or


[05/02/14 - 08:40 AM]
"Grey's Anatomy" Is Up to a 9-Week High in Viewers
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 1.

[via press release from ABC]

"Grey's Anatomy" Is Up to a 9-Week High in Viewers/"Black Box" Post Stronger Debut Retention than CBS' "Bad Teacher"

ABC Thursday Prime (8-11pm - 6.6 million and 1.5/4 in AD18-49): With a repeat Grey's Anatomy at 8pm, and original Grey's at 9pm and Black Box at 10pm, ABC finished #2 on Thursday in Total Viewers and won the night in Adults 18-34 and Women 18-34 (10th straight week).

Grey's Anatomy (9-10pm - 8.7 million and 2.6/8 in AD18-49): Nearly tripling its Adult 18-49 lead-in at 9pm (+189%), ABC's Grey's Anatomy shot up to dominate its hour, beating CBS' comedies by 44% (Two and a Half Men/Bad Teacher = 1.8/5), NBC's I Heart Radio Music Awards by 53% (1.7/5) and Fox with American Idol and Surviving Jack by 117% (1.2/4). In fact against Grey's, Idol fell to a new all-time low for any telecast in AD18-49 (1.5/5).

· Growing week to week in Total Viewers (+9%) and Adults 18-49 (+13%), Grey's drew its biggest audience since its mid-season return 9 weeks ago - since 2/27/14. The ABC drama was Thursday's #1 most social broadcast series with 103,992 tweets, spiking 121% week to week.

· In its 10th season, Grey's Anatomy is up over the same point last year in both Total Viewers (+9%) and Adults 18-49 (+7%), delivering its best numbers in 4 and 3 years, respectively - since the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons.

Black Box (10-11pm - 5.4 million and 1.3/4 in AD18-49): In the 10pm hour, ABC's Black Box retained a solid 87% of its week-earlier debut in Adults 18-49, considerably stronger than the week to week retention for CBS' Bad Teacher debut (71%). In fact, it was ABC's strongest retention for a drama debut this season.

Quick Take for Thursday, May 1, 2014 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC Wins Thursday in Adults 18-34 and Women 18-34, Leading for the 10th Straight Week among Young Women

"Grey's Anatomy" is Up in Viewers and Young Adults, Drawing its Biggest Overall Audience Since its Mid-Season Return 9 Weeks Ago

ABC's "Black Box" Delivers Stronger Debut Retention than CBS' "Bad Teacher"

ABC Thursday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. - 6.1 million and 1.6/5 in AD18-49):

With a repeat "Grey's Anatomy" at 8:00 p.m., an original "Grey's" at 9:00 p.m. and "Black Box" at 10:00 p.m., ABC finished No. 2 on Thursday in Total Viewers (6.1 million), while winning the night in Adults 18-34 and Women 18-34 (10th straight week).

"Grey's Anatomy" (9:00-10:00 p.m. - 8.7 million and 2.6/8 in AD18-49):

Nearly tripling its Adult 18-49 lead-in at 9:00 p.m. (+189%), ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" shot up to dominate its hour, beating CBS' comedies by 44% ("Two and a Half Men"/"Bad Teacher" = 1.8/5), NBC's "I Heart Radio Music Awards" by 53% (1.7/5) and Fox with "American Idol" and "Surviving Jack" by 117% (1.2/4). "Grey's" was Thursday's No. 2 TV show with young adults, behind only CBS' "The Big Bang Theory." In fact against "Grey's," "Idol" fell to a new all-time low for any telecast in both viewers and young adults.

· Growing week to week in Total Viewers (+9%) and Adults 18-49 (+13%), "Grey's" drew its biggest audience since its mid-season return 9 weeks ago - since 2/27/14. Featuring the return of Isaiah Washington, the ABC drama was Thursday's No. 1 most social broadcast series with 103,992 tweets, spiking 121% week to week.

· In its 10th season, "Grey's Anatomy" is up over the same point last year in both Total Viewers (+9%) and Adults 18-49 (+7%), delivering its best numbers in 4 and 3 years, respectively - since the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons.

"Black Box" (10:00-11:00 p.m. - 5.4 million and 1.3/4 in AD18-49):

In the 10:00 p.m. hour, ABC's "Black Box" retained a solid 87% of its week-earlier debut in Adults 18-49 (1.3/4 vs. 1.5/5), considerably stronger than the week to week retention for CBS' "Bad Teacher" debut (71% - 1.5/4 vs. 2.1/6). In fact, it was ABC's strongest retention for a drama debut this season.

A note about increasing DVR penetration and year-to-year rating comparisons: Year-to-year rating comparisons based on the Live + Same Day data stream are distorted by the level of DVR penetration in the Nielsen sample, which has jumped up to 49% currently, from 47% at the same point in 2013. More viewers are watching shows on their own timetables, which may not be reflected in the overnight next-day numbers. The only truly valid year-to-year comparison would be one based on the Live + 7 Day metric, once those stats are released by Nielsen.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 05/01/14. Nielsen Social, total tweets, as dated.





  [may 2014]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· AMERICAN IDOL (ABC)
· BAD TEACHER (CBS)
· BLACK BOX (ABC)
· GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)
· SURVIVING JACK (FOX)
· TWO AND A HALF MEN (CBS)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[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.

[12/04/17 - 08:17 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Sunday Night Football" Continue Reign
The Peacock cruises to another victory in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/03/17 - 11:15 AM]
FOX Sports Super Saturday Records Huge Viewership Numbers for Big Ten and Big 12 Championships
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Saturday, December 3.

[12/03/17 - 08:27 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: College Football Pushes FOX to Top Spot
The network leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/02/17 - 08:52 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Dramas Hold Off Competition
The Eye edges the night in adults 18-49, easily tops total viewers.

[12/01/17 - 08:18 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Thursday Night Football" Hold Off Competition
The Peacock takes home top honors in total viewers and adults 18-49.