (3.41 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #6).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.77 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up a marathon of "The Mindy Project" (2.06 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10), another "The Mindy Project" (1.74 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10), yet another "The Mindy Project" (1.62 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #16) and even more "The Mindy Project" (1.66 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10).

And finally, repeats of "The Vampire Diaries" (1.05 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T17) and "Beauty and the Beast" (0.94 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T17) on The CW (0.99 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) cloised out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Diaries" delivered a 0.5 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Beast" a 0.4 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

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

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Source: Nielsen Media Research





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